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Field Guide to the Interactive Documentary


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Field Guide to the Interactive Documentary

  1. 1. A Field Guide To TheInteractive Documentary Or...
  2. 2. ... fun things to do with thepeople formerly known as the audience
  3. 3. From this...
  4. 4. To This... GamerProducer Activist Hacker Blogger Inventor
  5. 5. The age of the interface
  6. 6. Every time a new consumer joins thismedia landscape a new producer joinsas well, because the same equipment -phones, computers - let you consumeand produce. Its as if, when youbought a book, they threw in theprinting press for free...- Clay Shirky, How Social Media CanMake History
  7. 7. Anxiety sets in
  8. 8. But donʼt worry, thisanxiety has a precedent
  9. 9. In 1455, Gutenberg invented the printing press -but not the book as we know it. Books printedbefore 1501 are called incunabula; the word isderived from the Latin for swaddling cloths andis used to indicate that these books are the workof a technology still in its infancy.- Janet M. Murray, Hamlet on the Holodeck
  10. 10. The house lights went down; fiery letters stood out solid and as though self-supported in the darkness. THREE WEEKS IN A HELICOPTER. AN ALL-SUPER-SINGING, SYNTHETIC-TALKING, COLOURED, STEREOSCOPIC FEELY. WITH SYCNCHRONIZED SCENT-ORGAN ACCOMPANIMENT. - Aldous Huxley, Brave New World
  11. 11. Sound film, it was argued, produced a destructive competition between eye and ear. - Laura Marcus, Literature and Cinema
  12. 12. Why all this anxiety around interactive documentaries?• You canʼt win like in a game (except when it is a game)• You canʼt work out what to do (except when you can)• Thereʼs often no narrative closure (except when there is)• The audience love to get involved (except when they donʼt)
  13. 13. Let the field guide begin...
  14. 14. 2008
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  18. 18. NFB Interactive
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  22. 22. 2012
  23. 23. We make the work
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  26. 26. HTML5A montage moment for video?
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  28. 28. Delight
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  31. 31. MORE MORE MORE Welcome to Pine Point The Johnny Cash Project The Wilderness Downtown Take This Lollipop Hunter Shoots a Bear Condition One Question BridgeThe Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
  32. 32. Still anxious?
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  34. 34. Ingrid Kopp