In the last two weeks I’ve seen three documentaries dealing with communication and networks. Firstly, a broad and ambitious film from Ericsson, taking on the ‘networked society’ including interviews with David Weinberger, Catarina Fake and Eric Wahlforss. Each of the interviewees discusses the emerging opportunities being enabled by technology as we enter the Networked Society.… Continue reading Three films on communication and networks
[one_half] My favourite movie of all time. A film with one compelling relationship at its center might not survive the bombardments of the action formula its script demands, and that’s another reason “Midnight Run” is so special. There are at least half a dozen relationships throughout the film surrounding Grodin and De Niro that ring… Continue reading Midnight Run
Sumedecina and Graphical data fiction.
Denisa Kera & Jimmy Loizeau: 18:46 in The Futurity Long Conversation.
Timo Arnall & Even Westvang.
At the Iceland inside and out workshop Even Westvang and Timo Arnall collaborated on a project looking at ways of contextualising photographs by time and geography. We chose to shift the balance of representation away from location, towards image and time. This is a summary of our ideas and process, with an initial working prototype.
My piece for ‘Afar’ in Copenhagen documents the time from 27 February to 19 May 2004. It presents a linear sequence of images alongside personal maps.
I have been treating digital photography as a narrative medium taking sequences of photographs to suggest movement, place, stories, journeys and discovery. In the near future I hope to to link images back to places using a GPS receiver, to produce some semi-automated travelogues. There is a lot of research to be done around contextualised imagery, and about mapping in relation to photography.
Typographer.org / David Earls has covered the basics of design for television in a clear and accessible way. I have been meaning to write up some guidelines specific to (interactive) television, here is a start.
My books on narrative, and the intersections between story, simulation and interaction.
Notes from a lecture given at Channel 4 in London, covering ideologies, examples, processes and practicalities in interactive narrative.