a research essay,
a virtual world,
and a short film.
The project is inspired
by an ancient Chinese fable
THE TALE OF THE PEACH BLOSSOM SPRING
about a fisherman
accidentally venturing into a mysterious peach blossom
spring that is surrounded by a thick fog.
OS critically investigates the societal implications of computational mediation, automation, and AI. Drawing from ZZYW's research paper Computational Haze, the project comprises a virtual world and a short film exploring the potential of ‘heretical computing’ (based on a lecture by Alexander R. Galloway, 2020) to challenge the monolithic idea of efficiency and precision that characterizes our contemporary information society.
ROLE: UE5 Technical Art Generalist
RESPONSIBILITIES: Environment Arts, Worldbuilding, Shader and VFX, Procedural Generation, Cinematography and Lighting
14400x2160 - 20:3 aspect ratio version tailored for the exhibition display at Hyundai Motor Vision Hall.