Graduation project at Design Academy Eindhoven
‘Unreal Paper’ offers a new form of entertainment that uses the principles of conspiracy to turn everyday trivialities into fictions.
We all invent stories — temporary realities that we create in our mind when facing uncertainty. This project shows how easily real events can be manipulated and turned into instant fiction.
The story starts when you scan a photo from the 'Unreal Paper' newspaper with your phone: it might be Harvey Weinstein’s bathroom, the Kalimantan Olympic stadium or the United States Congress — emptied of people or personal things. An actor shows up on your screen and the plot thickens. Based on recent headlines, a personal narrative begins to unravel: fake news is written on the spot.