Denisovan (Mobile App and Softcover Book)
The mobile app is now archived.
The softcover book is still available from Lulu.com.
Denisovan was built in Unity 3D with graphics created in both traditional media (watercolor, graphite, and ink) and digital media (Photoshop and Blender), with audio designed in several software, all by the artist.
Please note that while this app once existed for both iOS and Android mobile devices, it is no longer supported. Since this project was a "one-woman show" (with limited external funding), I've elected to twilight the mobile app due to the time involved with coding upkeep.
Denisovan is an artist's book about a long-lost contemporary of early humans, and the hypothetical circumstances surrounding her death.
Although the story is fictional, the premise is real. In 2010, bone fragments were found in Denisova Cave in Siberia. By mapping the ancient DNA, researchers from the Max Planck Institution for Evolutionary Anthropology discovered that the fragments belonged to neither early humans nor neanderthals, but to a whole new individual: the Denisovan hominin.
The narrator ponders her concern for the Denisovan child who died 40,000 years ago, and wonders at the evolution of family and motherhood. This experimental work features rich graphics, animations and interactivity along with the narrative.
Visit denisovan.blogspot.com for more information about this project.