The ‘linear turn’ in i-docs – a provocation

I have just returned from delivering a workshop on i-docs at the Freiburger Film Forum, alongside Florian Thalhofer, inventor of the Korsakow system. It was great to see Florian again and our respective talks sparked a lively discussion between us on the evolution of interactive documentaries. As two of the pioneers in the field – Florian having invented Korsakow over …

BBC Fusion Summit: where documentary meets the web

A couple of months ago, Mandy Rose spoke at the BBC Fusion Summit which asked the question, ‘what is the future of factual programming?’ Mandy’s talk offers an overview of what’s happening where documentary meets networked culture, with reflections on co-creation, crowd-funding, open rights frameworks and distribution. Interested? Well here’s the whole talk below:   To find out more about the BBC …

i-Docs goes to #Mozfest

We’re at Mozfest this weekend and in the spirit of the event, will be providing live updates throughout the weekend through the i-Docs Storify, which worked so successfully during our symposium. If you’re not aware of the Mozilla Festival, in the words of Mark Surman (Mozilla’s Executive Director) it’s “about anyone and everyone interested in the possibilities the web has …

Hackathons, podcasts & choose your own adventure: an update from i-Docs

Over the past few weeks, we’ve had some good emails to the i-Docs inbox about some interesting things happening in the world of interactive documentary, so thought we’d share them with you! First up, you can download a great podcast about documentary in the digital world from the folks at ABC (Australia) Radio National: “Most of us have a stuffy …

Thanks Internet: 4 i-Docs you may have missed

Inspired by Sasha Boersma‘s earlier tweet, i’ve put together a short list of i-Docs that you may have missed and have been re-brought to my attention recently for whatever reason (reasons in more detail below), so enjoy! So first up is ‘Inside The Haiti Earthquake’, from the tweet that inspired this post.. (Sasha Boersma ‏@sashaboersma How did this project go …

Healing Histories: documenting Hurricane Katrina’s legacy

Healing Histories allows you to explore the stories of struggling New Orleans’ residents rebuilding their community post Hurricane Katrina.  Built using HTML5, the documentary is split into five broad categories which feature interviews with residents and those affected by the hurricane. As it uses HTML5, the series works across desktop & device. As well as speaking to current residents, the …

Here at Home: brand new NFB i-Doc

You cross paths with the homeless each day—but do you really see them? Through five Canadian cities, five filmmakers and some 40 short films posted online between now and summer 2013, Here At Home, the new interactive Web documentary from the National Film Board of Canada (NFB), lets you follow in real time some of the participants in the world’s …

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 …

5 blogs: the start of a wider conversation

Below are the blogs of some of the people directly involved in the organisation of this years i-Docs, they are all deeply embedded within the field of interactive documentary, come from backgrounds in theory or practice or both. This list is just the start – we would love to hear of more resources/blogs/lists/channels from the wider i-Doc community. 1. CollabDocs …