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Show & Tell: 5 cool things people showed us at i-Docs

The i-Docs symposium seems like so long ago already, so partly for nostalgia and partly because I forgot to do it at the time, here’s a few of the cool projects people showed us during their presentations. 1. Wolfram|Alpha is like Google but with far more depth: [quote]Wolfram|Alpha introduces a fundamentally new way to get knowledge and answers— not by searching …

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The “Boules” of Naousa, a Living Tradition: a presentation from Fotis Begklis

Fotis Begklis is an Academic Developer specialising in Technology Enhanced Learning at Goldsmiths, University of London. He is involved in a variety of staff development activities for teaching and learning with technologies in Higher Education. Below are his slides from i-Docs 2012 where he presented his project which will become an interactive documentary which will be ready before the beginning …

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A Tale of Two Johns: affecting change through interactivity

Having recently presented A Tale of Two Johns at i-docs in Bristol we thought we would give a little overview of the project for those who weren’t able to see our presentation. Enjoy and feel free to follow the progress of the project on Twitter by following us @LondonQuest. The Concept A Tale of Two Johns is an interactive drama …

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Martha Ladly – Mobile Communities at Work and Play

Below are Martha Ladly‘s slides and text from her presentation at i-Docs 2012. Open publication – Free publishing – More documentary Open publication – Free publishing – More documentary Martha Ladly is a Professor at the OCAD University in Toronto, Canada, and a senior researcher at the OCADU Mobile Experience Lab. She specializes in technology and design research, has been …

i-Docs 2012 : Slides

We are currently in the process of gathering the slides and presentations from this years i-Docs. Below are a couple we’ve already received from Charlotte Crofts and Jackie Calderwood. Geo spatial documentary presentation at i-docs 2012 View more documents from Charlotte Crofts   Living Voices: bringing the landscape to life View more PowerPoint from jackiecalderwood

Feedback on participation and authorship panel

Many thanks to everyone who contributed to this session – it certainly led to some lively discussion and helped to frame key debates for the rest of the symposium. The role of the author is key here – from Max Whitby’s work which is all about storytelling, to Siobhan O’Flynn and Faisal Anwar’s work around visualising experience and bringing forth …

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3WDOC on i-Docs 2012

A guest post from our friends at 3WDOC: Recently returned from Bristol, where we have participated to the i-doc Symposium 2012, we would like to take this opportunity to thank Sandra Gaudenzi, Judith Aston, Maria Yáñez and Eva Dominguez for organizing this event dedicated to interactive documentary, and for inviting us! Here is a summary of what 3WDOC noted during …

Max Whitby on i-Docs 2012

Max has sent me this post on the participation and authorship panel from the touchpress website: http://www.touchpress.com. As a pioneer of content-led approaches to videodisc and CD-ROM, he really does know about the deep bedrock that lies beneath our feet. Over to Max: Just back from the most excellent i-docs conference in Bristol. I spoke at one of the early …

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Feedback Session with Jigar Mehta: What next for #18daysinegypt?

These notes are taken from a feedback session at i-Docs 2012, chaired by Arnau Gifreu with keynote Jigar Mehta. All the questions either came from the audience or Arnau, for more information about the  #18daysinegypt project, visit: 18daysinegypt.com Three basic aspects for the continuation of #18daysinegypt: How we increase participation? When does a project end? How do we build a …

Editors and HTML5: Klynt, 3WDOC and Popcorn Maker

The i-docs 2012 hosted a very interesting debate about multimedia content editors. At the symposium were representatives from content editors Popcorn Maker, Klynt, and 3WDOC. The debate was very illustrative. In this article for my column The Fourth Bit in La Vanguardia, I highlight some aspects based on what it was presented and discussed there. Why talk about the HTML5 standard, about Flash, about programming …

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i-Docs 2012: Extracts from Friday 23 March

So, after a couple of technical difficulties, here is the storify for i-Docs on the 23rd of March! Going to be adding to it throughout the day, refresh and watch it grow.   [View the story “I-docs 2012: Friday 23rd March” on Storify]

Authoring tools confronted

Over the last year we have been witnessing the raise of new authoring tools that allows us to build an interactive documentary with no need of coding skills. Three of them are Klynt, 3WDOC and Popcorn Maker. On the second day of i-Docs Symposium we will have the opportunity to meet their creators, who will show us some projects made …

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Algorithms ≠ Automation: guest post from Jesse Shapins

I write this from an eerily warm Cambridge, saddened by the fact that I cannot travel to Bristol for i-Docs. The group coming together is incredible, and while not physically present, I look forward to following the conversation virtually. As a provocation, Mandy invited me to write a blog post on Zeega — an open-source, HTML5 platform for creating interactive …

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Participation and Authorship: First panel of the symposium

This panel will follow on from our opening keynote from Jigar Mehta on Thursday 22nd and will lead into our lab on Questioning Participation in the afternoon. It has been designed to stimulate debate around a core issue that kept coming up at i-Docs 2011, which relates to questions around participation and authorship. Here are some of the questions that …

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Project Presentation – Moneyocracy, the doc, the idoc and the issue

My interest in interactive documentaries (i-docs) and transmedia storytelling has immensely grew since the past two years. Part of this interest came from the new opportunities offered to me – as photojournalist – to tell stories in a different way. I needed to put more context into the stories and issues I was covering. I needed to explain things in an engaging …