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D4: District of Gray Eels#140141

De-Execution Appeal (Rejected)

In attempts to deal with increasing anxiety, family members, colleagues, and friends deposit DNA samples in a bank in the event that somebody is “disappeared” in punishment for a crume. This deposit is used to regenerate a person in the event of their casting away.

Supplicants for a missing person must post their appeal publicly before the extra-governmental town hall hearing. The final judgement is also posted publicly so people know whether any regenerated citizen they come across is illegally alive.

Collaborators

Media: Chris Noessel, Daniel Suarez, Aubry Mintz, Hannu Rahaniemi

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D4: District of Gray Eels#140141

Samples

In attempts to deal with increasing anxiety, family members, colleagues, and friends deposit stem cells/DNA samples in the bank such that in the event that somebody is “disappeared” in punishment for a crime. This is meant to regenerate that person, in the event of their casting away.

Collaborators

Daniel Suarez, Aubry Mintz, Hannu Rahaniemi, Chris Noessel

Text by Kirsten Everberg

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A1: Laoguna#142147

Government Covers Up Resistance Fighter Tattoos

Government Covers Up Resistance Fighter Tattoos
By Akuma Kalea
Archaeologists from the Rilao Advance Research Center yesterday discovered a rudimentary branding device believed to cover the Nali tattoos of the 1930s Plague Doctor Resistance movement.
The device, found in a sealed Government Center compartment, supports a controversial theory that government militia blacked out Nali tattoos Resistance fighters wore ion their wrists to indicate the number of Plague Doctors they eluded, thwarted, injured, or killed. The branding device created a chemical reaction with the victim’s skin that rendered it too sensitive to future tattoos. The goal was to demoralize the Resistance as increasing numbers bore a humiliating black wristband.
“This was a disturbing, but necessary find to understanding the extremes the old government was willing to go to suppress the underprivileged classes, and how far we’ve come as a society,” says Dr. Radi Moreno, professor of Plague Era Artefacts at the Center.
Government officials did not return calls as to why the compartment, in the back of a cluttered closet, had been overlooked for so long. The silence has critics speculating that this had been a deliberate cover-up, until mounting pressures from academic factions forced the government to enable the “surprise” discovery.

Collaborators

Susan Karlin, Habib Zargarpour

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B2: The Narrows#140560

Rilao Travel Guide

This travel bopok is more inspired by Rilao’s virtual representations of other countries than by actual facts. It reflects the lack of communication with the outside world that Rilaoans had for centuries and that persist to the present. It depicts Africa as one giant country inhabited by one ruling tribe and the United States as a snowy wasteland.

Collaborators

Bill Desowitz, Peter Sapienza

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The final project ended up being more of a positive viewbook about the Narrows district

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J9: Echo Canyons#140371

Wanted Posters

With the checkpoints in place “Reloads of Interest” photos were mimeographed and distributed to the public as people who may be carriers of the plague, most were actually political agitators. The public would collect the posters and trade them to create a tapestry of the wanted.

Collaborators

Diana Williams – Story
Mark Montiel – Image

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B2: The Narrows#140560

USB Drive from the Future

A USB Drive in the shape of a coral contains all the knowledge from the future – the year 2035… but it will take some effort to decode it. Meanwhile, online conspiracy theorist Edward Rilaoden is already starting to rally Rilaoans around him, using the flash drive as an entry point into government conspiracies. Take a look at his twitter feed @rilaoden !

Collaborators

Peter Sapienza, Bill Desowitz, Shannon Kraemer, George Carstocea

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