Title: Immunecraft | Credit: Eric Schockmel / Animate Projects


Eric Schockmel and Dr Megan MacLeod | Video | Silent Signal

Adopting the form of a video game trailer, Immunecraft presents a fictional game which gives users agency over a real life cell culture to compete against opponent players. It explores the parallels between popular gameplay mechanics and some of the most important principles of the human immune system, including cellular memory and autoimmunity.

It understands itself as a piece of speculative design futures, commenting on the principles of multiplayer online gaming in the age of DNA building blocks, printable organic electronics and biohacking, thus raising questions about bioethics.