Loss, Undersea is an interactive narrative/multimedia semantics project by Fox Harrell in which a character moving through a standard workday encounters a world submerging into the depths — a double-scope story of banal life blended with a fantastic Atlantean metaphor. As a user selects emotion-driven actions for the character to perform, the character transforms — sea creature extensions protrude and calcify around him — and poetic text narrating his loss of humanity and the human world undersea ensues.

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“Loss, Undesea,” Electronic Literature Collection, Vol. 3. Stephanie Boluk, Leonardo Flores, Jacob Garbe, and Anastasia Salter, eds., Electronic Literature Organization. http://collection.eliterature.org/3

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Loss, Undersea