The Last Survivor

Installation Design & Setup:Mingyue Chen, Chu Li

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

Date: 2021.5

This project is a comment on the environmental issues of global warming and animal extinction through an interactive experience that presents a virtual environment consisting of a co-habitat of humans and animals. Pressing gently on the screen disturbs the environment; animals disappear one by one and become falling sand on the ground. If the action is repeated, the animals become completely extinct, and the human character will be alone on screen. The project aims to help the user reflect on the catastrophic effects of human activity on the environment, particularly the hunger for industrialization and the excessive use of natural resources.