[ISEA2000] Poster: ANNETTE WEINTRAUB – The development of spatialized narratives for the Web using an architectural metaphor for layered storytelling

Poster Statement

This poster session examines the use of storytelling structures in Crossroads, a project for the Web that uses architectural metaphor t0 create a spatlalized narrative. Crossroads explores the capacity of film and advertising culture to shape our sense of place. lt creates a series of spaces which are constructs of the mythic Times Square. The viewer engages narratives in the form of ‘pseudo films’: animated images and a mix of ambient sound, audio monologues and texts. These ‘pseudo films’ incorporate aspects of film genre identified with Times Square. In Crossroads, the architectural and commercial icons of Times Square are reconfigured to mix of personal myth and public space.