First Interior Art Piece

This illustration by Davi Blight gets props for being the first completed interior illustration to be turned in. Go Davi!

The topic for this piece was reputation systems. In Eclipse Phase, a significant portion of transhumanity has shifted into a post-scarcity economy thanks to ubiquitous access to nanofabrication machines — when anyone can simply make what they need from scratch, money and property become meaningless. As a result, new things take on value, such as creativity and reputation. In anarchist habitats, acquiring services is relatively easy, as long as your reputation is good. If you’re a bad anarchist who does nothing to contribute to collective well-being, your reputation will be crap, and no one will be willing to help you out.

Anarchists aren’t the only ones to use reputation networks, however. Almost every faction finds value in knowing who is reliable and in the public’s good graces and who isn’t. So there are a number of rep networks in play, each of which provides current rep scores for different characters, feedback from people they’ve dealt with, and so on. Maintaining a good Rep is important if you need to call in favors.

Davi’s illustration represents an interaction with two characters, where one is accessing the current Rep score of the other.

Side note: I’m normally a stickler about things like clothing that clings to cleavage like saran wrap — IRL, fabric stretches across. However, this is the future, where clothing can be made from smart materials that does indeed shrink to conform to the body in a skin-tight way, so I let it slide. Hey, at least it’s a sexy future.

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