British Folk Art Exhibit
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British Folk Art Exhibit
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The External World
An animator’s hands working on the delicate process of the puppet’s movement during production of The Boxtrolls. Image: LAIKA, Inc.
Back in April, I had the chance to visit LAIKA’s studios (here in the Portland area) to get an up-close look at the making of The Boxtrolls, their upcoming film. LAIKA is known for the films Coraline and ParaNorman, which have been pushing the boundaries of…
When you play the game, you actually wait and watch. There are some interactive elements to the game, like a keyboard and a simple menu, but it isn’t about manipulating or achievement. MOUNTAIN is a game that lives on your phone or in your computer and you can check in however often as you please. Watch for long enough and the seasons will change, and at dawn listen to the sound of a divine choir.
Massive brains and umbrellas and horses and other inanimate objects plummet through the atmosphere from unknown places at very random intervals and crash into the side of your mountain. After a few days of letting the game run, you will build up a good collection of stuff. I found myself checking on incoming objects through the game’s Google Earth like perspective: scroll out as far as possible and see the mountain floating in the dark universe.. Or scroll in as much as possible to view fine details. Right now, there is a twin-sized bed slowly floating toward my mountain.
Perhaps the most rewarding aspect of the game is the variety of cryptic, Jennifer Holzer-esc phrases that appear from time to time; they seem to be the thoughts of the mountain, often reacting to the weather or to the objects. The mood of the game is lonely, but not unhappy. The music and sound are very typical to the kind you will find in OReilly’s films: mundane-moody-minimalist-spare-attractive-artificial.
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Best Smile - Lyra Hill
Least Presidential - Max Morris
Best Vomit - Krystal DiFronzo
Most Likely To Injure the Audience - Emma Rand
Nicest Parents - Ian Endsley
Best Beard - Grant Reynolds
Best Car - Tyson Torstensen
Teachers Pet - Lillie West
Least Erotic - Beth Hetland
Best Animal - Jamie Davida Lee
Most Flirtatious - Gina Wynbrandt
Best Hair - Jessica Campbell
Most Haunting - Eamon Espey & Lisa Krause
Prom King - Ben Bertin
Prom Queen - Ian McDuffie
Most Likely to Live Forever - Edie Fake
Best Ghost - Brad Rohloff
Most Dancer - Nate Beaty
Best Nude Scene - Otto Splotch
Most Likely to Survive on a Desert Island - Isabella Rotman
Most Informative - Anne Elizabeth Moore
Most Revealing - Onsmith
Most God - Anya Davidson
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