Mysteries & Desire: Searching the Worlds of John Rechy

Jim was a doctoral student who came to our Critical Studies program with a strong background in multimedia design and programming and with a strong interest in music. When he joined us as an interface designer on the Rechy project, he made the project at once more sophisticated and more playful—particularly in the choreographed cruising sequences in Griffith Park, which the user controls with a turntable; and in the Bodies section, where the gestural interface simulates cranking a projector, masturbating and other repetitive movements.