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Parsons School of Design MFA Design and Technology program theses2015 MFA Design and Technology program theses ➔ Find Maria Rivera

Thesis


Related people/organizations

John Sharp (thesis advisor)
Nicole Selken (designer)
Parsons the New School for Design. Design & Technology Dept. (sponsoring body)

Date

May 10 2015

Description

Designer's statement: Find Maria Rivera is a narrative, puzzle-based instillation which follows the story of the disappearance of a water witch from Visalia, CA. Situated between Escape The Room games and Participatory Theater, like Punch Drunk’s Sleep No More, Find Maria Rivera explores themes of environmentalism, mythology, and CSI. The piece leverages responsive objects, web experiences and audio to draw in the participant in a mysterious and emerging story experience. The story takes place in the central valley of California with the backdrop of the looming drought and water crisis. As the user enters the instillation they will be presented with a series of clues and puzzles in a CSI investigation room. The participant will explore the physical objects, text, mobile websites, and audio to unravel the mystery.

Identifier

PC020402_2015_selkn024

Citation

Nicole Selken. Find Maria Rivera. May 10 2015. Parsons School of Design MFA Design and Technology program theses; 2015 MFA Design and Technology program theses. New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive. Web. 27 May 2019.

Use Restrictions

http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/ 




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