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Genesis Design Deck

April 23, 2022

Genesis Design Deck

Virtual Technology and Design, University of Idaho
Fall 2021

Genesis - World building project around 3 found items.


April 23, 2022

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  1. Genesis By Emma Ferguson University of Idaho VTD 355 Fall

  2. Item Selection Pomegranate Chosen for its color and complexity of

    its inside Lock Chosen for its mechanism and function Earring Chosen for its shapes and materials
  3. Item Dissection Pomegranate I liked the seeds and the composition

    of the inside Lock I liked the curves and the silhouettes of the parts Earring I liked the simple elements that together made a busy design
  4. Identities Identity 1: Crystallis Identity 1: Spodite Identity 1: Sphoros

  5. Identity 1: Crystallis Cristines Receives energy currents Cravines Energy ruptures

    out, emitting heat and light As electrical currents are received, they get transferred down into the main body of the Crystallis. Capside, a hard, dark material forms from the heat and pressure of the core. Capside makes up most of the Crystallis’ composition. As energy currents from the core form, they open up fissures in the body called Cravines, that push old layers of Capside away, causing Crystallis to have a fragmented appearance. The outer formations are called Crests. Energy is consumed through the Cristines, that absorb energy around Crystallis and transfer it back down into the core. Capside Exterior, grid like surface Crests Energy starts to form capsules on the surface
  6. Identity 2: Spodite Podites Energy conduits Spodite is a mass

    that intakes light and heat energy through its Podites. The energy then moes down into the main body and to the Lopods. As energy is accumulated, the Lopods harden over time and turn into Shepods. The Shepods weigh the Spodite down as they harden, and eventually end up breaking off of the Spodite entirely. As the Shepods break off. Surrounding this form is the Ampels. Attached to the Ampods is the Podules, a barrier of sharp spikes that additionally help to contain and protect the Lopods. Lopods Main body, before energy absorption Shepods Energy hardens into a shell Ampods Pulses outward to initiate movement Podules Defensive protection Energy expulsion Additional protection
  7. Identity 3: Sphoros Phlorins Outer protective shell The Sphoros is

    a giant mass that absorbs matter through a structure called the Aniphor. The matter is pulled in by a magnetic force called the Phorey which assists in dragging mass down. The Aniphor breaks the matter down, creating energy sparks within it. This energy then runs up and out of the Aniphor through the Phorok, which transfer it into the Ophoros where it is then released. Surrounding this structure is the Phlorins which starts off as a strong and tough barrier. As the Phlorins age, the material starts to decay, and this is called the Phlorvines, a thin, filmy structure that exposes the interior of the Phlorins. In time, the Phlorvines will decay, and new growth will replace it. Ophoros Illuminates and expels energy as currents Aniphor Segmented body sections that absorb and collect energy Phorok Ridges that transport energy Phorey The area where energy is collected Phlorvines Filmy material
  8. Roshambo

  9. Crystallis absorbs currents from Sphoros Spodite collects energy from Crystallis

    Sphoros intakes energy from Spodite
  10. Cristines are the main energy gatherer of Crystallis. The Pom

    absorbs surrounding energy through its tips. As energy is absorbed, it goes through two possible uses. The first is where it transfers down into the root of the Cristine via the Stene. As the energy makes it way through the Stene, it has the potential to tear fissures in the surface, allowing energy to escape. The second way energy is used is by the Som. The Som is an energy collector that stores the energy until it causes the Pom to hang and close in on itself. Once this happens, the Som will fall off of, where it will then fall down into the core of Crystallis, helping to grow more Cristines and release energy into the core. Influencer 1: Cristines Veen Tears in the surface that allow excess energy to escape Pom Absorbs energy Som Energy collection Stene Main body that transfers energy down
  11. The Ampods are the protective structure around the Spodite. They

