Playing in the Garden of Earthly Delights: Exploring Bosch’s Symbolism through Gameplay

Elizabeth Goins, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA, Isabelle Jouve, Ysalide Multimedia, France, Shaun Foster, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA, Sarah Thompson, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA

This talk briefly reviews a new collaborative project that explores the intersections of high art, popular and material cultures, history, digital technology and games. The project involves the integration of narrative driven gameplay, art asset creation and educational content into an interactive game that will add to contemporary viewers’ understanding of Hieronymus Bosch’s work, the Garden of Earthly Delights, and the questions it raises about human nature.