A: Description of the original text and its socio-cultural and historical contexts.
The final project is inspired by two SF works:
1) Adrian Hon’s book: A New History of the Future in 100 Objects (2020). In this book, a curator living in 2082 introduces the invention stories and underlying science of 100 objects designed from 2020 to 2079 that involve numerous aspects of daily life, including transportation, medicine, entertainment, tourism, etc. By describing these objects, Hon presents his imagination of the future, predictions of society changes, and understandings of humanities.
2) “Tales of the Citadel,” the seventh episode of the third season of the Adult Swim series Rick and Morty (2017). This episode shows how the Citadel, or The Citadel of Ricks, was destroyed. In the world of Rick and Morty, The Citadel is set as a megacity along the Central Finite Curve, which is a defined portion of the multiverse; hence numerous Ricks and Mortys from different universes can live together. Moreover, since each universe has unique environments and storylines, Ricks and Mortys in the Citadel can have various appearances and personalities.
B: Justification for the alternate version that explains the new socio-cultural/historical contexts.
The final project will be a website for the audience to have an interactive experience as an alien visitor at the fictional Central Multiverse Archives Museum for Humans (CMAMH), which combines the Citadel’s setting that creatures and items from multiple universes can appear there together, and Hon’s book’s idea of viewing future objects as […]