“Would humanity benefit if resources were combined to solve our common problems in an environment of mutual cooperation and support? This paper and the digital 3D animated short film Traces, respond yes. The availability of open source software and hardware demonstrates that current efforts in digital technology industries, like information technology, are providing individuals and marginalized groups access to tools of content creation by removing the price barrier.”
“The purpose of depicting such an imagined community is to engage viewers in questioning the socially constructed elements of their own realities, and empower them to re-imagine—and eventually construct—more equitable societies which capitalize on the diversity of the human family.”
“To visualize and plausibly construct a utopian civilization where social justice and equality are the norm, many elements of real-life human social structures, including technology, alternative markets, and social justice must be imagined anew. The utopian status of Alatians is only an appearance, however. They suffer from self-delusion.”
“…a utopian world in the form of a digital 3D animated short film titled Traces. The viewer is introduced to a fictitious extraterrestrial society identified as Alatian, which operates without the concept of personal property. Instead, resources are combined to solve common problems in an environment of mutual co-operation and support.”
“In today’s societies, markets driven by profit and dominance seem to hinder technological advancement and prolong social injustices against marginalized groups. Outdated concepts like race linger as a result.”
As a natural evolution of the MFA program, the achievement of finishing it, and two years after that program (not the learning though!), here is the Company.
About a month ago I finalized the registration of the animation studio that will be a direct result of the current production of the film. The film, that by coincidence, is changing name due to the fact that there is an already published film by the name Traces. I am still digesting that idea, since I made so much work based on the name Traces. Guess I should have registered the name in 2015 when I thought it first.
In any case, the animation studio is called Daca Daguao Digital Design, LLC. And for now, it has a facebook page that you can find at facebook.com/dacadaguao4d
I am also starting a Patreon page, not ready, that I will publish soon. I am planning on having rewards of digital files, printed images, 3d printed objects from the film and other ideas for the patrons. Also, I am still cooking some recipes for how to offer individualized prizes, like modeling and 3d printing a patron’s bust. I can probably only do a few of those a month, so maybe that will be the top tier of the patrons and just a limited amount? I don’t know yet.
Which brings me to the question, what would you guys like to received as a reward from me if you were one of my patrons?
In case you don’t know what Patreon.com is, click here. Your help will be invaluable not only to me, but to the artists I am planning on hiring from the beginning to produce our IP’s (Intelectual Property) for the animation studio.
I am very exited about this new chapter in my life. Soon (I guess now!) I will call myself an entrepreneur! A business owner!
And I hope I can use the studio and school to help as many other artists as possible.