David OReilly: Everything
David OReilly’s video game Everything is an interactive simulator of reality. It allows you to travel through the universe, seeing it from different points of view. You can be an insect, a mammal, a tree, a galaxy or even a cigarette butt, exploring the interdependence of… everything. Every object is aware of its existence, encouraging empathy and curiosity as you explore richly populated worlds. The game is narrated by philosopher Alan Watts, discussing the nature of being and life, and features music by Ben Lukas Boysen. As the game doesn’t need the player’s input, it will play itself continually during the festival, but you can join in at any moment (as long as the gallery is open).