"First there was the City, never night. Tin and reflective, walls of antiseptic metal like an immense autoclave. Pure and dust-free, so silent that even the whirling innards of its heart and mind were sheathed from notice."
-- Harlan Ellison

Send all adoration/vitriol to marc@shadowbloom.com

Projects

This page is a collection of projects completed mostly from late 1999 to mid 2000. They were designed with little regard for technical proficiency, so the over-inflated Microsoft Word HTML may not display properly. Also, given the age of these projects, many links are dead at this point. These are only minor technical points, though, and I do not think they adversely affect the projects too much (if they did, I would not have left them online). I view these pages as a personal and intriguing document of who I was a few years ago and, as such, I leave them here for your curiosity. At some point in the future, I hope to revisit each project, cleaning up the code and fixing dead links. However, that day may be quite a while away, so, until then, enjoy.

The Realm of Soft Delusions: It is what it is. An experimental and personal collection of web pages. It will hopefully see new entries in the coming months (the last page dates now to mid-2000).

The Prowler Project: Inspired by Harlan Ellison's short story, "The Prowler in the City at the Edge of the World," the Project is an experimental attempt to amplify some of the main themes and ideas within Ellison's story. Or something like that. For my original explanation of this project (which dates from February 2000), click here.

Autobiography: Another project completed for my Clockwork Universe English class, here are two autobiographies: One Dickensian, one Cybernetic. Read in order to understand.

The Examination: My final project for the above-mentioned class. Inspired by the Voight-Kampff machine in Blade Runner, it's another curio that defies simple explanation. The decision is yours.

Archive: Some times no additional explanation is needed. This is one of those times.