Department or Program

Media Arts and Sciences

Additional Department or Program (if any)

Media Arts and Sciences

Title of Approved Individual Major

Media Arts and Sciences

Primary Wellesley Thesis Advisor

David Olsen


This thesis examines how combining images, text and programming can create a variety of immersive and interactive narratives. I discuss three of my pieces, “26”, “The Bicyclist” and “The World Consciousness Database” and how the elements of images, text and code affect the narrative experience of each piece. Throughout the course of making these stories, I realize that the underlying code is just as important to the visual presentation and narrative experience of each piece as the surface text and images.