Ice-Bound: A Novel of Reconfiguration

Entrant 2015

Down to the Wire


"Ice-Bound" combines cutting-edge combinatorial narrative with a nested, recursive story inspired by writers like Nabokov and Borges, and books like "House of Leaves." Through augmented reality, the player uses a printed book filled with story fragments and distorted images to shape a novel of polar explorers, collaborating with a long-dead writer's digital ghost.