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    CHoW#234:: Gods of Media and Technology

    CHoW#234:: Gods of Media and Technology



    ROUND #234 :: The Gods of Media and Technology


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    The Gods of Media and Technology


    In ancient cultures, there existed many gods who represented different aspects of everyday life: Apollo, god of music, Amaterasu, goddes of the sun, Osiris, god of death etc. What if this polytheistic system of gods and guardians still existed today? What would these modern gods look like?

    Design a god/guardian of modern media and/or technology.

    Examples:

    Goddess of mobile phoning
    Guardian of internet
    Goddess of videogames
    God of magazines
    Guardian of television etc.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Media




    • Can be male or female
    • The setting is modern time, style can be anything!
    • Pick a modern technology and let this inspire your design
    • Give him/her appropriate attributes (like Zeus, god of thunder, usually carries a thunderbolt).


    Good luck!


    PLEASE NOTE THE RULES AND THE DEADLINE TIME

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    1) FOLLOW THE TOPIC.
    It's about designing the character of the topic. The environment or side characters are far less important.


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    This is not an illustration contest, but a design contest. Show your whole design!

    3) POST YOUR FINAL IN THE FINALS THREAD.

    4) INCLUDE WIPS WITH YOUR FINAL.

    Show your work in progress and post (links to) this in the finals thread!

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    No final.jpgs please!


    6) PLACE THE IMAGE IN A FRAME WITH YOUR NAME/TOPIC


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    About quality - as general rule: if your shapes and values are not decent - you are out. Watch proportions, perspective etc. we need perfectly readable shapes and coherent, consistent values.

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    Hmm, wonder how many deities of Internet Porn we'll get ... ^^

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    I´m thinking of an internet god, what is the main attributes of the web?
    Accesability, freedom, vastness ?

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    Awesome topic !!!

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    Could have real good fun with this. Gonna work on it asap... Just hope other people don't have the same idea as me because some subjects are quite obvious! I'll do my best to make it different. Watch this space!

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    the last 3 topics have been really interesting. Definitely going to give this one a shot.

    It's a pretty vast idea.

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    Looks like I will start 'er off with "GPS god". I will probably want to explore some other perspectives....maybe top down....we'll see.

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    I think this will make a great topic for my first try at CHoW. Off to the brainstorming tank for me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Urötskidoji View Post
    I´m thinking of an internet god, what is the main attributes of the web?
    Accesability, freedom, vastness ?
    retards

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    Davey..

    This is Davey, Father of the hipsters. If you havent heard of him its because hes kindof obscure.

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    lol kissorkill

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    Quote Originally Posted by Urötskidoji View Post
    I´m thinking of an internet god, what is the main attributes of the web?
    Accesability, freedom, vastness ?
    KNOWLEDGE. Lots of it and free.

    Last edited by Rhdnor; February 21st, 2011 at 12:13 AM.
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    This really reminds me of the antagonists in Neil Gaiman's American Gods. Great place to read for inspiration on this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carnifex View Post
    retards
    Herp derp FTW!

    Also - well d`uuuh - porn!

    Edit - and Lolcats!

    Ok, I`m done. Sorry.

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    The god of Large Hadron Collider... I want one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Formic Acid View Post
    The god of Large Hadron Collider... I want one.
    Noooooooo dibs!
    j/k

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    Here's my first attempt, though I realize it's not feeling "modern" enough...

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    The god of News Media, formerly the god of Marketing. A.K.A. Chad, or Thad, or Brad, or some other name like that.

    Was at one time the god of Marketing, until he managed to kill the god of News Media using slick advertising and tabloids about celebrity babies. The end result, he's the god of both, but the whole truth angle of the old gods is lost to the entertainment value of marketing.

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    I'll probably do something along these lines:

    God/Goddess of Design (which can branch into many areas of individual programs, i.e Illustrator, Fireworks, Photoshop, Dreamweaver etc) - Adobe (can be like a builder looking character like a tradesmen).

    God of modern devices - Apple products, pioneer in stylish design of modern devices. Could be some guy who sits in a room developing ideas for the latest devices people can use.

    God/Goddess of internet (kinda like Zeus but is the power source of all internet. Has fiber-optic hair or something wacky. Could imagine this looking quite techy.

    Guardian of secret files(conspiracy files, data that the world leaders have on lockdown)

    The Keeper, similar to the other idea but more focused on storing all the data we use via phones, emails, internet etc... could be some sort of human that works as a storage device.

    I like the idea of storage... I think I need to do some sketches this evening after work!

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    i wonder who will do the goddess/god of photoshop

    interesting topic, might give it a try!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Parsakoira View Post
    i wonder who will do the goddess/god of photoshop

    interesting topic, might give it a try!
    haha well like I said I might try, although I doubt I could do it justice. It could be based on the actual person if they're indeed a pure sick individual at Photoshop! Personally I prefer the idea of data or keeping secret files protected or sumin!

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    Here's my first WIP, which I am absolutely ecstatic with because I haven't attempting something of this scale for a long time. It's nice to see my studies have been paying off.

    I'm going with a god of print media, mainly newspapers. His symbol is the inky crow who spies on the world to obtain the truth for publication.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OfficialLamp View Post
    Here's my first WIP, which I am absolutely ecstatic with because I haven't attempting something of this scale for a long time. It's nice to see my studies have been paying off.

    I'm going with a god of print media, mainly newspapers. His symbol is the inky crow who spies on the world to obtain the truth for publication.
    Nice idea, looking forward to seeing this develop! You should use some really strong typography on his body tattoos!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wozza View Post
    Nice idea, looking forward to seeing this develop! You should use some really strong typography on his body tattoos!
    Oh geeze. Thanks for reminding me about that, it was the reason I gave him tattoos in the first place but it seems I forgot the text part!

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    No problem! Typography is key in print media so it would be interesting to see how you use it... maybe he could have some sort of old skool typography blocks attached to his belt or sumin.

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    dibs on photoshop god D:<

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    As long as you credit me for the idea! oh and +1 thank too

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    hows that wozza?

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    lol, nice job! Now get to work I pass the idea over to you. Cant wait to see you nail it Ryanoir!

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