Senior Thesis Project

As a senior at the Stamps School of Art & Design, I am making a senior capstone piece. I am exploring the life and histories of museum artifacts through the use of short animated scenes, historical fiction, and tablet media. In short, I am making an interactive story app where a player explores a room full of items (some historical and some ordinary) and while getting to learn about their backstories through short, animated scenes, all within the context of a nostalgic, supernatural narrative. This story takes place in a mysterious house outside Roswell, New Mexico (a place of personal nostalgia for me) where an alien has lived and cared for the objects since he crashed in 1947. In interacting with the objects, the player will discover stories behind the objects there in addition to snippets of stories about the alien.