Data as a Narrative Device – ‘A Means to an End and not the End itself’

An interview with Janine Steele and Loc Dao on data-driven story-telling and emotional engagement During his stay as a Fulbright Scholar in the Digital Studios of the NFB in Vancouver, Lomax Boyd, a scientist and documentary producer at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, had the opportunity to work with Janine Steele and Loc Dao of NFB/Interactive. As Chief Digital Officer …

A Polish Journey – A web-doc about migration and its legacy

A Polish Journey, a web based documentary produced by using Klynt, is a highly poetical interactive experience exploring borders, the theme of migration and the legacy it holds for future generations. Focusing its lens on landscape, referencing the romantic poetry of Heinrich Heine and Adam Mickiewicz, documentary filmmaker and media artist Julian Konczak embarks on a journey across the frontiers …

i-Docs 2014: Choose your own documentary

We have some exciting news to share with you today! Not only do we have some fantastic keynotes already confirmed for i-Docs 2014, we can now also announce an exciting ‘Choose your own Documentary’ performance. Inspired by the Choose Your Own Adventure phenomenon of the 1980’s – Choose Your Own Documentary tells the true story of the discovery by Nathan Penlington of a diary and his …

“Interacting with Transmedia” – A Live Google Hangout hosted by NAMAC and The Daily Dot

Last Thursday the National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture (NAMAC) and The Daily Dot held a Google Hangout on the ever relevant topic of Transmedia. Moderated by Convergence Culture author Henry Jenkins, the discussion also featured the voices of Ingrid Kopp, the Director of Digital Initiatives at Tribeca Film Institute and documentary filmmaker Marc Smolowitz amongst others. The concept …

Notes from Exploiting the Feedback Loop #xosummit: Guest post from Tomas Rawlings

Guest post from Tomas Rawlings, who chaired a panel at the (very) recent Crossover Summit at Sheffield DocFest – you can read his original article here, along with tons of other great blog posts about games, networked media, technology, evolution & nature. On Wednesday I chaired a session about feedback, games and media at the Crossover Summit at Sheffield Documentary Festival (image) …