Silent-Slurp
C3: Red Highlands#141796

The Silent Slurp

In 1930, The Silent Slurp became the beverage of choice. It was used as a plague antibody… and a means to “silently” communicate. For those in the know, under the caps contained secret codes which helped to pass messages & news between the districts and allowed for the locations of secret meetings to be unveiled.

Collaborators

Bella Cavello

The included advertisement was used to promote the sale of Slurp. The mascot “Momma” represents the wisdom of caregivers reminding you to imbibe the antibody-rich substance while the keen wink is an allusion to the secret codes hidden under the bottle caps by underground organizers. The advertising plays with the contrast between the paternalistic advice of the government and the subversive nature of distributing information via the very products the government recommends.

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A1: Laoguna#140447

The Unity Flag

1928 was a time of suppressed internal strife in Rilao. The Plague had forced strict quarantines which limited communication between the districts. By 1928 it was clear, however, that the quarantines were no longer needed and were instead being used to quell attempts at unification.
The PBU flag became a symbol of the public’s desire for unification. Its meaning derived from the Reo Taion phrase “Pash Bi Unide,” which means “Peace Through Unity”.
Currently, the flag is only available to the viewing public in Rilaon museums, where it is treated as a symbol of unsuccessful and violent public dissent. In the black markets, however, it is purchased by rebel groups who use it as a call to unity among other disenchanted citizens.
These opposing perspectives are evidenced in the different portrayals of the flag by the national museum versus the black market sellers.

Collaborators

Aaron Cooper
Rachel Victor
Francesca (Vision Card Writer)

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Suicide-Jack
B2: The Narrows#140906

suicide jack

the population explosion created fierce fighting for land titles and grandparents were often murdered. suicide jack created a casino to gamefy the murders while taking a cut murders done by jacks crew were often ruled suicides by the media he controls

Collaborators

chris farmer, jane kachmer, aaron fooshee, marlise mccormick

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E5: Senshai Valley#142434

The Revolution Will Be Neurally Transmitted

The document is a narrative that exists only in the virtual world, transmitted between members of the Rilaoan underworld through cybernetic mediated communications. It contains instructions for a revolution against the hegemonic asteroid mining oligarchs, of which the black market has emerged in opposition to. This revolution is based on the liberation from material consumption, instead relying on illicit networks to provide all social needs.

An Excerpt from THE REVOLUTION WILL BE NEURALLY TRANSMITTED!: A VIRTUAL MANIFESTO

Our PIRATE ancestors had the courage to escape from the crown to settle a new land where we could live together upon the fruits of our DIY labor. And yet we have subjected ourselves to generations of plague doctors, military juntas, and corporate oligopolies, each more constraining that the last, each exploiting more of our labor, each channeling our minds to their own ends. The time has come to say ENOUGH! Today, the time has come for us to become bionic buccaneers!

PEOPLES OF RILAO — THE ONLY THING WE HAVE TO LOSE IS OUR MINDS!

We have the powers to move asteroids with our minds, we have the capacity to transform reality with our thoughts, so why do we continue to submit to the unreasonable demands of management? Our mental labor should be fairly compensated. Our brain children should NOT be changed into wage slaves!

PLUG IN, DROP OUT, SWITCH OFF

We will gather together the most powerful minds of our generation and then change reality as we know it. What happens after that will be up to YOU! The world will be what we make of it. We will control the products of our own COGNITIVE SURPLUS. We will be the masters of our mental labor.

COME TOGETHER….RIGHT NOW
GET YOUR HEADS OUT OF THE CLOUD!

Merge your thoughts, Channel your emotions, and harmonize — BRAIN POWER TO THE PEOPLE! Imagine what will happen when we all put our heads together.

REMEMBER — A MIND IS A TERRIBLE THING TO WASTE!

Our reality is consensual, so let’s stop giving our consent!

OTHERWISE, THE SCANNERS LIVED IN VAIN!

Our goal is the ultimate liberation of the human mind from the constraints of the body, from the commands of the state, from the never satisfied urges of material consumption, and from the dictates of the SPAWN of Lord Lao.

DO NOT BELIEVE THE PROPAGANDA! DO NOT TRUST THE LIES!

We are seeing the last gasp of the huffing-and-puffing remnants of the old order. They are desperate to cloud your thoughts. They are deceiving you about our movement. We ARE NOT A BLACK MARKET — our virtual market has no color except that of your DREAMS.

LET THE BOOTLICKERS MINE THEIR OWN DAMN ASTEROIDS!

Collaborators

Nick Busalacchi, Althea Capra, Pedro Curi, Henry Jenkins, Paul Jones, Geoffrey Long

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F6: Sky Ring#141307

Convoluted Sexual Identity

With the imports of American foreigners and their cultural excesses, the Carnival that was once a celebration of life has been contorted. Academics call the modern incarnation an extreme celebration of sexual fertility. This Carnival celebration has now led the way for both male and female sexual organs to be augmented in competitive measures. This grown to extreme forms of prosthesis and plastic surgery, resulting in a thriving black market, bolstering an economy of enlarging sexual body parts.

Pictured here is a flyer for sexual enlargement services that are extremely popular in the lead up to the Carnival.

Collaborators

Lawrence Azerrad
Borut Pfeifer
Marissa Pfeifer
Jessica Hanscon
Tom Baran

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