Carter Sheppard

Sand Tides - A concept design exploration of colonial possibilities through gameplay and spatial inequality

Landship Frigate Cutaway Illustration
Landship Habitat Cutaway Illustration

Master of Design (Weta)

This research investigates representations of off-world colonisation within science fiction games, that often propagate popularised and uncritical attitudes towards how communities and institutions engage in the practice of colonisation. The works use cutaway renders of a series of vehicle designs within original IP, ‘Sand Tides’ to explore the spatial practices associated with these vehicles, as an exploration of how the public contextualises possible futures and anticipates potential problems for human colonisation off-world.


Block 12 Level C