Past events

DocLab Live: Immersive Showcase 22 Nov 2016 at 20:00

Immersive storytelling is going through an unprecedented evolution. But where does the hype end and do new art forms take shape?

Industry Session: Putting Your Audience in the Story 22 Nov 2016 at 12:00

Virtual reality pioneer Zillah Watson tells you all about storytelling in emerging consumer technology.

Industry Talk: The (Un)defined Business of Interactive 22 Nov 2016 at 15:00

With over 10 years of digital non-fiction art production behind us, this talk explores future developments of interactive storytelling and how to fund it.

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The Modular Body

Marvel at this science fiction perspective. You can assemble this story about a biologist who clicks organs together by clicking on the different elements online.

Biotechnology is making rapid advances. In his award-winning debut, the fictional documentary animation The Order Electrus, director Floris Kaayk presented a new generation of robot insects. The Modular Body goes a step further. The protagonist in this online science fiction story is Cornelis Vlasman, a versatile biologist who likes to explore less well-trodden paths. In his laboratory, he experiments with human cells and grows parts for a new kind of body: the modular body. OSCAR is a living being you can click together like a Lego figure. In Vlasman’s words, “The human body as we know it is past its sell-by date.” Appropriately, The Modular Body itself takes a modular form. Click on the blocks and put the story together to suit what you’re curious about. Look at the work in the laboratory, the explanations and the diagrams, or the printing of the heart and OSCAR’s first, hesitant steps. The project’s website and the films on YouTube quickly became hits.

Project details

Year of development :2015
Created by:Floris Kaayk
With:Marc Thelosen, seriousFilm, VPRO

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