Everything in the introduction is subject to change.
I’m reworking some things about my concept, which is difficult but will make a better project in the long run. Right now I want to make the connections represented in my piece be more relatable to a general audience. I took a look at some common archetypes to help me understand how I might be able to do this, and it turns out that Carl Jung’s archetypal theory that all stories contain similar types of characters is rather resonant in real life as well.
I have been readjusting my concept to account for this shift toward using archetypes, and here is what I have encountered this week:
1) The planets were originally organized in groups based on which people were connected to each other. This organization doesn’t hold up in the exact same way after having created the archetypes for people. I don’t know how the planets will be organized right now.
2) Using archetypes implies that there is a story to be told here, which is true, but stories often have a linear composition and revolve around a protagonist. I want to focus more on how everyone is connected to each other in a non-linear fashion.
Readjusting my concept brings me closer to my first prototype which I will be completing for the end of this month. In addition to finalizing my concept, I have also been researching what methods I will use to create this. I aim to make a physical prototype out of cardboard for preliminary testing purposes, and I would also like to use Autodesk Maya and Unity to build a VR prototype. I am also completing some research about what physical materials and techniques I should use to help build this as a physical piece.