“My Summer Vacation”, by Alan Bigelow


To end the year, a lovely new piece by Alan Bigelow – as usual, great usability and visuals, and a very clever use of whispered vocals to accompany the written text that I found encouraged much closer listening than with with normal spoken word.

From the author:

“My Summer Vacation” is about the death of a young boy at a summer resort. This digital story uses five characters, and their separate narratives, to examine the same event from different points of view. The order in which the characters appear–user prompted from an animated menu–results in different narrative geographies, and different ways of reading the same work.

This piece is created in Flash and uses images, videos, and audio files acquired online, and modified by the artist. A credits page is included in the work.