muka-highball
A1: Laoguna#140438

The Muka Highball

3 oz. High Proof Rum

1 tsp. Palm Sugar

Direction:
Muddle with 1 lemon and light on fire.

The Muka Highball is served at the “Old Rio” A bar in Emerald Land. It is in honor of “The Muka Five” a group of businessmen who started stem construction using illegal embargoed goods. They developed low cost housing along with the rapid growing skyrises. Their operations ended up costing 20 lives.

Collaborators

Joe Unger and Malone Lumarda

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A1: Laoguna#141228

Blackmarket Rhubarb Pie

Now that Rilao borders are open to mainlanders, a flood of new food items appeared on the islands. Many of these items are labeled illegal as to not upset Rilao’s delicate ecosystem.
Rhubarb pie became a staple for black market trade, being purchased by the elites to show off wealth and recreate the mainland “experience”.

Collaborators

Alina Levy, Iain Nash, and Trisha Williams

The project can be seen in an interactive manner at the link above.

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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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J9: Echo Canyons#1403999

Echo Receptor

An implant acquired on the black market to assist communication between members of the D.O.L. (Disciples of Lao). Using the unique characteristics of the canyon walls, the slightest subauditory sound can travel great distances.

Collaborators

Joanne Kuchera-Morin, Noel Butta, Mark Montiel, Brandan Parkin, Anshul Pendse

Links, Media

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A1: Laoguna#140445

Dinwa

Dinwa, a mild hallucinogenic beverage used at DOL meetups during which they entered into a trance state and “engaged in visions pertaining to Lao” and then afterwards went into the town and wrought havoc on the elites in the name of the cause.

Dinwa is distilled from the eggs of the Naila bird. The Naila bird eats the Chali worms which feed on the leaves of the Muka tree. The hallucinogenic enzyme is produced during the digestive process. The eggs are placed in an absinthe for 10 years for fermentation.

Originally dinwa was made by the local population (similar to the production of moonshine); it was later produced and bottled commercially by Hubbley’s Bottling & Brewing.

Alcohol by volume: 120 proof

Collaborators

Pamela Jennings, Jonathan Thomas, Mark Wolf, Andrew Bliss, Catherine Baumgartner

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