Erik Loyer

United States
California US
United States
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Erik Loyer uses tactile and performative interfaces to tell stories with interactive media. His work has been exhibited online and internationally at venues including MOCA Los Angeles, the Prix Ars Electronica, and IndieCade. Loyer's award-winning website The Lair of the Marrow Monkey was one of the first to be added to the permanent collection of a major art museum, at SFMOMA. As Creative Director for the experimental digital humanities journalVectors, he has designed over a dozen interactive essays in collaboration with numerous scholars, including the Webby-honored documentary Public Secrets. Loyer is the founder of interactive design studio Song New Creative, and creates story-driven interactive entertainment under the Opertoon label, including the best-selling and critically-acclaimed iOS application Strange Rain. His current projects include the interactive graphic novel Upgrade Soul and the philosophical flight sim Languish.

(Source: The ELO 2012 Media Art Show.)

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Title Developers Year initiated
Opertoon Erik Loyer 2008
Stepworks Erik Loyer 2017

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Creating Story Instruments with Stepworks 2 24.05.2021 Workshop
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