Thu June 17th
Sin Sol / No Sun is an augmented reality game that allows users to experience the feelings of a climate change event and deeply consider how climate change disproportionately affects immigrants, trans people, and disabled people. Players can find, see, and hear a story told through poetry about living through climate change induced wildfires from a trans latinx AI hologram named Aura. Set fifty years in the future, Aura tells the story of environmental collapse from the past, which is our present in 2020.
Watch the videos of Sin Sol / No Sun and click here to download and play the game →
This artwork is viewable in-person at YBCA at night across from the Blue Shield of California Theater.
micha cárdenas, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Art & Design: Games + Playable Media at the University of California, Santa Cruz. micha cárdenas is writing a new algorithm for gender, race and technology, and her artwork has been described as “a seminal milestone for artistic engagement in VR” by the Spike art journal in Berlin. cárdenas’s co-authored books The Transreal: Political Aesthetics of Crossing Realities (2012) and Trans Desire / Affective Cyborgs (2010) were published by Atropos Press.