Corner Pockets

It is a text adventure game and visitors need to find the clues and infer which one is the killer, otherwise they will be killed by the ghost.

Jiachen Zhou

https://s3.ap-east-1.amazonaws.com/ima.nyu.edu/commlab/leon/johnny/index.html

Description

The storyline is that 5 students are going to make a film and due to the long journey, they need to find someplace to stay up for the night. They finally find an abandoned theater and decide to check whether it’s safe and suitable for staying. While in this process, one of the main characters was found killed in his room. And a ghost suddenly appeared, announcing that if they don’t find the killer, all of them will be killed. The story is based on a Japanese animation called “氷菓ひょうか” and Christie Agatha's novel.

IMA/IMB Shanghai
Communications Lab
Narrative/Storytelling

The trinity

An animation clip that tells a story about Shiva, Brahma, and Vishnu

Yujia Liu

https://www.bilibili.com/video/BV1hk4y167xi/

Description

This clip shows the argument between Brahma and Vishnu on who is the mightier god. One is the Creator, the other is the Preserver. Finally, the strongest god, Shiva came and ended this heated argument.

IMA/IMB Shanghai
Introduction to Animation
Art,Narrative/Storytelling

我【ME】

Me and my bizarre ideas.

Ning Zhou

https://vimeo.com/418466876

Description

This piece was inspired by many art pieces of self-portraits as well as CHANEL's mobile art project by Zaha Hadid. I'd like to explore the novel utilization of p5 and utilize it as a tool for self-exploration and expression. I state one of my recent idea of becoming an astronaut in the project. Meanwhile, doubting the existence of the idea, regarding it as being put a fish tank on my head. I used the posenet to trigger the transition between different scenarios. I would definitely try to extend the story by adding more scenarios and my ideas in the future.

IMA/IMB Shanghai
Nature of Code
Art,Narrative/Storytelling

The Legend of Lakshmi

Join me into a creative experience of the great Hindu goddess of fortune and prosperity, Lakshmi.

Celine Yu

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRcs4K9tCCA&t=41s

Description

This creative project provides an in-depth view that melds both fiction and non-fiction interpretations of Lakshmi, The Great Goddess of Prosperity and Fortune. Of Hindu beliefs, Lakshmi is a goddess respected and loved by her faithful followers for the moral values she holds and implements on others. Join me in this creative experience of the animation I have created to appreciate The Legend of Lakshmi.

IMA/IMB Shanghai
Introduction to Animation
Art,Narrative/Storytelling

A Visual Retrospective of Digital Cameras

This project is a visual retrospective of digital cameras over the past two decades. With detailed information of nearly 4000 cameras, the visualization of any factor(s) in their technical specification will show the temporal development of this industry under the timeline. The project was created with great love and passion for cameras and photography.

Yufeng Zhao

https://youtu.be/W4DeT-xJcgA

Description

The technical specification of digital cameras gets evolved at a rapid pace over time. Or does it? By going through thousands of digital cameras ever released, the project Digicam in Specs uses specification sheets of cameras to address the change in the industry by interpreting the technology development, product design, consumer-centered business strategies related data.

IMA/IMB Shanghai
Critical Data & Visualization
Tool\\\\Service,Narrative/Storytelling

COVID-19, Wrath and Greed

A careful observation during the COVID-19 period.

Chenle Li

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xPHY52kWFdav9arWQz-4Qvpe1yffx0t4/view?usp=sharing

Description

The project investigates the firm position held by a certain group of Chinese people during the COVID-19 spreading period and intended to show people’s attitudes toward artifacts.

The project has two parts: Weibo and a photo journal. The Weibo, also named MicroBlog, is one of the most common social media sharing platforms in China, the artifact was published on Weibo which shows the firm position held by some Chinese people during the outbreak of coronavirus through the release of a Chinese citizen's microblog in the outbreak. The publisher is one of the main supporters and distributors of the conspiracy theory of coronavirus; The second artifact is a photo journal of an escaped convict who traveled from Hunan to Henan during the outbreak of coronavirus after ransacking a gold store. The convict is extremely cautious and has a high anti-detection capability. After burying the gold in the countryside of Henan province, the convict returned to Hunan through the highway on bicycles, he was armed to the teeth.

By combining the two artifacts together, the project was intended to show how wrath and greed were revealed during the COVID-19 spreading period. The boundaries between the fictional and the real are blurred.

