Undergraduate students from Brown University are creating a comic book/rock opera set in a postapocalyptic world. An animated rock group called Tower 8 guides viewers on the journey. The Tower 8 Web site employs fully animated music-videos, flash animation, character blogs and photos, creating a virtual reality for the band to exist. From left to right: Gavin Brown, music composer and producer; Michael Ashton, animator and visual effects developer; Danny Cannizzaro, animator; and Sadie Barchini, singer.
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