The Incomplete, made by Andy Campbell is under the tab Dreaming Methods. You are presented with a closed laptop and can open it if you simply click it. The interface is that of a Windows laptop. When exploring it, I tried going through the start menu and clicked on every option but the same window popped up saying “The volume is corrupt or unreadable.” The only thing that would work was the Internet Explorer symbol on the dashboard. You are yet presented with another laptop and can do the same actions and yet another laptop will appear. It’s basically like laptop inception.
While exploring this interactive piece, very quite and soothing music is playing and your screen are the classic clouds but the only difference is that they are in movement. The quietness of the music represents the simplicity of the interactive fiction. The movements of the clouds signify the possibility of something new occurring.
The amount of windows you can have on your main screen is endless, which goes against the title of this interactive fiction, The Incomplete. This could represent the idea of how most technology seems as if they have so much to offer and yet companies are constantly developing the latest phones, laptops, tablets, cameras, etc.
People are always under the impression that they have the latest piece of technology, but in reality, the people who create these digital works of art, are continuously in the lab seeing how they can improve and make the “next big thing” even better!
What if Andy Campbell is trying to tell people that it isn’t important to have the newest phone because ultimately all phones serve the same purpose, to call someone. And yet, with the smartphones we have today, they act like laptops in the senses that you can almost do everything on a laptop, on a smartphone. And yet Andy Campbell believes that the possibilities to develop new technologies are infinite.
What do you guys think? Is it so important for us to have the latest everything? Or should we stick with the technologies that we love and trust?