On Friday, April 12, 2013, the UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television is teaming up with USC Annenberg School of Communication and USC School of Cinematic Arts for the Transmedia, Hollywood 4 conference. Presented by the Andrew J. Kuehn Jr. foundation, the theme of the conference will be “Spreading Change”.
What would you do if there were three of you?
That’s the startling question at the heart of Beside Myself, an interactive novel about the decisions that you didn’t make, the lives that you didn’t lead.
Beside Myself presents a world where the author comes into contact with—and eventually meets—three different versions of himself: they are all Jeff Gomez, but each one is different based on choices made at a critical juncture. One is married, one is single, and one has a family. As they each gradually discover the other, their various lives begin to overlap and, ultimately, become intertwined in ways they never thought possible. The three Jeffs also discover a shadowy underground society of people trapped in similar circumstances, along with a mysterious ringleader named Luther Blissett who seems to know all the answers. This is not an isolated incident.