Bear Creek is interactive fiction, a coming-of-age story from a child’s point-of-view. Looking back, it was that summer, or maybe just that one day that changed everything. Play online or with an IF player, includes period-accurate musical accompaniment….
For more than thirty years, I have combined technology, art, and living. I discovered computers through a middle school friend in 1978 and recognized it instantly as a kind of modern-day alchemy that transformed mere thoughts into something visible, audible, and tangible. It was a magical realm of pure thought, bounded only by the ever-expanding limits of technology.
I am drawn to the place where old things (antiquated, obsolete, and forgotten) meet new things (miniaturized, surface mounted, and disposable). That intersection holds a special kind of magic in which anything can happen. It is a naturally humbling, comic, and mysterious place.