Shifting Communities Roundtable Series at the Andrew Freedman Home
Sunday, May 27 from 3:30-6:30pm
Angie Waller with Jason Zevin and Miranda Nell
Photo documentation by Annie Shaw.
On Feb. 18, I attended the Moma event “A Field Guide to Interactive Documentary.” Here are some of the projects and resources that were covered.
“Jeremy Mendes and Leanne Allison’s poignant interactive documentary about a bear in the Canadian Rockies illuminates the way humans engage with wildlife in the age of networks, satellites, and digital surveillance.” Funded in part by NFB Canada.
NFB Canada has a lot of other interesting projects that were mentioned. (http://www.nfb.ca/interactive/) In particular, One Millionth Tower, Highrise, and Welcome to Pine Point.
Interrupt Violence (launching soon)
Companion website for documentary “The Interruptors.”
Star Wars Uncut
crowd-sourced remake of Star Wars
Take This Lollipop
Creates a creepy serial killer drama out of your facebook info.
The Wilderness Downtown
Interactive film by Chris Milk featuring Arcade Fire’s “We Used to Wait.”
Superimposes google maps of your hometown within the narrative. Built in html5
Tool for creating interactive stories, allows for mashups between youtube, vimeo, flickr, and maps.
“The Korsakow System (pronounced ‘KOR-SA-KOV’) is an easy-to-use computer program for the creation of database films.”
“Cowbird is a small community of storytellers, focused on a deeper, longer-lasting, more personal kind of storytelling than you’re likely to find anywhere else on the Web.”
(still in beta – example project 18 Days in Egypt (http://18daysinegypt.com/)
(still in alpha, not released)
“Zeega is an open-source HTML5 platform for creating interactive documentaries and inventing new forms of storytelling.
Zeega makes it easy to collaboratively produce, curate and publish participatory multimedia projects online, on mobile devices and in physical spaces.”
What do the most industrious people on earth read for fun?
by Leslie T. Chang
The master sign or “five items of the lodge” consists in this: one joins his right leg to the other’s right leg, in such a way that the legs are parallel, although inverted, and come closely together, and the left cheeks are close together. The left hands are placed, still closed, on the back of the other, but the right hand is given in such a way that one closes with the thumb and the baby finger the index finger and the middle finger of the other’s hand. When performing this grasp, one whispers silently Macbenah or simply M in the ear of the other.
(from “Rite Hand In” – Hapers – January 2012)