The Last Survivor

Installation Design & Setup:Mingyue Chen, Chu Li

Tools: Unity, Node.js, Arduino, Laser Cutting Machine, Projector

Date: 2021.5

The project attempts to comment on environmental issues, and specifically on global warming and animal extinction. This interactive experience presents a virtual environment that consists of a co-habitat of humans and animals. By pressing gently on the screen, the environment is disturbed, and animals begin to disappear one by one, which then becomes actual falling sand on the ground. If user actions are repeated, the animals will be completely extinct, and the human character on screen will be left alone. The project intends to allow the user to reflect on the catastrophic human activity on the environment due to our hunger for industrialization and excessive resource use.