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A Clean, Well-Lighted Place is a digital interactive storybook by Andrew Hainen. The goal of the project was to create looping animations in which the viewer could assist the protagonist. The title is named after the poem of the same name by Ernest Hemingway, which is is said to have inspired Nighthawks by Edward Hopper.
This project is assisted by the wonderful service Twilio, but it comes at a small cost with each text message sent in. If you enjoyed A Clean, Well-Lighted Place please consider donating a small amount to keep it going.