Search
News
View full story dorm.jpg

Story: Aug 27, 2014

New residence hall welcomes first-year students in comfort, ...

View details 2014 Faculty Exhibition

CIA Exhibition: Aug 28, 2014

2014 Faculty Exhibition

View full story brittanylockwood1.jpg

Story: Aug 18, 2014

2014 grad to design whimsical playgrounds for Colorado compa...

View details Lunch On Fridays: Kasumi

Events: Sep 05, 2014

Lunch On Fridays: Kasumi

View Link

Social: a day ago via Facebook

Join us tonight for the opening reception of CIA’s 2014 Faculty Exhibition for a look at recent work by CIA's accomplished faculty members. The exhibition, wh...

View full story liberal-artscma.jpg

Story: Aug 18, 2014

CIA again named to "Best in the Midwest" list

View details Mizoguchi's Greatest Decade

Events: Sep 06, 2014

Mizoguchi's Greatest Decade

View full story emilyhromi-stillforscreen.jpg

Story: Aug 13, 2014

Biomedical grad wins award for animation on stuttering

View details Filmmaker and author John Waters to present one-man show

Events: Sep 27, 2014

Filmmaker and author John Waters to present one-man show

View details picresized1407629035horsesofgod2.jpg

Blog: Aug 26, 2014

8/28-31: Finding Vivian Maier, Stand Clear of the Closing Doors & more!

View full story cnswithlabelsfullscreen.jpg

Story: Aug 11, 2014

Student-designed app teaches embryology, improves scores

View details Fall 2014 Open House

Events: Nov 15, 2014

Fall 2014 Open House

News . Feature Stories . Institute Professors exhibiting work in New York this summer

News

May 30, 2007

Institute Professors exhibiting work in New York this summer

Institute Professors Troy Richards and Knut Hybinette will be showing their video game at Cleveland's Ingenuity Fest July 19-22.

Institute Professors Troy Richards and Knut Hybinette will be showing their video game and digital print piece "Ripon" at the LMCC Swingspace located in Lower Manhattan this June, and at Cleveland's Ingenuity Fest July 19-22.

"Ripon" is a series of installations depicting life in a violent Dystopic society. The exhibit integrates an original video game with large-scale digital prints set in the real life town of Ripon, Wisconsin. Created by Institute faculty Troy Richards, head of the drawing department, and Knut Hybinette, associate professor of T.I.ME digital arts, they chose the setting based on the writings of the French utopian writer Charles Fourier.

The intent of the project is to undermine the expectations of video games and engage the viewer/player in new and innovative ways. From the design perspective this is accomplished in three ways. The player has limited control over his or her circumstances, the player is de-centered, and the character is mortal.

The game is set in a near future world of recent cultural collapse and societal breakdown, where humans become more animalistic in their quest for survival under extreme conditions and anarchy. While characters become greedier and lose control, the characters must scramble for enough to subsist, however each struggle exacts a toll. There is no hero in the game, each player is caught in the tide of events and given the lack of hierarchy no one can get ahead towards their goal of survival.

The game allows for up to ten people to play at once, however a player can only play the game one time; once the character dies, that is the end of the players participation in "Ripon." At the start of the game, the players picture is taken and put on the head of they player they control. When the character dies, their body remains inert in the world and the game continues. This creates an emotional impact in the game, unlike many other video games.

The occupants of "Ripon" continue their struggle in a futile attempt at survival; inevitably everyone dies. The game continues, but functions more as a projected video depicting the bodies scattered on the ground, slowly decaying.

The show is at the LMCC Swingspace located in Lower Manhattan, NY on 38 Park Row. It runs from June 8-30th, with regular hours being Thursday - Saturday from noon- 6:00 p.m. The opening event is June 12 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

YouTube Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Flickr Pinterest Instagram

Social Feed

Tonight: attend the opening reception of CIA's Faculty Exhibition (6-8pm) to view work by our accomplished faculty: http://t.co/O7vvP6xTt5

a day ago via Twitter

Sign up for our alumni + friends newsletter

Arrow

Questions?

For more information about this or other CIA news, contact us here.

Read More

Community Works

Visiting artists, exhibitions, conference and symposia exploring socially engaged art.

Read More

Support CIA

Show the world creativity matters: make a gift to the annual fund.

Read More

Cores + Connections

Learn more about CIA's proven method for academic and professional excellence.