- Run the Heart
- @ 10 a.m.
- Motu Moana Scout Camp, Green Bay, Auckland, New Zealand
Run at Chimera 2013
by Nick Wolf
Robots have long been in use in this country, but it’s only been within the past year that the ones looking identical to humans; androids, have seen widespread distribution. In this city, there’s also an Augmented Reality (AR) network, called The Space, overlaying everything. You can access it with a pair of cyber-glasses, just like all the kids these days. It’s like a pervasive version of the old Internet that your grandparents raved about. Within this city is a cafe and bar that sits on something of a legal grey area. See, it has a house rule that everyone in the place must abide by, or get kicked out. The rule? “Treat all A.I., Androids, and Humans equally while here”.
Run The Heart is a LARP about love, loss, loyalty, betrayal, and a good helping of cyberpunk transhumanism. Overlayed on a seemingly harmless, if a little odd, cafe/bar are the stories of star-crossed lovers, painful revenge, the android-suppressing “Humane Council”, blackmarket malware trading, and many an urban myth of the Other Space reached through the obsolete areas of the AR network. Take a step into Run The Heart and experience a possible near-future through the eyes of its inhabitants.