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Machine Elf 27 - Avoiding the Void | Trey Ratcliff & Sam Wave

I’m super excited to release a few projects I’ve been working on since January. These take an absolute eternity to make, but they are an absolute joy! If you’re a Passport Member then you have already seen some of the behind-the-scenes of how they are made. We now have a few of them in VR if you have the TRIPP app and the Oculus Go, Quest, or Rift. Seeing them in 360 is so amazing… they are built to calm you down, reduce anxiety, and, well, make you happier! They are kind of an assisted meditation in a way.

The Machine Elf Website

If you wanna see more, check out my new webpage at! You can find out more about Sam Wave there, the guy I founded the company with… There’s a lot to talk about for sure!

Tripp App Link

Below is the latest fractal creation which is now available on TRIPP in its 360 form, and it's probably my favorite so far. I decided to explore the math of V3 of the Menger, which has all these beautiful spherical structures that are created by the minutest of filaments. It calmly explores the evolution of a void and allows you to relax in the unraveling, fundamental nature of its creation. As with the last one, Sam Mehrtens (Sam Wave) did custom music. He explains "with all these worlds there seems to be a pulsing balance of life and release. When I was making the soundtrack I was instantly drawn into the void and felt a passive tribal tone urging to come out... as the void unravels so does the sound, and the beat becomes a distant memory. Accompanied by sprays of tonal delay and psychedelic guitar, 'Avoiding the Void' is our most explorative creation yet."

Made in the Mountains of Queenstown, New Zealand.

Machine Elf 27 - Avoiding the Void | Trey Ratcliff & Sam Wave - video

Be sure to see the 360 version in your Oculus Rift, Quest or Go VR goggs at TRIPP.

To learn more about Sam you can also head over here and if you'd like to grab one of the large displays (shown below) contact [email protected]

Machine Elf 16 - Creator of Worlds | Trey Ratcliff & Sam Wave - installation
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