TOC: A New-Media Novel

Description (in English): 

TOC is a multimedia epic about time: the invention of the second, the beating of a heart, the story of humans connecting through time to each other and to the world. An evocative fairy tale with a steampunk heart, TOC is a breath-taking visual novel, an assemblage of text, film, music, photography, the spoken word, animation, and painting. It is the story of a man who digs a hole so deep he can hear the past, a woman who climbs a ladder so high she can see the future, as well as others trapped in the clockless, timeless time of a surgery waiting room: God's time. Theirs is an imagined history of people who are fixed in the past, those who have no word for the future, and those who live out their days oblivious to both.

(Source: Author's description on TOC website)

Technical notes: 

TOC requires a Minimum System consisting of: iPad, or Macintosh: OSX 10.4 or later, Universal (PowerPC G4 or Intel processors). 500 MB of memory, A hard drive with 4 GB of free space, Quicktime 7 or later, DVD drive or PC: Intel Pentium IV 600MHz or higher, Microsoft® Windows® XP Service Pack 2 or later or Microsoft Windows Vista, 512 MB of memory, A hard drive with 4 GB of free space, Quicktime 7 or later, DVD drive

Contributors note: 

Stephen Farrell, creative direction and design.Matt Lavoy, animation. Christian Jara, DVD authoring, programming, sound . See website for complete credits.

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TOC by Steve Tomasula
TOC Cover
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