Tag line graphic for the Wicked Desires Dalioa product.
Ronni, Terry, Mohammed, Gigi, Amy, Amanda
The children of indigenous Rilao are superstitious of the Virtual Reality images being fed to them on a daily basis. So much that they have created capes made of coral and tree sap that have the power to block out the virtual images surrounding them. However, they must refrain from wearing the cape for long periods of time to prevent permanent blindness.
Eduardo Ramirez Jr, Bill Redmann, Steve Villa, Pascal Forneri
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.
Bill Desowitz, Peter Sapienza
The final project ended up being more of a positive viewbook about the Narrows district
A superstition exists in Rilaoan culture that revolves around the mining of smart material from coral, an indigenous formation that is considered holy in Rilao and the trade of the coral as a terraforming base. Wilderness sanctuaries have been established to conserve the coral called “Coraserve,” which protected the coral formations and preserve their holiness.
Patricia Marshall, Zhan Li
Posters promoting Coraserves
Poster 1 is of living coral
Poster 2 is of a Scorpionfish which lives in coral
A smuggler’s key to create virtual golden coral beads used as currency for smuggled items was discovered in a playhouse used as a prop in a theatrical presentation of “I Had It All”
Marni, Josh, Eb, Jerrica
Review of I HAD IT ALL
Yesterday’s opening of Pria Ibenos’ latest exercise in political polemics fails to excite on many levels – not the least of which are its depiction of unbelievable characters and any subtlety at all.
“I Had It All” is all too obviously meant as a parable. Its characters – two brothers who are from “that hill where we can’t see the land below – and we’re okay with that” (as brother Juneau actually says near the beginning of Act 1) live in the richest parts of the High Coral area of the Red Highlands. Of course they have no idea how the oppressed people in the STEM housing live.
The play’s anti-government propaganda is presented in such a baldly obvious way that Ibenos undercuts her own ideas. The actors playing the two brothers – Willard Pantane and Nara Blilly – struggle gamely but are weighed down by dialogue which comes less from their characters and more from the play’s plot needs.
The one redeeming asset is Tiara Wilao’s set design. Though she clearly has no sense of what a real High Coral house looks like, she gives it a lush color palette which is in good contrast to the much more believable STEM set.
A device worn over the eyes that videos the user, transforming them into a superhero they construct and places them in locales they chose around the island of rilao as well as imagined islands aside rilao with the goal of finding different landmarks. Once found they leave messages, objects, virtual gifts that can be retrieved once visiting that location in person. They of course can play with others virtually and gift things to other co-players including fake and real adversaries.
Shaheen Amir (sketch); James a Sullied (author)
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 !
Peter Sapienza, Bill Desowitz, Shannon Kraemer, George Carstocea