I have designed a "serious game" concept about
consumerism utilizing Gamesalad game design software. I have developed a game
concept that is not purely for the sake of entertainment and distraction but a
game designed not only for entertaining but to leave the player critically thinking,
questioning, arguing and discussing the subject matter of the game. My approach
includes both the design and visualization process that subverts expectations
either through content and/or unexpected results.
I used a Skanect 3D scanner to scan Jeffery Campbell’s
Lita Shoes, which creates a 3D replica of his trademarked product. I then used Pepakura
Designer to print and design a paper model of this item. Pepakura Designer is a
papercraft technique that predates 3D printing technologies. This is a very inexpensive
way to produce objects in any scale, from the tabletop to the monumental.
In collaborate efforts by a group of 4 we have created a 3D computer animation rendered in an online community know as Second Life. Working together, we have reenacted a 2:00 minute scene from The Graduate utilizing machinima techniques while preserving the original soundtrack. We have taken account of every detail possible including concept, environment, location and characters, filming and editing for our cinematic reenactment. This assignment gave us an opportunity to explore the creative possibilities to incorporate computer gaming and online communities into a different medium of artwork.
Using Autodesk's 123D Catch system, I attempted to capture and create a 3D bust portrait utilizing an iphone camera. Assigned to a partner in class, we collaborated on how to go about in capturing a perfect 3D model. After multiple attempts, capturing a total of 226 images with various light sources and times of day,
the best model came out when we used morning indoor lighting that was
diffused by curtains. The myriad of possibilities for
representing the human figure in 3D is a fascinating new way of portraiture facilitated by new digital processes.
I have equipped a 3D model with the basics for surviving the
environmental, political and social challenges 50 years from now. I have created a hypothetical design depicting a human circa
2063. I have equipped my model with stylish Google Glasses, this
concept integrates Bluetooth, camera(s) and a heads up display provides
augmented reality while employing an interactive system similar to that
demonstrated by SixthSense ('SixthSense' is a wearable gestural interface that augments the physical
world around us with digital information and lets us use natural hand
gestures to interact with that information). My model is also fitted with complex composite armor that acts like muscle. This armor provides beyond
superhuman strength, endurance, stamina, it’s about as close to becoming a
Synthetic organism as it gets, it also provides protection from the surrounding harsh
environments. It also includes a complete operating system that informs you
of everything about your body’s hea…