Our new project, an interactive improvised storytelling role-playing game called Destination Wedding 2070 kicks off tomorrow! Join us as we marry family disasters with the climate crisis! You can play along by blogging as a character, or just follow along with what everyone’s writing on reddit. Check out the main site for all the details! This netprov runs from Nov 3-11, 2019.
Destination Wedding 2070 is an attempt to make data about climate change more comprehensible. Although climatologists have strong models of the decades to come, they typically report it via graphs and charts. DW70 goes beyond visualization by bringing the data to life in data dramatization as participants experience the effects in a speculative future scenario.
The data for this data dramatization netprov has been brought to you by EarthGames and was based on simulations from the CanESM5 model under SSP585, a high emissions scenario that represents substantial increases in fossil fuel use in the coming decades. Climate model data is usually presented in terms of averages, but each simulation creates weather across the globe. The forecasts from each city are adapted from particular Saturdays in 2070. The maps show the model data across the globe for max/min temperature, precipitation and humidity, and city forecasts are taken from the nearest gridbox or from a heuristic downscaling approach.
We made forecasts for 5 sublime wedding locations: Issaquah, Washington (near Seattle); Neemrana Fort Palace, India (near Dehli); Mar del Plata, Argentina; The Bund, Shanghai, China and Key Biscayne, (Miami) Florida, USA. Each site faces a unique climate catastrophe as a backdrop.
The creators of Destination Wedding 2070 are Samara Hayley Steele, Mark Marino, Rob Wittig, and Dargan Frierson. Joining us are a team of storytellers, which you can be a part of! The improvisational narrative of the weddings will head in all kinds of unexpected directions as netprov participants read and respond to each others diary entries using the improv principle of “yes, and…”!