IMA/IMB Shanghai
Make Believe
Art,Narrative/Storytelling

murder, the murder

Every murder happens for a reason.

Jiashi Zhao

https://youtu.be/6U2KtkKARb8

Description

You will be taken to his computer…to find out the truth.

This interactive documentary takes you to the mysterious case of Skai Qin, an unemployed young man who is suspected that he brutally murdered his roommate, Ian. However, after the police detective, Darren Chu, found out that they look exactly identical, things started to become more and more out of control.

Greatly inspired by the popular game “Her Story”, this interactive “mockumentary” brings you to the computer screen of the detective Darren Chu. With each click triggering the next move, you will be guided to find out the truth, or not.

IMPORTANT NOTE: IF IT DOESN'T SEEM TO WORK AFTER CLICKING “INVESTIGATE”, TRY REFRESH SEVERAL TIMES AND THEN SMASH YOUR MOUSE BUTTON.

IMA/IMB Shanghai
Communications Lab, Communications Lab
Performance,Narrative/Storytelling

Old Town Story

An interactive documentary on trifle things in a small town in China.

Yifei Li

https://s3.ap-east-1.amazonaws.com/ima.nyu.edu/commlab/moon/fay-li/index.html

Description

This is an interactive documentary existing on a webpage. I shot many short videos, record things happening in a typical Chinese small town. I want to give the viewers a sense of what life here is like, which can be new to many people. The viewers can interact with the documentary and make different choices to explore various scenes.

IMA/IMB Shanghai
Communications Lab
Narrative/Storytelling

The Inside World of a Smoker

This is a tiny story originated from an ordinary life, unfolding as a stream of consciousness

Yuntong Dai

https://s3.ap-east-1.amazonaws.com/ima.nyu.edu/commlab/moon/hazel-dai/index.html

Description

This is a documentary project from the communications lab. It is very mini, and the users can explore the webpage with easy interactions. The main concept is to know about a smoker's life-story, anxiety, and childhood. The mini-documentary is shot with iPhone 11 pro, and the style is diverse but uniformed meanwhile. You can see some elements from the old-fashioned silent movie and even some messy hand-writings! However, the main point here is not trying to tell a wholesome story. Instead, the story is unfolded as a stream of consciousness. Just imagine you've entered the smoker's brain, and explore a tiny part of his complicated yet typical life. Moreover, the concept of “mood” is there, all the way through the whole project. The interactive way may be a bit simple, but please enjoy the videos as well!

IMA/IMB Shanghai
Communications Lab
Narrative/Storytelling

台北夢Taipei Dreams

Erase for new interpretation, 台北夢Taipei Dreams is an interactive website that contains more than 50 erased stories of people who have come to Taipei, the capital of Taiwan.

s

https://vimeo.com/418902703

Description

Entering, assimilating, and then reinterpreting, the experience of accommodating to a new city is conceptually aligned with both the technical and poetic process of erasure poetry—a text being encountered, read, and eventually “erased” in forming new interpretations of an existing narrative. Taipei is like no others, but as one index city seems to entail a common metropolitan theme built up with the burdens of people’s ambitions and aspirations on a scale of different visibilities. These stories of “dreams” come from mostly university students/graduates around my age who have moved to Taipei for work or study. With a lot of comparings and imitations in the highly competitive environment, it seems like many are subconsciously living out the stereotypes of what they expected people in Taipei would be like. Perhaps, the biggest stereotype is that Taipei is an absolute place of dream-come-true as they first entered in their own processes of wayfinding, where “dreams” are in fact very much overlapped. The diverse yet homogenized complexity of these stories have to deal with the dynamic between collectivism and individualism. Each story is of one unique person, but comes together as one.

Taking the form of erasure poetry as part of the social practice of this project, I hope to explore the dynamic from a personal perspective. By translating and erasing others’ stories whose original texts were in Traditional Chinese, I have entered a virtual space of the city of embedded dreams, and finding my very own reinterpreted from others’ real life endeavors. The website not only provides a freely explorative experience, but a collection of city experiences, which does not have the magic to achieve one’s dreams, but through interactive engagements invites people to reflect on their own encounters. Through 台北夢, we could be closer to our dreams.

IMA/IMB Shanghai
INTM-SHU.401.1
Capstone Studio (Shanghai)
Culture,Narrative/Storytelling