Time Before Memory

Video Artist: Cecilia Dougherty
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An interactive drama in three acts by Cecilia Dougherty available on paleolithic.ceciliadougherty.com

This is a story about human life in pre-history. The direction the story takes is up to you. Play the story like a game. If you want more of the story, use the back and forward arrows to make more choices. The more choices you make, the fuller the story becomes. This story is speculative fiction, so chronological accuracy, archeological exactness, and anthropological certainty may not always be in effect…

Act I:
A group returns from foraging and hunting. 

Cecilia Dougherty

Cecilia Dougherty has been creating media art since the mid-1980s, having made over 30 video works in experimental narrative, documentary, and installation. She has published numerous stories and essays as well as a book, Space, Place, Authenticity, and Change (2013), about connectivity and community. Her most recent visual art is web-based interactive fiction (IF). She has written, illustrated, coded and created original soundtracks for two IF pieces, Time Before Memory, and the sequel, Shanidar, Safe Return, and is currently working on a new IF piece. She has a PhD in Media Philosophy and her video works are archived at the Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley Art Museum. She is based in New York.