Poe's Shadows

by Virginia Tech

Drawing from two of Edgar Allan Poe’s most well-known works, “The Tell-Tale Heart” and “The Raven,” our 360 degree video installation explored what happens when literary texts are lifted from the “page to the stage” and then reimagined through the use of new technology.

Examining the concept of “shadow” through text, image, and sound, the project is inspired by Poe’s texts themselves and by nineteenth-century crankies, an art form in which an illustrated scroll is unwound in a circular fashion, revealing images that complement a spoken story or song.

This work was shown at the Moss Arts Center from October 31 – November 4, 2018.


Bronze in Integrated Graphic Design 2019

Created by:

Design Director

Meaghan A. Dee

Design Company

Virginia Tech


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The School of Performing Arts at Virginia Tech

Design Team

Tanner Upthegrove (Sound Design) and the Virginia Tech School of Performing Arts

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Entrant Companies

Virginia Tech, US


Virginia Tech, US

Individual Credits

Actor Recordings: The School of Performing Arts, Virginia Tech
Sound Design: Tanner Upthegrove, Virginia Tech
Designer: Meaghan A. Dee, Virginia Tech