Shadows Never Sleep, published 2008 on the iTunes app store, was one of the first to take advantage of the iPhone/iPod's touch-sensitive surface. The zooming gesture is used to advnace through the story, whose structure was inspired by the fractal Sierpiński Carpet--one verse becomes nine, each of the nine verses become nine more. In the visual design I used scale and contrast to explore the curious metaphysical status of shadows: part of our physical landscape, yet without weight, or permanence.
This project was part of her Master’s thesis at Brown University’s Literary Arts program. It was part of a suite of stories I created to investigate the role of medium and genre in narrative: an oral folktale, a printed children's story, and a photo-poem (I'll get this up online soon!).
Credits: Nick Dalton programmed the iPhone app, Roxanne Carter posed for silhouettes.