I have been thinking of this week's topic for a while. I don't actually understand how people think and feel when using violence in a game.
I do that all the time, without thinking if it is a bad thing or good thing. Because I know it is a fake world and a fake me inside the world. And I won't feel it will increase the violent in the real world...but if the game teach people how to use it, that will be a different story...
“I think these mods are so popular because people want to play and control GTA V in their own realistic way and to break away from the restrictions of the game,”
1 do people want to use violence in real life so that they want more realistic way in a game to hurt people? give vent to spite？
2 or someone told that they want to just test and try other personalities because they know the "player" in the game is not themselves.
3 we do that because they are in digital world, but if one day we can upload our personality and emotions in it...?
actually this reading make me think of the place of Deep web... it's like a live game in real life and people watching it do really violent things...more than violent...
1. the physics
funnest but hardest part I have tired in Unreal so far... the adjustment of each joints are difficult to be accurate
2. play in unreal!
I didn't use the walking and running at the first time, and my avatar was jumping around to do the dancing action.
Then I find out that I need the avatar on the "fixed set", which should be set before downloading in the mixamo at the first place...
In order to question
1. the boundary of “new law” in virtual world and
2. how human in real life recognize their authorship of their representations (like images, avatars, personal data…) inside the digital world
We are going to start a play and using our audiences' avatars as actors. And our audiences won't know it before they starting to watch the play in theater.
Then their reactions and feedbacks will be collected in the end of the play.
The techniques we are going to use:
1. 3D scanning
2. Maya and Wrap3
3.Unreal /or Unity
5 mins play
The play begins with a game section of a general talk show. There is a host on the stage who is an avatar of one of our audiences, making a brief introduction to the show and the game section. This section consists of three single games. In every single game, two or three audiences are chosen to come up to the stage and follow the command of the host to do some certain performances.
When the “real” audiences chosen are standing up and going to the stage, their avatars appear to represent the audiences to play the game. In the first game, the avatars are requested to do some daily activities, such as dancing, drinking and so on, but in a hilarious way. Watching the performances of their avatars, the audiences might feel funny with unawareness of the abuse using their avatars, personal information, etc. Then, for the second game, there are also another two to three audiences’ avatars are invited to start the game. This time, on the orders of the host, the avatars have to finish some intense actions in a realistic way. For example, one of them is punched by another, which could make audiences feel offended when they see their avatars are using in such a way, or they are asked to eat in front of others audiences and stared by them.
On the third part of the game, it comes to the climax of this play: all the settings of the talk show stage fall down and all of the avatars are invited to act like tiller girls, jumping and singing in a systematic way. The host, as the commander, the conductor, operates the group of avatars with the background of audiences’ selfies, social media profiles, and personal data. All of the avatars dance in an absolute regularity with a voiceover making a speech, whose voices are manipulated from formal speeches given by celebrities like Washington, Lenin, etc.
And at this time, through all of the three games which become more and more violent one by one, audiences come to aware that the abuse use of their avatars (personal data) is a serious task rather a funny thing on the digital world.
00:00:20-00:02:00 First Game(hilarious)
00:02:00-00:03:30 Second Game(conflict)
00:03:30-00:05:00 Third Game(tiller girl)
(When the audiences start check-in, the play begins. While the audience is walking into the room, the host is starting talking.)
Host: Welcome back to the Avatarme Show’s GAME TIME! Don’t be nervous. It’s just a game! I will invite some of you guys to join the Truth or Dare and do something really funny. OK? When you heard your name, do not hesitate and just come onto the stage, please.
Host: Well, the first task is quite easy, and it is kinda like a warm-up. I am asking you guys to dance. Like shot dance or another sort of dance you always do when you find your mother is not in the living room. Tom, you wanna be the first one?
(When the first part of the game is over,)
Host: Wow! Thank you. Thank you guys’ wonderful performance. It feels like I am watching a
Series of funny Instagram video not on my phone, but in… in real person! I mean, in the flesh.
OK. Everybody has done a very good job! Thank you, Tom, Jenny, and Wills.
Host: And now I will invite another group of people. Tia, Philip,..... Come on! You have already known the point. It is a very simple game without any deep meanings. I won’t even let you boyfriend know with a hashtag#StupidTiaDance#
(The second group of people is ready on the stage,) (If boxing could be manipulated..we might do the boxing instead?)
Host: Cuz we have already done the warm-up, so this time, it won’t be that easy. Take a look, we service many kinds of delicious food, like sandwiches, sushi, Thai food, table lamp, books, pick-up trucks, iPhone Xs and so on. Listen carefully, I want you guys to eat, yes, to enjoy the meals. Hooray! But in front of all of the other audiences. In front of all of the other audiences. You got a free meal! It is not embarrassing at all! Look at these jealous people. Just enjoy it!
Host: Thank you very much! Claps for the silly people sitting there
(The third part begins, the stage falls down, turning into the digital world “stage”, like social media profile, avatars communities, etc. )
Host: Finally, I mean, finally, it is the final part of the game. I want all of you to stand up and come onto the stage. Let’s play the tiller girls’ dance together!
Voiceover: Select some quotes from speeches given by celebrities. Like in The Declaration of Independence:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
We will pick several quotes about freedom, liberty, law, and rights, remixing them into an experimental tape and looping it.
Explanation of the last past:
All of the avatars become single parts of group behavior, which means the abuse using of avatars or personal data in the digital world is a
Dancing stupidly (shot dance, Carlton dance, )
Boxing (harsh) 互相打手看谁先忍不住(sounds)
Using offending language before the audiences
Keeping Eating before the audiences
Tiller girls dancing while the host is the conductor. with selfies, avatars, social media profiles...
Using a camera or a DV to make a live streaming: When an audience’s avatar is on the stage, we could use the camera to record this audience reaction. In the first game, it is a medium shot. The second game, close shot. The final game, extreme close shot. (The idea of feeling uncomfortable when our faces are playing on the screen seen by others for a long time)