This is a brief overview of what my midterm project was.
My midterm project is a CYOA designed to show how the thinning of the line between reality and manufactured alternate realities creates interesting new ways to interact. Originally a formal essay on simulation, I took many of the main points of my argument and used the decisions of a skilled programmer/developer to show the increasing importance of manufactured alternate realities in our world today and some of the possible consequences (although extreme) of this shift in today’s society.
I presented a lot of interesting scenarios and topics in the midterm but there are moments, though, when my best ideas could be pushed a little bit further. For my final project I intend to do this by incorporating actual references and researching more on VR in an attempt to ground some of my examples. The key plan for my final is depth; mind numbing, overstimulating depth. (As much depth as a CYOA can afford).