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Article Title

Bare Bones

Authors

Joellyn Rock

Abstract

Buried among the world’s heap of Cinder tales is the Russian version, in its multiple incarnations. “Bare Bones” is a retelling of this story about Vasalisa and her encounter with Baba Yaga. By reshaping its text, imagery and format, I build a bridge between traditional and digital media. The text, as broken down into nodes, is meant for an interactive story environment. “Bare Bones” is one piece of a larger digital fairy tale, which is more visually and textually complex. Duplicated, mistranslated, and subverted, fairy tales have been hijacked throughout history for various uses. “Bare Bones” owes much to Jack Zipes, who continues to enlighten and inform this work.

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