For Want of Water - Topics - Las Vegas Sun — Interactive by Zach Wise Las Vegas was first settled for its springs, springs that made it an oasis in the desert. Although those springs have decades since run dry, water is still the most import resource to Las Vegas and the dry Southwest. And by all indications the region is only going to get dryer. Scientists predict devastating effects from global warming, conservationists are calling for a halt to growth in Southern Nevada as a way to preserve supplies and water managers are looking to ever more creative ways to reduce reliance on the overburdened Colorado River. A Colorado River reservoir at Lake Mead is the source of 90 percent of the valley's water supply.
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. According to Gaudenzi, there are three different levels of interactivity that determine the type of documentary. An example of a semi-closed project is Welcome to Pine Point (2010) by Canadian media group The Goggles.
Hole-In-Space, 1980 HOLE-IN-SPACE was a Public Communication Sculpture. On a November evening in 1980 the unsuspecting public walking past the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City, and "The Broadway" department store located in the open air Shopping Center in Century City (LA), had a surprising counter with each other. Suddenly head-to-toe, life-sized, television images of the people on the opposite coast appeared. They could now see, hear, and speak with each other as if encountering each other on the same sidewalk. No signs, sponsor logos, or credits were posted -- no explanation at all was offered.
Molotov Alva and His Search for the Creator - Douglas Gayeton Molotov's Alva and His Search for the Creator: A Second Life Odyssey is a compilation of ten video diaries made by Molotov Alva, who disappeared off the face of the earth in January of this year, only to re-appear subsequently in Second Life. The diaries form the basis of the documentary directed by Douglas Gayeton. Molotov's Alva and His Search for the Creator: A Second Life Odyssey is the first MiniMovie in a series produced specifically for online video channels, iPods and mobile phones. Director Douglas Gayeton wrote and directed, together with William Gibson, 'Johnny Mnemonic', the first interactive cd-rom based movie, for Sony Imagesoft. His digital animated series 'Delta State', was named best animated TV series of the year at the 2004 Annecy Film Festival.
“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. The team got together during the Masters to create an Interactive Graphic Novel developed for iPad. Reading through the novel, the comic style reading is complemented by the audio and interactive elements that Hola Mariquita have integrated and it certainly augments the experience adding context, or setting mood for individual scenes.
Kodu Kodu is a new visual programming language made specifically for creating games. It is designed to be accessible for children and enjoyable for anyone. The programming environment runs on the Xbox, allowing rapid design iteration using only a game controller for input. Programming as a Creative Medium 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.
Location Based Interface on the Behance Network - Multiple widget desktops designed around a location or activity ie Kitchen, Office, Car- Automatically switches between desktops with GPS and wi-fi mapping- Simplified Collections menu allows browsing via function rather than application The behind the the Documents Explore app, is that the documents are laid out on a table (this could be a 'work table' or a 'home accounts table') and you simply zoom in on a page (or single finger double tap) and the page will align, with the editing tools fading in for that specific app. Notes: All rights for the icons used in this interface belong to their respectful owners. Please contact me if you have designed any of the icons so I can credit you appropriately. This project has no association with Microsoft.
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. LiveScribe: World's Smartest Pens Get Social There's no easy way to share handwritten notes in a digital format, but LiveScribe wants to change that with a new shareable web medium called "pencasts." LiveScribe makes pens that record audio in sync with a writer's notes and allow him to play it back at a specific moment by tapping the desired place in his notebook. The company announced free software on Monday, LiveScribe Connect, that makes the resulting pair of recordings — handwriting and audio — compatible with Adobe Reader 10. Using the new software, users can share their pencasts through mobile devices, Facebook, Evernote and Twitter (Google Docs and email options cost extra). Pencasts look like this: Previously, these digitized, handwritten notes could be uploaded from docked LiveScribe pens in a nonstandard file format.