1st week on Convergence Design (Day 5)

Location based Storytelling
Lecture of today is conducted by Ian & Chris. Chris had provided a slideshare on his blog.

1. Interactive Documentary
a. Bear 71
Bear 71 is a 2012 interactive National Film Board of Canada (NFB) web documentary about a grizzly bear in Banff National Park, The webdoc features a map of Banff National Park that allows users to follow Bear 71’s movements by scrolling over the cameras, and look at other users by activating the computer’s webcam.Screen Shot 2013-07-15 at 3.36.10 AM

b. 24 Hours In
24 Hours In is an interactive project that explores new opportunities for participation, collaboration & potential democratisation of documentary production. It utilises user-generated documentary videos captured on devices, around the theme of 24 hours in a city or location.
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2. Social Media
a. Yellow Arrow
The website extends this location-based exchange, by allowing participants to annotate their arrows with photos and maps in the online gallery of Yellow Arrow placed throughout the world. Screen Shot 2013-07-15 at 4.04.15 AM

3. Audio & Soundscapes
a. MapStory
With MapStory, people of all kinds turn into storytellers who can create, share, and collaborate on MapStories. 

4. Location & Play
a. I Like Frank
I Like Frank took place online & on the streets using 3G phones. Players in the real city chatted with players in the virtual city as they searched for the elusive Frank. Whether playing on the streets or logging from around the world, players built relationships, swapped information and tested the possibilities of a new hybrid space.

b. Walking Cinema: Murder on Beacon
It is an application that mixed-reality storytelling experience, combining a roughly one-mile walk with audio, video, a live map and location-based adventures to guide participants through the story.
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5. Public Art & Installation
a. High Arctic
High Arctic invites visitors to explore a vast abstracted arctic landscape made with sculptures, light and sound. Using a UV torch to interact with animations, visitors will discover glaciers that will have melted and be confronted with human impact to this environment over the course of history.
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6. Maps & Communities
a. Flight Rader 24
Flight Radar 24 is a flight tracking service that provides you with real-time info about thousands of aircraft around the world.
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7. Augmented Reality
a. Map/ Territory 2009
A short visual experiment that shows physical space overlaid with digital, manipulable map information.
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Task 5: Create a location based storytelling
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What we do?
I am grouping with Chia Peng, Chui Mei & Phui Ni. We plan on creating a map under social media category. Everyone can use the mobile app to create & customise for own map. This app will help to record places we had visited into a website as database. We can also tag the places to our friends via the social media platform. It is a real time recording for a geographical place or location.
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Reflection after the presentation
We can utilise the mapping as a part of ‘storyworld’. I think it is an interactive way to present information with the aid of virtual. Furthermore, mobile usage nowadays is widely spread by location-based technology. This will help to enhance user experience.

 

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