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The Onlife Game

Fontys presents

As the dominant form of life, humans are increasingly confronted with the fact that their resources are finite. How do we deal with our consumption behaviour and the desire for endless growth? Students of Fontys created an imaginary, futuristic world in which a powerful algorithm has found the solution to the demographic polarities in our society: overpopulation and underpopulation. This algorithm offers our society the best formula to continue to survive, and it is up to us to decide whether to trust these predictions. In The Onlife Game, you and other players try to find the best strategy to solve the challenges the world is currently facing. Are we ready to trust technology and step into infinity?

The Onlife Game has been developed as part of Hybrid Infinities, an interdisciplinary project in which students and alumni experiment with creating meaningful, engaging, and immersive experiences between physical and online audiences using creative technologies. The project speaks to the need to consolidate different embodied experiences as people move between virtual and physical spaces which has been exaggerated by pandemic conditions.

Fontys

Fontys offers several programs with a focus on innovation and solving major social issues. For The Onlife Game, Alberto Tudisca (Master's student Music Production), Sebastiaan Schoonen (student ArtCoDe), Daniela Lavacca (student Trend Research & Concept Development) collaborated with Creative Director Raquel Pais da Silva and composer Vlad Chlek.

Hybrid Infinities coaches: Ian Biscoe (Fontys Digital Networked Arts), Natalie Dixon and Klasien van de Zandschulp (affect lab), Linda Hofman and Maaike Reijnders (Fontys Designing the Future).
Program partners: Fontys School of Fine & Performing Arts & Fontys Academy for Creative Economy.

Game development: Sjoerd van der Bok, Hein Crebolder.
Online development: Laurent Lardenois.
Animation: Joana Batista, José Cassandra, Ivan Coutinho, Vitor Lamas.

Schedule

  • 7 Apr
    12:00 – 20:00
  • 8 Apr
    12:00 – 20:00
  • 9 Apr
    12:00 – 20:00
  • 10 Apr
    12:00 – 20:00

How to get there?

Heuvel - room 218
Heuvel Galerie 133
Eindhoven