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Sybertek - migrants at bay (2021)

with CAM Collective for ADA-DADA Residency
How can we humanize the act of data collecting?

This interactive experience was inspired by the current data collection and presentation of information on the ongoing migrant crisis. The experience was built using Unity 3D and is playable on itch.io. (https://camcollective.itch.io/migrants-at-bay)

This project was exhibited online during the pandemic on Gathertown along with the ADA-DADA Residency cohort. The project was also graciously featured in Canada-based ex-Puritan Magazine’s Minority Vibration and Feature Creep.

The story begins after a migrant incident has occurred in the imagined future of a fictional surveillance nation state, The Republic of Sybertek. The scene invites the participant to take on the role of a state appointed Migrant Incident Documentation Officer (M.I.D.O) tasked with “recording” information about the migrant’s belongings that have washed up after a smuggler boat carrying people has capsized.

Click to try the experience on itch.io︎︎︎


Using worldbuilding and storytelling, we attempt to highlight stories behind the humans who are often forced to migrate. In doing so, we wanted to respond to cold statistical data that omits the cruel reality of the crisis. The work considers the question “who collected this data, and what is left out?”.

+ Logos designed as part of the worldbuilding︎︎︎