Sunday, August 2, 2009

Year, 3384. Senior thesis

Year, 3384 description

This projects final presentation will depict scenes of daily life from the alien world. Humans colonized this world in 3214 to seek a new life. They brought with them machines that help humans survive on new planets by finding and mining available resources. The world is very similar to earths. Vast tundra's with a small variety of species make up most of the surface. Within it are a interesting fauna that resemble parasitic flowers, fungi and animal in one body. These creatures appear as ginormous larvae hunched over a collection of complex bulbous flora. The large insect form are called Feeders, the more plant-like matter iscalled puss. Many of these aspects of the same species are manipulated and exploited for resources by the Colonists Machines called "Examiners". These robotic lifeforms manipulate these lifeforms by first altering the normal growth of Feeders at a young age and applying mechanical inhibitors mutilating the growth of their bodies. The Examiners apply large egg shaped called "Domes" onto pre-mature puss bulbs to covert these organic resources into enegery they will collect. The interaction between manipulated Feeders and Domes produces powerful sustaining fuel the Examiners and Colonists need.
50 years after landing on the planet, the Examiners disobeyed human commands and stopped distributing resources from the feeders. The Settlers have lived for 120 years without the aid of the Examiners. To survive they have managed as nomads, relying on primitive methods of hunting and gathering from the desolate environment.

This chart breaks down the three species to help better understand the function and relation they have with eachother.

Year, 3384 Environment drawings

3 Young normal "Feeders", interdependent on their small bulbous plant "Puss." With one biomechanically alterd mature Feeder in the background feeding off a Dome.
Mature Feeders and Puss in their natural environment. Notice that they're single lower Arm "Naval Cord" is not attached after maturing. Naturally they're front arms "proboscis" are used for feeding.

Here a Examiner is installing a Dome over a young Puss plant, specifically it is attaching the one of the three aroma amplifiers, these keep the mutilated Feeders inebriated in their proximity to the Puss plant underneath. The tools the robotic lifeforms are equipped with facilitate their construction in all terrain.

Senior thesis sketches

This Summer I have been narrowing down ideas for my Senior thesis. I've lately been interested in different bio-mechanical organisms living symbiotically, yet monitored and manipulated by a outside force. The reoccurring visual themes in my free sketching are Dome shaped objects supplying energy to larger bio-mechanical beings. These beings are controlled and depended on by a class of machines. I find this this hierarchy similar to human consciousness and its relationship with nature, my objective is too use these basic primordial roles and illustrate them through the contemporary aesthetic of sci-fi which I am attract me. As I further developed the different characters I plotted they're mechanical functions and basic anatomy.