maandag 19 maart 2012
Character Design and Neuro science and Affactieve science
For a school project we have to design an experience for humans and bees (yes you read that right, also for the bees).
It would be an experience for both with a focus on narrative and play design, also humans should be aware of the ecosystem after this experience.
It is certainly a challenge because we also should reach 50,000 people and 50,000 bees.
For this project I have to write a paper, this paper is one of the parts to be judged before I get my approval to be accepted at the Master of Creative Design for Digital Cultures.
As a Character Designer, it is important that you anticipate to the emotions of the viewer/player. We do this through believable characters who show emotions that we humans ourselves can identify with. During this project I try to anticipate the "emotions" of bees, but to do so I must answer the question whether bees on their way, can experience an emotion and whether we can influence it.
For this I will be researching Neuro science and Affactieve science to perhaps be able to find a scientific explanation for emotion and also to assign it to the bees. In this way I try to capture an image of how bees see this world, feel and experience it and if there is even an emotion present in the bees.
This research will be useful not only for this project, but also for my own development as a Character Designer it will form a solid foundation.
So get ready for a little less art and a lot of Neuro science and Affactieve science :P