About the Project
305 Valley is a dystopian future vision shown as an interactive fiction experience, where the physical and virtual merge, and embodied virtual presence is determined by one’s social credit score.
This project explores how the new technologies and social credit system affect people’s lives through a series of possible scenarios and issues of cohabitation in the mixed reality future.
It gives viewers the chance to experience what it feels like to be involuntarily subject to low social scoring through a full-body tour experience and everyday narratives.
What the 305 stands for?
*HTTP 305 : Use Proxy is a deprecated status code. Using the status-code a server could instruct a client that it should connect to a proxy, and repeat that same request there.
What is 305 Valley?
Originally inspired by the projects like Elon Musk’s Neuralink and Keiichi Matsuda’s Hyper-Reality.
I developed a VR experience set in the year of 2030, where information can be three-dimensionally inhabited and virtual presence can be embodied.
It aims to present a possibility that communication technology helps people who have social disorder to express themselves freely.
In the process of research and tests, I started to think the project in a more critical way. At that point, I realize that the next project will have the same story background, but in a different approach.
How to experience it？
Please check the link to have a full experience as a low social credit 305 citizen.
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Behind 305 Valley/the meaning of the images
check the link: https://www.stephanielu.org/305-valley-2