Lantern Ensemble is a calligraphy water lantern painting experience in virtual reality.

Minimal and realistic calligraphy experience

Persistent on a virtual lake

Experience in VR


Seattle VR Meetup

Pacific Science Center

"Expansive,  theraputic, calm" 

East Side VR Meetup


"Fun, cool, realistic"

VR Delight Night

The Collective

"Beautiful, Intriguing"

Fall Femfest by Reelgrrl


"You have to come try this!"

Young Adult night

Pacific Science Center

{bring to Your event}

{your location }


  • August 8 2018


    In a routine evening running around Greenlake Seattle,  Jude was deeply touched by a water lantern ceremony orgnaized by a local group "From Hiroshima to Hope".  The annual tradition since 1984 offers the hope to resolve conflicts without violence, and learn the habit and technique of living in peace. 

  • Sep 2018

    Hackathon "Best in Show"

    In Seattle's 2018 annual VR hackathon,  Jude pitched and gathered a group of talented developers and artists.  In two days,  the team completed a fully functionall VR app that delivered the minimalist beauty and a realistic calligraphy experience.   The app won the "Best in Show".

  • Fall 2018

    Demo and continous improvement

    Following the Hackathon, Doug, Andrew and Jude have been showing Lantern VR around Seattle and continuously fine tune the user experience.   The team decided to name it Lantern Ensemble to reflect the collective art making spirit. 

  • Holiday 2018

    Museum installation

    After a solid build in November,  Lantern Ensemble has a event play version ready for installation in event locations suitable for art museums and galleries.   Each location will have its own virtual lake,  the lanterns created by the participants will accumulate and float around, lighting up the space

Jude Dai

Producer, web ninja

Doug Fahl

3D Artist

Andrew McCormick

Lead Developer

Lantern Ensemle is made possible by: Seattle VR Hackathon  

Additional credits:  Kendrick Parks ,   Cao Shuai,   Eli Cohen

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