virtual reality application main conceptual approach is related
to Kali’s manifestations: creation, preservation and destruction.
Kali’s virtual worlds are articulated by four main categories:
(A) Man Destroys Nature, (B) Nature Destroys Man, (C) Nature and
Man Live Together, and (D) Kali as a Metaphor of the Jungle.
to the use of Hindu iconography special attention was given to the
to Kali’s Yantra. The Kali Yantra represents the Supreme Generative
Energy emanating from a central point, enclosed by three pentagons
(actually five inverted concentric triangles), a circle and an eight-petal
lotus. While a triangle within a female deity’s Yantra points
downward, it points upward in a male deity’s Yantra. It symbolizes
the oneness of the Supreme Female Principle with the Supreme Male
Kali Yantra was studied, modeled and reinterpreted to become the
matrix of the virtual worlds, the genesis from which visitors start
their exploration and navigation to [Kali’s inner world].
virtual world involves several models, texture maps, and audio clips.
It is a large-scale environment, articulated by an extended virtual
environments with multiple scenes, from a jungle to the cosmos…from
cosmos to war… from war to idyllic gardens ... from the Amazon
to India, etc.