Seth Ellis

My work is about finding new ways to tell stories—by making them site-specific, by creating them with randomizing programs, by asking other people, living and dead, for input. I’m interested in active, experiential reading. One of the most ancient forms of active reading is divination, in which the way the reader manipulates the “text” alters the reading, and potentially shapes readers, or at least makes them go about their day a little differently. Divinatory tools are games the reader plays with the universe.

“Meanwhile” is a tile game, a physical interface of text fragments that readers can manipulate to produce different potential meanings.