UnearthU is a 7 day multimedia experience about self-improvement, healing, and transformation. Made by reusing found digital materials, the game consists of found footage videos, discussions with an A.I., guided meditations, writing reflection prompts, and a habit tracker. It is a one week program designed to support you in living your life on the highest plane of existence. Meet KARE, the Artificial Intelligence system that will guide you through a self-discovery program. She is designed to be your personal life coach, dispensing mindful exercises, guided reflections, and lectures on a range of topics such as body image, the equanimous mind, everyday utopia, and increased productivity. Unearth hidden power you never knew you had—in only seven days! Welcome to the beginning of your new life!
Kara Stone is an artist and scholar interested in the affective and gendered experiences of psychosocial disability, debility, and healing as it relates to art production, particularly videogames. Her artwork has been featured in The Atlantic, Wired, and Vice. She is a member of the Different Games Collective. She holds a BFA in Film Production and master’s degree in Communication and Culture from York University, and a PhD in Film and Digital Media with a designated emphasis in Feminist Studies from the University of California at Santa Cruz. She is currently an assistant professor at Alberta University of the Arts in Calgary, Canada.