Console narratives: how games incorporate architectural storytelling
Dark Souls and Bloodborne both put the player in decaying worlds and invite them to peel back layers of history. From the ruins of Firelink Shrine and its relationship to the Undead Church above it, to the various connections between Bloodborne’s Central Yharnam, Old Yharnam and Cathedral Ward, Hidetaka Miyazaki and his team of environment designers imply much of the game’s narrative through the clash between one architectural style and another; between one layer of history and the next.
Perhaps you're ready to take a break from diving and dodging through problematic MEP in Rhino to enjoy the scripted unfurling of these (non-deadline driven) complex spatial narratives, some of which are inspired by the work of real-world firms like Herzog & de Meuron.What's new in... View full entry
2014 SMIBE - NOT SO BIG DATA challenge opens March 28
Tell your story about the built environment as a one-minute moving infographic for the 2014 SMIBE Moving Infographic Competition, "NOT SO BIG DATA".Starting this Friday, you can submit a moving-image story that investigates, explores, and of course can entertain the design community about the... View full entry
Archeology of the Digital
Now is the time stop starting with "in the future" in relationship to digital technology. This show will tell, "in the past digital technology did this." It is time to write its history.
Greg Lynn aims to pull the curtain on the digital positioning of sci-fi and other camps and record the history of the subject for what it really is or was. This could help the recent debates of what is what, and, depending on the curation, place certain legacies in place. View full entry
Apologue's Tali Krakowsky to Speak at FITC Toronto 2011
Tali Krakowsky, founder of experience design studio Apologue, will be speaking at the 10th annual conference of FITC in Toronto. Her session, presented with Branden Hall of Automata Studios, will explore the behind-the-scenes of Apologue’s new permanent media installation for the... View full entry