Alan Bigelow writes digital stories for the web. These stories are created in Flash and use images, text, audio, video, and other components. These stories are created expressly for viewing on the web, although they can be (and have been) shown as gallery installations.
Originally a fiction writer in traditional text genres, Alan Bigelow started working in Flash in 2000. He quickly recognized the potential within this application for creating stories as multimedia events, and the Web as the best place to publish them. With hard copy fiction increasingly difficult to publish, and many writers moving to vanity presses and desktop publishing, it appeared that the Web offered a free market of new genres and, within digital fiction, a relatively undiscovered area of exploration.
Alan Bigelow’s work, installations, and conversations concerning digital fiction have appeared in Turbulence.org, Rhizome.org, Media-N: Journal of the New Media Caucus, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, E-Poetry 2007, BlazeVox.org, New River Journal, FILE 2007, DreamingMethods.com, and elsewhere. Currently, in addition to teaching full-time at Medaille College in Buffalo, NY, he is a visiting online lecturer in Creative Writing and New Media at De Montfort University, UK.