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The Plasticity of Pain: This is the House, Come On In

The Plasticity of Pain: This is the House, Come on In https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlK8EdDkdEg [Visualizing Doctor Moreau's Island as a Scare Attraction] This version of the prototype builds on "The Plasticity of Pain & the Haunted Attraction: Prototype I." Logistics: Mapping Out the Scare Attraction Please note that all images are not sized to scales. Images [...]

By |2019-01-13T01:40:03-05:00December 18th, 2018|F18, Final Project, Fiona|0 Comments

Cosplay: Costume & the Manipulation of the Body

**This post accompanies my Geek of the Week contribution.** Definition:  (n.) the activity or practice of dressing up as a character from a work of fiction (such as a comic book, video game, or television show) - Mirriam-Webster Dictionary (n.) the hobby of dressing as and pretending to be a character from a film, TV [...]

By |2019-01-13T01:41:20-05:00December 11th, 2018|F18, Fiona|0 Comments

The Plasticity of Pain & the Haunted Attraction: Enter the House of Pain (Prototype I)

Task: Translating H.G. Wells' The Island of Doctor Moreau into a modern scare attraction. I've compiled a list of the Beast People that narrator Edward Prendick encounters on the Island: Old Vixen-Bear M'Ling Sayer of the Law Hyena-Swine Puma Woman Wolf People Sloth Creature Ape Man Swine People Leopard Man Ape-Goat presumed to be a [...]

By |2019-01-13T01:43:10-05:00December 4th, 2018|F18, Final Project, Fiona|1 Comment

Agony & the Fear of Change: Proposal for The House of Pain

i. Welcome to The Island of Doctor Moreau Shipwrecked on an isolated island, narrator Edward Prendick finds himself detached from society. For ten months, Prendick endures unimaginable horrors. Haunted by the cries of a puma, curiosity gets the better of him. Upon arriving, Prendick notes the strangeness of their bodies (Wells 34). Initially, he assumes the [...]

By |2018-10-17T11:38:23-05:00October 16th, 2018|F18, Fiona, Proposal|0 Comments

The House of Pain Marks Progress: H.G. Wells, Evolution, and Civilization

In the House of Pain, agony marks evolutionary progress. Tackling societal fears in the changing world of Victorian London through the premise of literature, H.G. Wells’ The Island of Doctor Moreau tests the boundaries of ethics and scientific advancement alike. A temporary utopia thrives on an alienated island where human-like beasts succumb to their true [...]

By |2018-10-17T11:38:24-05:00October 2nd, 2018|Essay 2, F18, Fiona|0 Comments

Sci-Fi Synthesis: A Definition in Progress

Relying on falsified data and predictive theories regarding the future, Science Fiction explores the unknown. As a form of speculative fiction, the genre blurs lines, lacks a concrete definition, and appeals to an abstract nature. The improbable becomes probable. Rooted in the premise of fact while supporting hypothesis, Science Fiction presents a fantasized ideal. The genre [...]

By |2018-10-17T11:38:25-05:00September 11th, 2018|F18, Fiona, What is SF|0 Comments
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