SUMMERLAND PROJECT - PLAY BY SCOTCH'NSODA THEATER , CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY
Role: Graphic Designer
Play Synopsis: When a young schoolteacher named Amelia Summerland suffers an
aneurysm that leaves her bedridden, her husband Carter is
desperate to find a way to revive her. Realizing that Amelia
is suffering from "Locked-In Syndrome" -- where a patient is
fully awake and aware, but cannot physically move or
communicate -- Carter explores every cure he can find, from
alternative medicine to cryonics.
As a result, Carter is approached by Paul Wesley, the head
of controversial medical company Wesley Enterprises. Paul
wants Amelia to be the test subject for a new medical
program that will make a perfect copy of her brain, and
place it in a new, artificial body. Out of desperation,
Carter agrees -- but is the result really Amelia Summerland?
Or is it something else entirely? As the country wrestles
with that question on a political and spiritual level,
Carter and Amelia wrestle with it on a much more personal
level. 'The Summerland Project' uses current, existing
technology as a launchpad for a story about where the line
truly is between life and death, and asks what it is that
makes us human.
The requirement from the director of the play was that of a simple logo, which conveys the nature of this company who are trying to convert terminally ill patients into robots using their AI Technology.
BETWEEN THE LINES NEWS SHOW GRAPHIC
Between the Lines is the name of the news segment hosted in the play used to narrate the incidents that takes the play forward. I tried to take news show reference to build a believable design to project on an onstage projector.
BETWEEN THE LINES - NEWS SEGMENT DESIGN
BRAIN WAVE MONITOR
This design was to be displayed on top of the projected screen onstage, to denote the machines connected to the main lead who is now a half human and half robot.