Philadelphia Fullerine is a geodesic narrative montage showing people, events, and themes of ethnic life in mid-19th century Philadelphia. Each face, which presents an image from Philadelphia history, has a corresponding audio narrative. The stories and ideas of adjacent faces are related, and may be followed to explore connected narratives.
A multidisciplinary project, Philadelphia Fullerine brought together my skills in sculpture, engineering, hypertext history research, writing, performance, and recording.
Philadelphia Fullerine exists as:
- A handcrafted, rotating geodesic sphere & digital exhibit (project site)
- A folding, portable edition of the exhibit (reviewed by Nick Montfort on Grand Text Auto)
- A Video + Audio Multimedia DVD for computers (screenshot here)
- A linear narrative submitted as my senior thesis in the English Department at Elizabethtown College
Awards & news of note:
- Exhibited at the National Collegiate Honors Conference, New Orleans IL. 2004
- Exhibited at the ACM Hypertext Conference, Salzburg Austria, 2005.
- Winner of "Best of Show" award at the Elizabethtown College Student Art Show, 2005
Here is a screenshot of the DVD version