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Collapsus: The Energy Risk Conspiracy

Online screening: Journey To The End Of Coal A project powered by Klynt Editing & publishing app. Journey To The End Of Coal tells you the story of a sacrifice. A sacrifice millions of Chinese coal miners are making everyday, risking their lives and spoiling their land to satisfy their own country’s appetite for economic growth. Your journey begins in Datong which is located just a couple hours away West from Beijing. You travel from there all around the region and visit its major coal mines, from the “best” state-owned complex to the worst private coal plants.

IDEO's Diego Rodriguez on innovation in the real world TNW On Thursday, at the Behance Network‘s 3rd annual 99% Conference in New York City, 380 advertising, design and related creative professionals and enthusiasts gathered for the first of 2 days of quality speakers and potential industry connections. The afternoon sessions broke out into “master classes,” one of which, titled “Innovating in the Real World: Using Design-Thinking To Create Positive Change” featured Diego Rodriguez, a partner at IDEO and a founding professor at the at Stanford. Leading IDEO’s Bay Area offices, Rodriguez works with clients on new ventures, organizational design and marketing strategies. In 2010 Rodriguez was named by Fortune as one of “The Smartest People in Tech”. “I am obsessed with this idea of awesomeness,” Rodriguez began, “But over the past couple of years, I started worrying that I didn’t have a set of principles or a way of looking at the world that was consistent.” He asked, “Why are some people doing it better than others?

Collapsus: Walkthrough with Tommy Pallotta Director Tommy Pallotta introduces Collapsus, Submarine Channel’s 2010 transmedia project 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 part of the VPRO documentary series, The Green Transition (watch in Dutch). Tommy Pallotta previously produced A Scanner Darkly and Waking Life, and he directed the Submarine Channel distributed downloadable documentary American Prince about Steven Prince. See also our interview with the creators and producers of Collapsus.

Algorithm-Powered Movie whiteonwhite:algorithmicnoir Computes at Sundance A scene from the computer-powered film whiteonwhite:algorithmicnoir. PARK CITY, Utah — It’s never the same movie twice. [bug id="sundance"]Eve Sussman’s experimental cinema project whiteonwhite:algorithmicnoir uses a computer to build a movie out of 3,000 video clips, 80 voiceovers and 150 pieces of music. Though it makes choices in largely random fashion, the computer is surprisingly adept at editing together a pretty good movie. Sometimes. whiteonwhite played three shows at the Sundance Film Festival (it has also been performed in New York and will soon travel to Berlin and Santa Fe, New Mexico).

Infographic: A Look At The Size And Shape Of The Geosocial Universe In 2011 Thanks to Jesse Thomas of interactive design agency JESS3, we now have an updated look at the structure of the geosocial universe as it exists in anno domini 2011. It wasn’t so long ago that the International Astronomical Union booted Pluto out of the solar system or that MySpace was overtaking Yahoo! and Google as the most-visited site in the U.S. Well, a few rotations around the sun later, and the overall shape of the geosocial universe has changed dramatically.

The 6 Most Innovative Interactive Web Documentaries Digital platforms are expanding the field of the traditional documentary, not only in terms of the distribution of linear stories, but especially in the production of content created specifically for the web. As seen in interactive web-based films like Highrise: Out My Window and Collapsus, different degrees of interactivity are now possible and are changing the way documentary storytelling relates to reality. As interactive media professor at the London College of Media Sandra Gaudenzi suggests, the differentiating levels of interactivity are a good way to classify these new forms of documentaries. 4 Inspiring Examples of Digital Storytelling Layla Revis is vice president of digital influence at Ogilvy PR Worldwide. Her specialties include international affairs, tourism and multicultural marketing. In 2011, Sundance Film Festival created The New Frontier Story Lab, an initiative created to foster the development of a new style of media production. As media began to depart from traditional, linear films intended for a passive audience, the launch represented an innovative new era in entertainment. The New Frontier Story Lab helped many an interactive narrative come to life.

38 New Digital Media Resources You May Have Missed Mashable has finally returned from Disney World (also known as the happiest place on earth) with the conclusion of Connect. Since returning, we've have no time to slump, turning out another great week of tools and resources for your social media pleasure. Read on for some great stories about how to use Gmail Labs to boost your productivity, 13 alternative ways to get your news online, and a ton of resource roundups for developers, designers, and small businesses alike. Looking for even more social media resources? This guide appears every weekend, and you can check out all the lists-gone-by here any time. “Little Details” an Interactive Graphic Novel by Dublin based developers Hola Mariquita ‘Little Details’ is an interactive graphic novel developed for tablet devices by Hola Mariquita. Combining Artwork, Animation, Sound Design, Music and Interactive elements “Little Details” tells the story of Bella who upon discovering an old photograph finds herself on an adventure through the story behind the mysterious photo as she searches for its owner. Hola Mariquita are Greg O’Brien, Fabrizio Valerio Covone and Aurora Pérez Machío. The three graduated in an MSc in Creative Digital Media in the Dublin Institute of Technology.

How New Platforms, Streaming Media Change the Equation for Indie Filmmakers Traditionally, there were three main types of distribution for the work of independent filmmakers: theatrical, broadcast and straight to DVD. Most filmmakers hoped for a combination of all three. But everything has changed. The digital online world has opened up new avenues of distribution including video on demand, live streaming, and mobile and tablet applications. Twitter and the collective storytelling Along with Google and Facebook, Twitter has been an icon of the new Web. To learn from its success, in this post I take a look at the relationship between Twitter and the collective storytelling. As we know, an essential character of Web 2.0 is the embodiment of collectivism on the Web. Besides the often-mentioned collective intelligence, however, there are many other types of the embodiment of collectivism. One of them is collective storytelling---a particular joint between collective intelligence and collective behavior. As its name tells, storytelling is the combination of "story" and "telling".