INCOMPLETE DATA: N=2
A new year of experiments begins June 1st
What makes a hero? How adaptable is man? Without that, what remains? Where did we go wrong? What don’t we know?
HYPOTHESIS: The root of humanity’s current crisis is an ill-fitting and over-reaching government which does not meet the needs of its people. We posit that by examining exceptional examples of humanity from a variety of worlds that we can identify the nature of mankind through its aspirations and responses to environmental stressors.
Through these observations, the Wittgenstein Institute will determine the best methods of governing which will then be recommended to the International Armed Services Alliance for the Colonization of Novel Planets.
SPECIFIC AIMS: In order to examine the fundamental nature of man, heroism, and survival, we at the Wittgenstein Institute will subject heroic individuals (“specimens”) to a variety of alternate world simulations, problem-solving tests, and psychological examinations. Individual Wittgenstein researchers shall divide care of specimens into separate communal housing which reinforces central goals of their respective philosophies.
New Experiments begin 1 June 2018
datasetmods is a panfandom, immersive world RPG where extraterrestrial researchers have abducted fictional characters to partake in a series of experiments in a rotating world environment with the intent of studying human nature and stress response based loosely on theories of major philosophers. Play is predominantly social, though overarching plot and intermittent focused plot is also planned.
You live it every day. It's difficult, it's riddled with uncertainty, and it is filled with joy, love, disappointment and pain. But sometimes you have a feeling that this is not your life. It's a feeling that can't be explained, but you spend your life trying to explain it, trying to make sense of it. Valar explores a duality embodied within each character.
One version of the self exists in Orange County, living a life that seems ordinary, sounds ordinary, feels ordinary. The real self, whatever that might mean, exists only in a time and place which you are just starting to remember. As characters grow and live and interact with each other, they embark on a journey to piece together fragments of their half-forgotten dreams. They have to come to terms with who they really are, and what this life means to them.
So who are you, really, and what does this life mean to you?