Korsakow Interactive Narrative Tool

[korsakow syndrom]This is a cross platform authoring and publishing environment for creating interactive narratives. I haven’t tried it yet, so a report is to follow. It is one of those projects created by a cultural organisation (mediamatic) which is more about making possibilities than creating solutions. (A methodology similar to my own.)

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Blogs and Documentary (all middle)

Well, that was the title I gave myself for my part of the panel I participated on last week at Ozdox in Sydney. I had a presentation with pretty pictures and text, but here I’m just pulling out the points and embellishing a bit. It is long (around 2000 words). Blogs are Documentaries This was […]

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Time and Tag Clouds

This project has developed some text parsing software that generates tag clouds of key words of US presidential speeches. What is very interesting about it is that there is a timeline so you can see changes in time. This temporal dimension is generally lacking from a lot of mashups, though I don’t know why. I […]

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Mediamatic Workshop

Mediamatic is one of those wonderful Dutch cultural institutions that is right on the money for supporting, developing and nurturing new cultural and art practices online. In a couple of weeks they are running: Mediamatic.net – Workshop Any Media Documentary @ IDFA Makers of creative documentaries need to come to terms with an explosion of […]

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Microrama is trying a simple experiment using mobile video (video shot on a mobile phone). There are nine proto-episodes that are beginnings, each goes to a new screen with four possible videos, which in turn (I think) lead onto four other possibilities. So each participant has the possibility of contributing a part of the story, […]

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Another Torrent Thing

Broadcast Machine is another system that combines torrent features with the possibility of creating your own ‘channel’, which I think is another way of saying syndicated feed. I haven’t looked into it (mainly because these systems will never be allowed to run on a university network due to their potential for abuse – aka downloading […]

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Interactive Anthropology

Jay Ruby, a professor of visual anthropology, is someone with a long interest in innovative ways of presenting ethnographic and anthropological narratives. He has spent the last several years working on the Oak Park Stories, and they’re now available on CDROM.

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Garage Cinema Research

This is a project I saw a few years ago (unless it is different project with the same name? nah) which is out of the Uni of California at Berkeley. From their blurb: Garage Cinema is doing cutting edge research in media metadata, context-aware mobile media applications, automated media capture, automatic media editing, and the […]

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Millennium Film Journal, No. 28 Interactivities

Millennium Film Journal, No. 28 Interactivities: http://mfj-online.org/journalPages/MFJ28/MFJ28TOC.HTML This issue has some early but significant and valuable essays on interactive cinema. Read them a couple of years ago and somewhere I need to return to for the research I’m doing. Essays by Andrew Cameron, Malcolm Le Grice, Grahame Weinbren, and Richard Wright.

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time based media references

University of New South Wales – Library Home – Time-Based Art Subject Guide – Journals is the brief (!) title of a page put together by the College of Fine Arts in Sydney which lists a pile of references for time based media. Has extensive list of journals including links.

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