Early Web and the Affordances of the Browser

  • Judy Malloy
  • Uncle Roger, Version 5.0
  • 1995/2012

This version of Judy Malloy's pioneering work of digital storytelling was published on the Web in 1995 just as the Web browser was beginning to gain popularity. A coming-of-age story taking place at the rise of the computer revolution in the US during the 1980s, it's told through the eyes of narrator Jenny as she navigates love, ambition, and her Faustian uncle, Roger. For this version Malloy emulated the images on the dividers she used in her 1979 card catalog, "The Woodpile."

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