"Imaginary Year" is serial fiction for the Web, documenting the year in the life of a cast of Chicago-based characters. Imaginary Year is a serial narrative, updated twice a week.
It is the result of two years of thinking about how the boundaries of traditional narrative could be expanded to better portray the role that media and information play in our experience of contemporary culture. The project attempts to accurately document the media ecology of present-day Chicago and the semi-mediated interiority of a (growing) handful of its inhabitants. The result blends traditional storytelling and fragments of data in a style that I refer to as "information prose."