Ever thought what it says about our society?
Think about it.
The incarnation of Mr. Monopoly, a ruthless real estate mogul, has become the president of the United States.
After the funeral I found myself scrolling through pictures of her, and landed on this one of nonna and I playing Memory together, just a few years ago.
I grabbed blank cards and scribbled common family words like MUM, DAD and BROTHER and verbs that evoke childhood activities like PLAY, LEARN and TALK
Then I cut up sheets of tracing paper and covered them with the same words framed as questions.
For me Fading Memories is one piece in a bigger puzzle.
If we’re going to tackle the urgent challenges of our age, like climate breakdown and massive inequality, then we need to learn how to cooperate. Rewriting a lifetime’s worth of competitive programming.
As humans we’ve survived up to this point because we’ve evolved to work together. And only recently we’ve been sold the story that we’re selfish, rational agents.
I don’t expect a single game to solve this, but I hope that playing it, sharing our memories, will challenge the stories that separate us.