This is an interactive conversation and visual story combined. It deals with a controversial, topical and emotive local issue, concerning the development of Crystal Palace park after many years of neglect. It occurred to me that one voice is missing from the consultation, that of the master architect and plannner Joseph Paxton, who conceived the original design for the park.
I thought it would be interesting to imagine his point of view. What would he think? I tried to make the online interactive story unfold as a conversation, which is often considered the highest form of interactivity. The work is inspired by the ‘Eliza’ therapist simulator.