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"There is something more powerful than each of us, a combination
of our efforts, a Great Chain of industry that unites us." - Andrew Ryan
The Imprinting Studies are a set of locations in Fink Manufacturing Factory. In this series of laboratories, different scientific experiments were performed on animals in an attempt to learn how to make the Songbird imprint on a young girl.
Burial at Sea - Episode 2Edit
- Main article: Burial at Sea - Episode 2
Single Use EventsEdit
Concept art and ModelsEdit
Behind the ScenesEdit
- The concept of "imprinting" derives from the historic behavioral experiments of biologist and ethologist Konrad Lorenz upon geese. The "mystery" of imprinting - and the interrelated possibility of cross-species moral empathy - constitutes a narrative key point of pathos in the BioShock series.
- The shackled gorilla refers to the famous "wire mother" study introduced by Harry Harlow in the 1950s. Infant primates were raised with surrogate wire and cloth mothers to observe developmental behavior.
- The hermetic chambers and protectors display concepts were done by Robb Waters. The in-game models for the gorilla, dogs and Songbird prototype were made by Peter Anderson.
|Office of Jeremiah Fink||Private Quarters of Jeremiah Fink · Fink MFG Research Laboratories · Imprinting Studies · Surgical Suite|