The Raisin Truck Makes Raisins

Daniel Lichtman


4 minutes

3D Game 

Version 1.0

The Raisin Truck Makes Raisins is a collaboratively produced, 3D virtual environment that uses collage, spatial orientation and disorientation, and visual abstraction to reflect on the experience of caring for young children during pandemic and lockdown. Scenes in the game are produced using visual materials created by a community of collaborators that includes economically diverse, queer and immigrant care takers. Composed of a series of abstract scenes, the game present a diverse range of experiences with childcare-in-isolation: busy, beautiful, frustrating and chaotic, marked by vulnerability, aggravation and resilience.

Instructions: Navigate each scene using the mouse, arrow keys or both (varies by scene). Total playtime: about 4 minutes.