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Immunecraft

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Eric Schockmel

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    Eric Schockmel

Synopsis

A film by Eric Schockmel, in collaboration with Dr Megan MacLeod, University of Glasgow.
An Animate Projects commission, supported by the Wellcome Trust.

Adopting the form of a video game trailer, Immunecraft is an animation developed in collaboration with immunologist Dr Megan MacLeod and presents a fictional game which gives users agency over a real life cell culture to compete against opponent players, and explores the parallels between popular gameplay mechanics and some of the most important principles of the human immune system, including cell memory and autoimmunity.

It understands itself as a piece of speculative design futures, commenting on the principles of multiplayer online gaming in the age of DNA building blocks, printable organic electronics and biohacking, thus raising questions about bioethics. http://silentsignal.org/Collaborations/immunecraft/

Details

Year
2015
Type of film
Shorts
Running Time
3 mins 5 secs
Format
HD 720p
Director
Eric Schockmel
Producer
Abigail Addison
Executive Producer
Gary Thomas
Editor
Eric Schockmel
Screenwriter
Eric Schockmel, Megan MacLeod
Sound
Bram Meindersma
Music
Bram Meindersma
Scientific Advisor
Bentley Crudgington
Project Coordinator
Bettina Fung
Educational Consultant
Gillian Pearson
Evaluator
Debbie Watson
PR
Alison Wright

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Last updated 16th April 2018

Production Company

Animate Projects
http://www.animateprojects.org

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Animate Projects
http://www.animateprojects.org