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Can an iPad Game Teach You About Slavery?
A lone woman flees into the woods, clinging tightly to a crying baby. She needs to put the child down in order to clear a path, but when she does a shadowy creature slowly make its way toward the baby — if she’s too slow she’ll lose the child to the shadows. That woman is Isaura, a fictional African slave in Brazil during the 1700s, and the protagonist of Thralled, an in-development game for iPad. “Slavery, as a legacy and an institution, is a topic that needs discussing,” says lead designer Miguel Oliveira. “And we want to bring it up to discussion.”
"We have the potential to involve people in the subject and create a sense of empathy that can only be achieved with direct involvement," he says. "With Thralled, we want to try to encourage empathy for victimized people and thus heighten sensibility for others’ suffering … interactive media has the potential to change people, and yet this potential is mostly left unexplored. We want to make an effort in the way of exploring it." So far during testing, which has included a few students, these efforts have proved largely successful. "People have had strong emotional reactions, which makes me think that Thralled has the potential of teaching and getting people interested about this and related topics."
Trying out Pencil……. Anyone out there finding that it lags, the blending “runs” into other areas? Also Paper had NEVER crashed since I’ve been using it, now it either freezes or crashes. I’m I alone experiencing this? Thanks in advance
I did experience some unfortunate crashing and freezing since the use of Pencil.
The eraser at the end also works intermittently — but that doesn’t bother me as much as the occasional crash.
Scares the crap out of me each time.
YAMADA TARO PROJECT
Japanese art project happening in Berlin and Tokyo by Katsuki Nogami, capturing faces displayed on iPads as heads and shared across the two cities - video embedded below:
This name is very traditional and most Japanese name like John Smith.But we can’t meet person whose this name,only example model.So this is like anonymous name.This time,performer doesn’t have face.So this person is looking for face and got and exchange many faces.You can recognize this person by only face.This is like icon on the Internet.There,you can masquerade other people.And that icon is walking in the city selfishly.Yamada taro is anonymous.
This project is done at the same time in Berlin and Tokyo where we are now, and it relays it in the hall. All the data of the face is sharing each places and you can see changing faces from Berlin and Tokyo.There is 8hours time difference,but faces got in real time go quickly 8hours,appears in real sight.You may feel real time.
Katsuki has a Tumblr blog here
I recommend downloading the standalone version (Mac or PC available!), using an Xbox 360 Controller, and obviously, playing with someone! ^_^
What is it?
Visiting the virtual Museum of Parallel Art is a very special experience you will share with someone. Get a friend or a stranger, a controller and have a nice relaxing time in our little museum.
You’ll express your thoughts and feelings towards art with cards, or try to view the world as your peer and guess the cards he or she has played. Comparing cards will prompt conversation and is sure to connect you two.
This game was originally made in 48 hours by Neverpants (Dom2D, technobeanie & seventysevian), featuring art both classic and new, with contributions by many amazing artists like Anthony Clark, Justin Chan, Nic ter Horst, Tom Eccles, Aliceffekt and way more!
Randomly generated from a database of over 200 “paintings” and a multitude of cards, the Museum of Parallel Art is different every time you visit. For more information check out our blog at neverpants.com!
Reblogging for fun, will delete later! We will show the game tomorrow at the MRGS meet-up in Montreal :)
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