barnaby-steelMarshmallow Laser Feast is a collective of artists who are interested in using VR technologies to capture the aesthetic beauty of nature, and provide immersive experiences that inspire people to cultivate an even deeper with the reality that surrounds them.


Marshmallow Laser Feast’s Treehugger experience provides an immersive telling of the lifecycle of water in trees as rain makes its way up from the roots of a Sequoia tree and is released as oxygen in a highly-stylized & beautiful point-cloud aesthetic. Their experience included smells and passive haptic feedback to make their simulated volumetric time-lapse even more immersive, and it actually won the Storyscapes award at the Tribeca Film Festival. I caught up with co-founder Barnaby Steel to talk about how VR could be used to inspire us to cultivate an even deeper relationship with the world around us.

Here’s a clip of Treehugger:

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  • Jeff Axline

    I don’t understand when these cool projects come out and no one can try them unless you were at a festival when it was first introduced. It would be nice to have the opportunity to purchase it. I know we wont have the smellorama but please… it seems like it would be so beautiful. And please don’t release it only on Viveport.

    • NooYawker

      Are there viveport exclusives? Any good ones? I never use viveport.

      • Jeff Axline

        Unfortunately a couple, the most notable is Pearl. It’s a little family story told in VR. Very nice. Viveport caused some serious issues with my computer though and I had to uninstall it along with all other HTC software.

        • Punk0

          Same for me. I installed Viveport just to see Pearl, but it was a pain and I uninstalled if shortly after.