5 handpicked articles from the WWW

There’s so much out there, so here’s a few articles that caught the eyes of i-Docs over the past few days:

1. First up, a list within a list – ‘Six pros and cons of interactive documentaries’ – although the ‘cons’ are not really cons, more challenges which should push you to overcome them!

“It’s not so much what building or corner we’re going to show this work, but how do we nurture a culture for this work,” said Shari Frilot, senior programmer for the Sundance Film Festival

2. Next we have some new, FREE, software to create interactive timelines. Created and built by Vérité.co, as project of the Knight News Innovation Lab, this timeline is a great way of pulling in resources and media from around the web: timeline.verite.co

3. If you haven’t been living under a rock for the last 6 months, then you’ll know that Ridley Scott’s newest film Prometheus is out very soon. This article discusses ‘Prometheus’ Ridley Scott Perfects What ‘Mass Effect 3’ Missed and includes this brilliant video from the viral campaign:

4.  MIT’s Open Documentary Lab, which brings technologists, storytellers, and scholars together to advance the new arts of documentary are exploring the changing landscape of documentary: With Cell Phones, Everyone’s a Filmmaker: How MIT’s Open Documentary Lab is Exploring the Changing Landscape

5. And last but not least, our friends at Doc Geeks have compiled this handy post about how to successfully promote your documentary online using Twitter which you can read here.