18 Cadence

Entrant 2014

Aaron A. Reed


18 Cadence is an iPad storymaking game that lets participants explore the history of a fictional house from 1900 to the year 2000, dragging and combining fragments of story text to create their own narrative out of the raw material of a century of living. Like magnetic fridge poetry for narrative, fingers push around sentences and shape individual events into meaningful progressions. Readers can share the stories they make with other people, or browse an archive of those made by past readers. 18 Cadence invites readers to play with the atoms of a story, and consider the malleability of a history.