LittleBig Experience
Created Wednesday, April 22, 2009 | Added Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

The goal for this project was to create some sort of video installation.  I forget exactly where the idea came from, but I basically created a pair of box forts that viewers could crawl into.  At the end of each fort there was a screen.  Projected onto the screens was LittleBigPlanet.  The intent was to allow viewers to create levels in LittleBigPlanet based off of childhood memories of theirs.  Because any levels made were saved, visitors could also play through levels (memories) that previous visitors had made.  Prior to presenting the project, I created three levels representing three childhood memories of my friends (I had asked friends of mine to send me childhood memories during the process of making the project).

So between the box forts, crawling, displaying childhood memories in a visually “childish” video game, and the opportunity to create whatever the mind came up with, I wanted the installation to encourage a feeling of childhood and, to an extent, nostalgia for one’s childhood.  The videos from LittleBigPlanet you’ll find below are the three levels that I made in the game.