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E5: Senshai Valley#141087

The Virtual Book

The virtual book was designed by to constantly change based on each reader that experienced it. Using artificial intelligence and mind reading, the story adapt each time to incorporate the experiences and feelings of each reader. Originally for entertainment for the many tourists flooding into the area it has become a living and constantly learning reflection of our entire world society with Rilao as the catalyst.

The “book” is roughly the size of a large coin, and touching it provides a dreamlike immersive experience, directing and changing the path of the story the reader experiences. Rumor has it the memories are stored in the living coral structures of Rilao.

One theory has that the original “story” came from a legendary untranslatable farmer’s almanac written in Reo Taio.

Collaborators

Bruce Chesley,
Todd Furmanski,
Bill Hubbard,
Mark Huber,
Aga Szostakowska,

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G7: Twin Vales#141289

Taking Trees By Chance

Biodiversity in Rialo of 2035 is achieved by gaming via random combinations of genes. One outcome involved blending of animal and plant genes and created intelligent talking/thinking mangrove trees in the archipelago.

Collaborators

Alen Catolico, Barbara Rodrigues Mota, Jessica Escobedo, Elizabeth Valmont

Links, Media

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A1: Laoguna#142161

Rilao Island Water Supply

In addition to inventing the Fluther, another inventions is an artistic water supply solution to one of the now over-populated Rilao islands is a gigantic polymer dome covering the entire island. With the current extreme global warming it acts efficiently as a still to produce plentiful fresh water for tall the island’s inhabitants. The distilled water runs down the inside walls to a circular rim collection system and the shaded dome ceiling provides a fine background for attractive holograms and other projections to entertain the islanders.

Collaborators

Donald Moore, Habib Zargarpour

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E5: Senshai Valley#141702

Untranslatable Farmer’s Almanac

This mysterious book started off as a rumor, but its existence was later confirmed by our archivists. Boldly illustrated, featuring botanical portraits and forest landscapes, it is a farmer’s almanac for newly arrived immigrants, with advice on gardening, weather, astronomy, and more. The problem: it is written in a strange mix of “Reo Taio” and local slang, making it un-translatable, a mystery.

Collaborators

Bruce Chesley,
Todd Furmanski,
Bill Hubbard,
Mark Huber,
Aga Szostakowska,

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H8: Green Bite#142108

The Book of Tastes

Food is a grazing process. A book is a multi-sensory delivery system.
The Book of Tastes offers brief experiences of a wide variety of drugs as you wander round the buffet-like eating arena. The drugs interact with foods so each person’s experience is unique.

Collaborators

Rory, Murilo Hauser

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H8: Green Bite#142104

Drug Guide of Enlightenment

In an act of rebellion, artists, have taken an instruction book form the old embargo using natural hallucinogens as ink it is “The Book of Enlightenment: A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Galactic Ecstasy.” It is read while going around a buffet – live eating arena. The drugs work trans-cutaneously while reading the book. As they interfere with the foods, each persons experience is different.

Collaborators

Maurice Conti, Andreas Kratky, Mona Yousry, Jenny Rodenhouse, Fiona Raby

Consume what your read: a psychedelic book burger

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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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B2: The Narrows#141360

The Top Three Racing Alpacas of Rilao

Zoos, underfunded, decide to run secret betting rings where modified alpacas are raced on zip lines. The alpacas are also used in the transportation of goods.

Pictured here are the 3 leading zip line, race Alpacas of Rilao. Brainpaca is the finicky-speed demon. 3 Pink is very attuned with his zip line and knows the proper moment when to weave and turn. Marakihau is the crowd favorite, but has lagged behind lately due to a recent snout injury.

Collaborators

Igor Knezevic, Joe Micallef, Donna Flynn

An .stl of the alpaca is available via the dropbox link for 3D printing.

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F6: Sky Ring#142130

Coraleen

Coraleen is a parified sculpture made from the bacteria of dead people trapped in a deep catacomb beneath sky ring. the bacteria feeds the synthetic coral which grows the muka tree.

Collaborators

Anne H Lann, O’Shea” Myles

This was really fun! :-)

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