seldelaterre started "The Cutting Edge" collab way back when (jk, she started it in January 2013, but that feels like really long ago) based on her text "The Cutting Edge." She writes about this product called Dreamshare where you "Drink down a packet of nanos dissolved into water, put the specs on, and dream your way to hours of entertainment and experimentation." The collab produced some amazing text, video, image, and audio including frauelein's super amazing short film "Molly" which stars tdolan and is based on Kandis22 original text.
Bottom line: The Cutting Edge explores the dark side and potential commercialization of dreams in a sci-fi/fantasy kind of way. We should use it. You know you want to. Free your mind with Dreamshare.
I thought it might be cool to develop the Japanese Folk Tale Collab in the following way:
Remember when you were younger, and you got those books that had an accompanying cassette? You would read the book along with the narrator (there was sometimes a sparkly jingle when you had to turn the page), and the soundtrack would include sound effects, music...
I thought it would be very cool to create a kid's book in this format based on the Japanese Folk Tales. It could include one long or multiple short stories. There would be an accompanying CD and we could even have a section at the back where we have origami templates so the kids could try their hand at creating simple origami characters. Here's how different recorders could be involved:
CURATORS: Everyone can curate possible stories, and once these are established they can curate music records, voice over records etc.
VOICE OVER ARTISTS: Different artists could play different characters in different stories
MUSICIANS: Artists could score the different stories
WRITERS: Writing stories to be included
ILLUSTRATORS: Design the look and illustrate the book.
I think it would be a wonderful little parcel that would be loved by a younger audience and provide a multi-sensory activity that they can enjoy with kids and adults alike!
I've always loved the DreamShare/The Cutting Edge collaboration. If we do RE: The Future, I think it should definitely be included.
Here's my idea:
COLD OPEN: A commercial for DreamShare. This could either be one that has already been created, an expansion of the original, or a new one entirely. This would set it up the same way the Juvale' commercial did for RE: Fantasy.
TEASER: I don't know if that's the right name for it, but the short bits that appeared outside of the acts. This would tease the darker side of DreamShare. It could be as short as 30 seconds - perhaps a call for help from someone.
SHORT FILM: The last piece before Joe's goodbye. Again, this could be an existing film or a new one.
Finally I got a wee bit of time 2day to do some 'tinkering' again. I took Dotunfolded's amazing concept design of seahorse and took it to the sea. Well I gave it do a dude who looks like a rockstar from the 80's. Not my intention. He's wearing a fish-scale suit.
Check out the resources, I highly recommend building with these cool thingamajigs!
This is just a silly preview animation. You can do it better: The more useful stuff is downloadable HERE!
RE: Love -
*This is an obvious one, and has been mentioned a lot, but I think it would be great! I posted this topic for Season 2 back in February, so I thought I'd repost.
*What is love? What does it feel like: sparks, fireworks, butterflies? How do you know when it’s love? What’s the difference between love and lust? Difference between unconditional and conditional love? Different types: platonic, romantic, familial, etc.
*Testimonials: Getting both sides of a love story; Do opposites attract? I’d love to see stories from unlikely pairs/odd couples, perhaps those who met under unusual circumstances.
*Love song and/or the anti-love song: I like L-O-V-E-S-O-N-G
*Tiny stories - Forbidden Love
*Plus, JerzyJung’s ideas -- they were the only theme ideas I saw before writing mine. :)
Little or big victories mean so much to people. We all have dreams and goals which we spend huge amounts of time working towards. You could include stories of little victories, a child overcoming their fear of the dark, someone being too nervous to speak to someone and eventually building up the courage to simply say, "hey". Maybe someone trained every morning for a marathon and were able to finish and know - they'd done a good job. It also opens the floor to more fantasy themed stories, like David and Goliath style victories - where the hero overcomes evil, even though all the odds are stacked against him. Stories of people fufilling their ambitions.
You either love something or you hate it.
You can love someone or you can hate someone. You can love a movie or hate a movie. You can love your country and hate another country.
Love and hate are such strong words and on the complete opposite of the spectrum.
I love to hate you and hate to love you.
Why are there so many love songs? I hate love songs!
What makes someone love or hate something or someone?
Why do people hate one thing and love another?
What makes someone hate something so much that they will kill over it? What makes someone love someone or something so much that they will risk their own life?
What do you love? What do you hate?
Set has the longest entry in the Oxford English dictionary. There are hundreds of senses of set: set up, set down, set in, (and on, and on).
I also really like that "Re: set" looks like "reset".
Guitar strings. Puppet strings. Heart strings. Strings that tie things together. Strings that attach unwanted details. Strings that you pull to call in a favor. Stringing someone along, or getting strung out. And string cheese.
I know it's not so upbeat perhaps, but it could result in wonderful things. What are you afraid of? Why? When are you not afraid? Why? Is there a universal fear? Is fear culturally imbedded?
when do you feel safe?