Paranoia East — RISD wintersession course, Xin LIU & Mo Kong

Japanese anime always satisfies our wild fantasies and explores the extreme situations when profound contradictions arise between technology, human rights and nature. This production course introduces students to a rich selection of modern Japanese sci-fi anime works from the 1950s to the present and encourages them to construct their own dream land.  Workshops are given for experimenting with digital video editing, creature creation and semi-functional electronics. Throughout the semester,  students will work on a series of projects and a final individual or collaborative work. Depending on their background, students should use science fictions and their storytelling as a jumping off point to build functional prototypes, speculative objects, or traditional works of art like sculptures and performances. Artist case studies include Osamu Tezuka, Fujiko Fujio, Hayao Miyazaki, Mamoru Oshii, Satoshi Kon and Katsuhiro Ôtomo.

Student projects in five weeks

T8G — Eric Chu    Full Story

Metaverse — Wenhao Lung  

June Leighton’s Creative Intelligence Robot — Valerie Nelson

Pathos —- Rebecca Zhang    Full Story

WIRED — Tina Kim  Full Story


Before Sunrise — Jungyun Lee
Paranoia Est Final

Kirthank Manivannan   Full Story (a big file, you should download it directly.)
Kirthank Goliath robot two color EXTRA FINAL

Phae and the Sun — Brianna Duffy    Full Story 
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Elizaveta Dyskina    Full Story 

 Chessmate22nd — Hyunah and Yunju    Video