“Seminar Leader: eXistenZ. Written like this. One word. Small ‘E’, capital ‘X’, capital ‘Z’. ‘eXistenZ’. It’s new, it’s from Antenna Research, and it’s here… right now.”
eXistenZwas a 1999 science fiction horror film directed by David Cronenberg. It starred Jude Law and Jennifer Jason Leigh.
Without spoiling too much, in the near future, eXistenZ is a virtual reality game developed by a company called Antenna Research. To play eXistenZ, the characters need a “bio-port” installed right next to their tail bone in order to plug into the game via “MetaFlesh game pods” and “umby chords”. The game pods are powered by the user’s nervous system, metabolism and energy. It is bonkerz.
The movie came out a couple of weeks after the Matrix and has many of the same themes and aesthetics.
Boglins, which were a series of toy puppets popular in the 1980’s, have been a current obsession.
We recently interviewed the creator of Boglins and the “King of Gross”, Tim Clarke who “has been inventing, designing and sculpting some of the most unusual toys to ever be marketed in the US and abroad.”
These “projects” of ours may make more sense if you watch the movie so check it out!
And stay tuned for more fleshy creatures…
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