daddylabyrinth

Welcome to the Labyrinth

daddylabyrinth: a digital lyric memoir (2014-present) is an ongoing, interactive web-based project that explores my life with my father (who died in 1975 when I was ten) and my life as a father.  You can visit the site at www.daddylabyrinth.com and not only explore it, but read about its genesis as well. 

Exhibition History

This project had a good run on the international new media exhibition circuit that allowed me to travel with it all over the world and talk about it at a number of conferences, for which I'm most grateful. Its stops were: 

  • Mix Digital 3 Conference exhibition, Bath Spa University (Bath, UK: July 2015).
  • Association for Computing Machinery Computer-Human Interaction “Crossings” conference (Seoul, South Korea: April 2015). Included in inaugural ART.CHI workshop catalog (p. 17-18).
  • ArtScience Museum of Singapore, as part of the 7th International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling (Singapore: November 2014). World premiere.
  • Electronic Literature Organization conference (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee: June 2014). Exhibited as work-in-progress. 

Writings about the project

The Essay Review, a journal of the creative nonfiction craft at the University of Iowa's renowned creative writing program, ask me to write about daddylabyrinth and its relation to the nonfiction tradition. The result is "On the Interactive Digital Lyric" (fall 2016).

It will be featured in the Fall 2017 issue of Hyperrhiz: New Media Cultures, which (if you don't know it yet) is a pretty amazing journal.  

The project is also written about in the critical essay "How is Empathy Evoked in Interactive Life Stories?", by Evelyn Chew and Alex Mitchell (writing in the scholarly journal Concentric).