Alan Bigelow - Deep Philosophical Questions

Alan Bigelow

Deep Philosophical Questions

Deep Philosophical Questions

Abstract:
“Deep Philosophical Questions” (2008) is a digital story which is created in Flash and uses text, images, audio, and video. In this piece, comic strips and philosophy are combined to answer six important questions that slip between the cracks of serious philosophy, into a place where logic and pedantry have no play. The work uses copyright-free comic strips from the Golden Age of Comics (American comic books created in the 1930s and 1940s). The strips have been re-colored and digitally edited to enhance their clarity and to accommodate new dialog boxes and Flash animations. A credits page is included on the site. The work takes approximately five minutes to view.

Biography:
Alan Bigelow writes digital stories for the web. These stories are created in Flash and use images, text, audio, video, and other components. These stories are created for viewing on the web, although they can be (and have been) shown as gallery installations. Alan Bigelow’s work, installations, and conversations concerning digital fiction have appeared in Turbulence.org, Rhizome.org, Los Angeles Center for Digital Arts, FreeWaves.org, FILE 2007/2008, Media-N: Journal of the New Media Caucus, E-Poetry 2007, Art Tech Media (CORDOBA 0.8), JavaMuseum.org, Electrofringe 2008, New River Journal, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, chico.art.net, and elsewhere. Recently, in addition to teaching full-time at Medaille College, he was a visiting online lecturer in Creative Writing and New Media at De Montfort University, UK. You can see Alan Bigelow’s work at http://www.webyarns.com.