Bear Stearns Bravo is an interactive video piece. Viewers are encouraged to explore and experience a retelling of the 2008 global financial crisis by choosing how a pair of financial regulators will investigate alleged coverups at the investment bank Bear Stearns. Additional elements, like a navigable corporate phone tree and supporting internet service provider, allow for multi-media immersion in the piece.

The culmination of Horse_ebooks and Pronunciation Book, Bear Stearns Bravo inspects the notion of corporate personhood through the visual tradition of 1990s CD-ROM video. The piece is composed of hundreds of individual video clips totaling dozens of hours of footage, allowing for a radically different experience depending on the choices of the viewer, as well as environmental factors, social factors, and chance.

The full project is here: Bear Stearns Bravo

Select Press:
"Conceptual Art Video Game Lets You Arrest Bear Stearns Employees" & "Do To: October 2 - 9, 2013" - New York Magazine
"Bear Stearns Bravo, The FMV Adventure Game Launched From Internet Memes" - Polygon
Marketplace interview with co-artist Thomas Bender - National Public Radio
"Bear Stearns Bravo: We Try To Explain What Just Happened" - Entertainment Weekly