    consist of ridges called the Ampels, that as matter collides with them over time in the form of the Shepods, will eventually morph from Podzuls into Postuls, opened tunnels through the Ampods. The line between the three states is determined by the amount of breakage. As matter breaks through the Ampods surface weakens and expands like a barrier, which then will break open and release matter. The starting state is the Ampels, when the barrier starts to expand it is called the Podzuls, which then become the Postuls when the barrier breaks. Influencer 2: Ampods Podzuls Expanded ridges Saprods New Podule growth Andules Additional spikes along the Podules Postuls Broken ridges Ampels Porous ridges running along the surface
  12. The main body of the Sphoros, it is where matter

    is converted into energy. This process happens in the Ampels that move together and end up crushing the matter that is pulled in. The crushed matter gets stuck in the Lilt, crevices in the Ampels. As the matter is ground together, escaping energy turns into electrical currents that run through the Corpels until it gets transferred out of the Aniphor. Influencer 3: Aniphor Ampels Body structure Corpels Conduits between Ampels Lilt Trapped matter that gets energized
  13. The Cycle Aniphor Ampods Cristines

  14. Ecosystem 1: • Stage 1: offspring develops in pockets of

    heat inside the Capside • Stage 2: After they are old enough to move on their own, they go about absorbing heat from Crystallis • Stage 3: One way of getting heat is through eating the Cristines, enabling them to grow and release more heat • Stage 4: If the outer Capside drifts too far from the core, the creatures are doomed to a cold, frost death.
  15. • Stage 1: Offspring develops in tiny pods within the

    Lopods • Stage 2: As they break free of the Lopod, they help to distribute a liquid that heals the Ampods from damage • Stage 3: They take on a craving for Shepod dust and eat them until they break off • Stage 4: Without these creatures, the Ampods be destroyed and the rate that Shepods break off would slow Ecosystem 2:
  16. Ecosystem 3: • Stage 1: These beings hatch from the

    dust created from grounded matter • Stage 2: They feed off of the ground up matter, clearing potential blockages • Stage 3: Without them, the Aniphor may lock up and not be able to make energy • Stage 4: Due to living in a constantly moving environment, accidents can happen
  17. The Cycle Ecosystem 3 Ecosystem 2 Ecosystem 1

  18. The Sul is a small creature that lives in the

    Cristines on Crystallis. It has a thin, membrane like, body and consumes the heat that Crystallis produces. It uses its Whipper to move and climb, however, if it gets too cold the Whipper will lock up, disabling movement. It uses its Blank to detect if it should migrate closer to the core, however as it aged this becomes less reliable. The Flails help to hold in heat near its Core, which the small storage of heat allows it to go a small time without consuming heat for dire situations. Its occupancy of the Cristines makes it so that it has few predators, and its main way of death is by straying too far. When it reproduces, it will move closer down into the core. Lifeform 1: Sul Blank Flails Whipper Sights Core
  19. The Dramp Is the main predator on the Ampods. Very

    few of them exist, and they are hard to kill because they have numerous Yars that they use to sight prey. They have 1 to 6 heads, with 1 being the rarest and least desirable. Using their Jawns, they can break open Shepods, and crush other creatures. Their favorite food are unhatched pods inside of the Lopods. With the Flipit and Voiders, they can move extremely fast. With their multiple heads, when one is killed if one of the heads is intact it will reproduce a new body, thus continuing its cycle and making it very dangerous to the local populace. As it ages, it develops marking on its body that help to determine its age. Lifeform 2: Dramp Flipit Yors Voiders Jawns
  20. The Skeeb are creatures that live on Sphoros, eating the

    matter that it draws in. They are a plentiful species and reproduce quickly and in large batches. They use the ground matter in the Aniphor as both home and food. They are covered in a Sheld and Caps, that helps to protect them from their moving environment, each is covered in small ridges that grind away over time, denoting age. Their many Visiors help them to navigate the moving environment. They use their Feek to travel around and can regrow them if one should get caught. It is not uncommon for the Skeeb to have short lifespans, as they often get caught in the mechanism of the Aniphor. Lifeform 3: Skeeb Visiors Sheld Caps Feek
  21. The Cycle Ecosystem 3 Ecosystem 2 Ecosystem 1 Aniphor Ampods

    Cristines Skeeb Dramp Sul
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