Hull Loss

Participants make paper airplanes and launch them through a series of mechanically animated scissors.




This game was part of Nova Jiang's graduate research at UCLA Design Media Arts.


Wood, fabric, scissors, paper, electric motors


Nova Jiang  :  Game Designer, Producer

Very few planes make it through these obstacles to the final, desired goal of the net. Most of them are scattered on the gallery floor, marking a new territory for the piece. Eventually, the whole floor becomes colonized by fallen paper airplanes. In Hull Loss, domestic objects are infused with violence. The small tragedies of the failed planes evoke a larger vision of disaster.