Steve Tomasula, author.

Steve Tomasula is the author of the novels VAS: An Opera in Flatland, IN & OZ, and The Book of Portraiture. His short fiction and essays have been widely published in venues including McSweeney's, The Iowa Review, Western Humanities Review, Leonardo, Data Made Flesh, and Musing the Mosaic.

Stephen Farrell, creative direction and design.

Stephen Farrell is a graphic designer, essayist, and illustrator. His works include the collaborative novel VAS: An Opera in Flatland, Visible Citizens, and The Volgore Project, a collection of multimedia, music, and type design.

Matt Lavoy, animation.

Matt Lavoy is a motion graphics compositor/animator. He attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where he animated TOC in collaboration with Stephen Farrell from 2003-2005. While working at Digital Kitchen, he earned an AICP Award. In 2008, the opening titles he helped create for "The Company" were nominated for an Emmy.

Christian Jara, DVD authoring, programming, sound engineering, additional animation and narration.



Story by Steve Tomasula

Direction and design by Stephen Farrell and Steve Tomasula

DVD authoring, Lingo programming, and additional animation by Christian Jara

Sound design by Christian Jara


Images and design by Stephen Farrell

Animation by Matt Lavoy

Narration by Maria Tomasula

with Michelle Grabner, Christian Jara,

and Steve Tomasula

Music by Chris Pielak


Music by Paul Johnson

Narration by Christian Jara

Video by Zoe Bellof, excerpted from her installation

"The Influencing Machine of Miss Natalija A."

"Dr. Fuse’s Theory of Historical Progress" (2003) animation by Matt Lavoy

"Forming the Island" and "Final Journey" animations by Tim Guthrie with music by Jason Lahr

Tic-Toc Island paintings by Maria Tomasula

"Every Body Is a Time Keeper" animation by Dan Warner

with Eric Satie's "Gymnopédies, Six Gnossiennes: I: Lent"

"In A Beginning," "Time Explodes," "The End Was

Catastrophic," and "Queen in Exile" animations by

Christian Jara

"The Mosaic of Time" video by Chris Speed and Dan Harris

with narration by Joyelle McSweeney