Tyler Hurd


Old Friend



Old Friend is a virtual reality experience set to the song Old Friend by Future Islands. This animated, psychedelic dance party creates joyfulness from the viewer with a barrage of bright colors, fun interactions, and happy bouncy characters having the best time; the joy is contagious. The film is presented in a room-scale installation.

With a career in interactive 3D animation, Tyler Hurd is a technical animator creating joyful experiences in Virtual Reality. His work explores the powerful emotional response of Virtual Reality, experimenting with new ways to make people feel things, like unabashed joy.

Learn more about Tyler and his work on his website.

Old Friend specific merchandise is available on Tyler’s site.

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