A Fork in the Road
A city based storytelling system that uses the road and path network to create branching narratives
Art making the digital city more liveable
A Fork in the Road is a narrative adventure platform where the story advances depending on the route you take in the real world. It uses the road and path network of urban spaces as options in multiple choice, branching narratives. It is a located story writing platform that people and communities everywhere can use to co-author adventures that take place in the environment around them. We believe that by enabling people to tell stories that use fiction and fact we can change people’s relationship with public space in ways that surprise and delight.
We have run the project in Indianapolis, Moscow and at the Design Museum in London. In each case we have worked with local communities to find interesting places and stories to highlight.