Each chapter of World of Awe is an interactive work mixing computer-generated landscapes (constructed in now-obsolete Bryce3D, which launched in 1994 and saw its final update in 2010), recreations of already-archaic computer interfaces, and poetic narrative text. Each could be considered an epistolary hypertext fiction; the work is structured as a series of love letters from the Traveler in a parallel universe to an absent Lover, mediated by technology. Both of these characters are left ungendered. The story is distributed, almost hidden, through icons and modified menu systems. Interactive digressions intercede. They are soundtracked by ambient loops of wind and atmospheric noise.
The projects remain accessible online: https://www.worldofawe.net/
Chapter 1 (2000): Forever
Chapter 2 (2002): Destruction and Mending
Chapter 3 (2006): Object of Desire
While 1 and 2 continue to work as intended, Object of Desire, built in Flash, has recently gone offline. In 2017 Kanarek wrote "It was a risk, but I figured that as long as advertising, video streaming sites, and Facebook use the technology, the work is safe from dying."