Strategies of interaction, questions of meaning: An audience study of the NFBs Bear 71
What do audiences actually do with interactive documentary and how do their actions contribute to the process of meaning making? This paper presents the results of a study of user responses to the web-documentary Bear 71. Arguing that interaction and interpretation are interconnected, a methodology for interactive documentary reception study is proposed. The research considers how users structure their interaction, producing a specific audio-visual sequence by deploying interactive/interpretive strategies. The activity of the user in structuring their interaction is considered, as is the role of the text/author in promoting specific patterns of engagement. Finally, the pleasures of interactive documentary are considered.
Nash, K. (2014) “Strategies of interaction, questions of meaning: An audience study of the NFBs Bear 71”. In: Studies in Documentary Film Vol 8 Issue 3, Pp. 221—234, DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/17503280.2014.958904
Categories: Journal Article
Tags: audience / engagement / interactivity / reception / webdocs