ENTROPY IN PROTOPIA
BY WILL SELVIZ & RENDRD

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THE VISION

ENTROPY IN PROTOPIA explores themes of belonging, the immigrant experience, and speculative futures through an afro-surrealist lens.

In a world of mass migration, globalization, and refugee displacements it is essential to empower the voices that carry the cultural legacy and folklore for generations to come.

Our project leverages cutting-edge technology in Artificial Intelligence (AI), 3D Animation, and Web 3 to build worlds that depict narratives in collaboration with Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAO) and creatives from underrepresented communities. 

In short, we empower and fund underrepresented creatives in Canada and across the globe to engineer futures where developing nations thrive. 

This is your invitation to foster and become a part of our ecosystem of innovative solutions.


COLLABORATORS
WILL SELVIZ
TERRY WILLIAMS
VERONICA BADELL

 

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ENTROPY
A scientific concept as well as a measurable physical property that is most commonly associated with a state of disorder, randomness, or uncertainty. 

PROTOPIA
A state that is better than today than yesterday, although it might be only a little better.

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Why are some cultures often ignored or misrepresented in mainstream media?

How might we ensure underrepresented voices benefit from their own creative genius?


What will developing nations look like in 2094?

"ENTROPY IN PROTOPIA - GENESIS" is a response to these critical questions. Today we present you with a world that symbolizes the early stages of a game-changing project.

TD BANK x ELEVATE - NFT GALLERY
STARTS - 19 Sept 2022 
ENDS -    19 Oct 2022 
Design Exchange
3rd floor, 234 Bay St., Toronto, ON M5K 1B2

NUIT BLANCHE TORONTO
Oct 1 2022

Sugar Gallery
5 Lower Jarvis St, Toronto, ON M5E 0C3

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ABOUT 
WILL SELVIZ

Will Selviz is an Afro-Caribbean multidisciplinary designer, who specializes in immersive media technologies including 3D animation, virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and 360 videos.

Unable to travel back to the motherland for over a decade, Will uses new media technology to portray surreal landscapes reminiscent of
his childhood memories.

His work explores themes of belonging, the meaning of 'home' and the immigrant experience.

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RENDRD is a Black-led Animation Studio and Non-Profit Organization specializing in new media technologies including photorealistic CGI, AR, VR, 360 video, 3D scanning, and motion capture. ​

RENDRD Foundation is a Black-led, non-profit group leveling the ground for Black, Indigenous, and POC communities (with a focus on youth) with an interest in digital design and innovation.

Our team and partners are committed to developing resources and tools to mentor participants and create diversity in the creative industry. ​

We are building technological infrastructures they can access, such as remote computing power, 3D printing, and virtual production equipment. These solutions remove the physical and financial barriers that exclude underrepresented communities from entering


 

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