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Transmedia Futures: Situated Documentary via Augmented Reality

August3

Gary Hayes states a good case for Augmented reality being the natural place for historical reconstruction. The tech is getting better and coupled with GPS or location based services it makes perfect sense to use available hardware as windows into the past. I have been fortunate enough to work with some very talented Australian and Dutch documentary film makers through Crossover Labs on something similar looking at more recent history and the fit is exceptional.

 

Can I have $500 to learn some history mum?

Lance Weiler – Collapsus

July20

Collapsus is a brand-new transmedia project from SubmarineChannel that combines interactivity, animation, fiction, and documentary. Collapsus looks into the near future and shows you how the imminent energy crisis affects a group of ten young people, who appear to be caught up in an energy conspiracy. Collapsus is the transmedia project associated with the documentary, Energy Risk. 
Collapsus is directed by Tommy Pallotta, producer of Scanner Darkly and Waking Life, and director of American Prince.

Collapsus Trailer from SubmarineChannel on Vimeo.

Immigration Nation

July17

An interactive look into the origins and personal stories of Australia. Telling stories from all nations who ended up in the country as well as the indigenous peoples. There are linear tales as well as a great interactive documentary.

FlashMob Gone Wrong… Tom Scott

July14

Technologist and humorist Tom Scott gives an insight into the power of words and actions and what can happen when you add unregulated social connections at Ignite. Ignite is an event of 1 speaker with any topic, 5 minutes, 20 slides and the slides rotating every 15 seconds automatically around the world.

The mantra is ‘enlighten us – but make it quick’

The Past, Present and Future of Augmented Reality

July10

Those wonderful people at The Next Web have fired up the Delorian to travel through time and give you a guide to Augmented Reality. Augmented Reality – for those who don’t know – is some fantastic technology in search of a decent purpose, but don’t listen to me – listen to the wise words of The Next Web. Thanks to Christian Fonnesbech for the HU.

Technology of the futuuuuuuuuuuurrrrreeeeee!

The Museum of Broken Relationships

July9

European Museum Awards 2011 Winner of Kenneth Hudson Award  for the most innovative museum in Europe.

We need artifacts of your past relationships, from the mundane to the bizarre…To donate an object click here

NYTimes

“A poignant trail of broken hearts, all on display..” 14.02.2010.

"If it were easy, it would have no appeal at all."

HonkyTonk Films – The Big Issue

July9

In this online documentary and global investigation into the obesity epidemic, the leaders of participatory and social media driven film – HonkyTonk – invite the audience to become journalist, and make their own opinions of the issue, as well as deciding the actions that should be taken to combat the problem.

The Big Issue - Global epidemic

Dan Hon – Dare to Play

July9

Dan Hon of SixToStart gives a fantastic personal insight into 10 years in transmedia and ARG at TEDxTransmedia. A nice primer back to The Beast for those new to the field, with a nice section on play vs games which really deserves more.

Dear Photograph…

July7

Take a photograph from the past in the present. A lovely repository of memories, and a wonderful concept brought to my attention by the wonderful Anna Rogers. The content is quite moving. Sad, funny and often melancholic in equal measures, the power of photographs are unlike any other media, capturing not just a moment in time and place but in heart too. A great man said it best,

“Teddy told me that in Greek, nostalgia literally means ‘the pain of an old wound.’ It’s a twinge in your heart, far more powerful than memory alone.”
“This device isn’t a spaceship, it’s a time machine. It goes backwards, and forwards… it takes us to a place where we ache to go again. It’s not called the wheel, it’s called the carousel. It let’s us travel the way a child travels – around and around, and back home again, to a place where we know are loved.”

Don Draper. MadMen. Season 1: Episode 13 – The Wheel

Memories reflected from physical to emotional.

The Disposable Memory Project

July6

A really wonderful concept. Disposable cameras left around the world, picked up and used by people, and passed on as they take an amazing journey across the globe to before returning home to be archived as part of the project.

Why not join in and create and release your own camera into the wild. Set beauty free and share your memories with the world.

The Disposable Memory Project

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