In The Aisles

“In the Aisles” is an interactive non-linear experience built around and in homage to the homonymous story by Clemens Meyer (later adapted into the movie “In den Gängen”). I built this site with Twine, an open-source tool for telling non-linear stories by combining several elements.

Crucial to the experience are the extracts from the story, interrupted by numerous PDF to HTML exports of sketches on paper illustrating how I imagined the narrated environment. These exports generated natural errors “in translation” that I deliberately included as part of the experience. In addition, the site’s homepage displays a GIF of a CAD model of a forklift being spun in space, suggesting yet another link to the warehouse where the story takes place. The soundtrack you hear looped throughout the site is a piece of music I composed in response to the original story.

Screenshot of the site homepage
In the Aisles Homepage
Screenshot of one of the branches of the story
A branch/page of the non-linear story


Un-licensed under a CC0 Public Domain Dedication. I dedicate all copyright interests of this work to the public domain.