The Great Canadian Story Engine (Prototype)

Creator

Tessa Sproule, Jason Cliff, Kato Wake, Rena Dempsey, Rand Ardell, Ana Serrano

Related Programs

TELUS Interactive Art and Entertainment Program

Related Alumnus

Year

1997

Genre

Interactive Narrative

Synopsis

The Great Canadian Story Engine showcased a broader narrative of Canadian history by reading or listening to personal stories – written or verbal. One could choose to read and or submit stories via place (province), time (by decade) or topic: trials & tribulations, passions, celebration, community, mentors & heroes, regrets, dreams & wishes.

The goal was to create a broader sense of community as Canadians from different regions, economic backgrounds and cultural traditions tell their stories. Everyday lives are honoured through the powerful art of storytelling.