The Project

Seymour Deeply is the MFA thesis project of interactivity designer, Michael Annetta.  The project is an immersive interactive storybook using stereoscopic 3D combined with Microsoft’s Kinect for gestural interfacing.  The story of Seymour is a retelling and continuation of the Jack and the Beanstalk fable, but from Seymour’s point of view.

Seymour Deeply is conceived as a transmedia project. The backstory is told in comic book form as both a webcomic (on this site) and as a limited run printed comic for the 2012 USC Interactive Media Thesis Show, Other Worlds. The story continues as a playable interactive experience, where the player takes on the role of Seymour through several levels of the narrative.

Seymour Deeply will premiere as an installation in the 2012 USC Interactive Media Thesis Show, Other Worlds, opening May 5, 2012 and running through USC’s commencement on May 11, 2012.  If you’re in the Los Angeles area, please stop by as we’ll be open every day (hours of operation for each day are listed on the show’s webpage).