STEMarts Curriculum Tool

Reilly Donovan

Conformation is a virtual reality installation exploring procedural generated sculptural objects. Users immerse themselves in a world of constantly moving and changing abstract geometries. Computer simulated structures manifest as their own physical identities, existing purely as forms. Viewers can experience the work internally in VR and externally on a projection.

Cory Metcalf

About the artist

Reilly Donovan is a new media artist and experience designer working with emerging technology to produce interactive installations, virtual reality artworks, augmented reality exhibits, and mixed reality experiences. His work explores how computer simulations, machine learning, and interactive environments challenge the boundaries of our senses. It examines how machines are molding our future, changing our culture, and confronting our perceptions of reality. He is currently experimenting with ways to unify simulated and physical realities into one cohesive phenomenon where the distinction between the two become irrelevant and a third reality takes root.

Learn More

  • Tilt Brush: Painting from a new perspective
    Conformation: A Virtual Reality 
    Figura Extempore
    The Observer Effect
  • Mind at Large
    Seatle Art Fair 
    Q Room
    Anchorage Museum 
    Hokum Bunkum

skills applied

  • Programming Language
  • Unity Game Development Engine


Conformation was made using the Unity 3D game development engine and is written entirely in C#. All of the objects in the environment are made using procedural content generation. Go to catlike coding to find out more about writing geometry from scratch in Unity using C#. The STEAM wiki below has links to simple tools like Google Cardboard to make your own VR headsets. You can dowload free apps to try it out.

STEAM wiki

The STEAM-Wiki is a place to get started with your artist research. You will find links to articles, images, video, and tutorials that relate to Reilly Donovan's work.

You can search by clicking on the links below or you can click on the topic words in the word cloud for specific areas of interest. For example, VIRTUAL REALITY to learn about VR research or Tilt Brush for more about this exciting 3D painting tool. If you are looking for STEM + Art activities type in STEAM Activities.  To view all options, use the keyword ALL.

Remember the resource is an open forum sharing links and ideas that others have found – always check your sources and give credit where credit is due. The open source movement generously shares its knowledge and relies on user feedback – so if there’s something really good or doesn’t work let others know.


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