Project Description: This was a project done for Apple Computer, Human Interface Group investigating interactive fiction. After working on other projects including The Diplomat, I thought that any concept involving a branched structure was difficult to make and difficult to watch. Instead, I thought that the interaction should be in the construction of the narrative. To attract ordinary users the interface would need to be as simple as a mirror. I liked the intuitive way things could then be placed and scaled. In a time where people are bombarded with imagery, users could very easily recycle these images, which appealed to me. Most of all, I liked the effect of simultaneously having small close-up video clips roughly juxtaposed with wide master shots.

Technical Notes: This software was written in Hypercard using an XCMD to connect to a Rasterops Video digitizing board.

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