At Nightfall, the Goldfish

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“At Nightfall, the Goldfish” is an interactive digital story, exploring the new possibility of computational technologies to present the nonlinear narrative. This writing applies the first person for each character telling their life experience. Each chapter is closely related to another. There are many symbols of life and death, indicating the topic of metempsychosis in this piece. Readers are provided with full freedom to decide the reading order and to interpret.

The story applies several narrative strategies, including maze narrative, circular method, and leaping strategy. The author designs the surreal plot with entangled interlinks on purpose. One more layer is set in the digital form with interaction, creating the atmosphere and revealing the underlying implication.

The interface utilizes code for interaction and a shader based on a jQuery Ripples plugin to create the water wave effect. The author tries to break the limitation of the online reading experience by creating the bridge between vision and tactile sense. The water wave also has multiple meanings as a vital sign of the intervening substance for the circle of life.

[Source: The New River]

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Screenshot of "At Nightfall, the Goldfish." White text on a rippling blue and purple backdrop.
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Amanda Hodes