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Documentary Evolution
How is being transformed the "traditional" documentary ? "interactive", "transmedia", "webdoc" ...adjectives that make the difference.
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D|N|A - An International Symposium on Nonlinear Digital Storytelling

D|N|A -  An International Symposium on Nonlinear Digital Storytelling | Documentary Evolution |

"Sixteen questions about digital nonlinear storytelling"


The DNA symposium bought together documentary makers, academics, nonlinear type people and interested parties for a very productive few days.

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A very very interesting Korsakow film with all lightning talks.

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Living, Breathing, Transmedia: Navigating the Non-linear

Living, Breathing, Transmedia: Navigating the Non-linear | Documentary Evolution |
The Center for Social Media showcases and analyzes media for public knowledge and action—media made by, for, and with publics to address the problems that they share.


Josh Freund reminds us one of the most interesting area for those who make documentaries: the archives. Working with archives takes time and specific skills such as for instance the ability to select scenes from footage (frequently shot at the time for reasons totally different from current needs) in order to reinsert them in a new context in a relevant and original way.


The non-linear navigation is a tool that allows you to explore materials that would otherwise be buried in a hard disk.

A tool which better than any other responds to the needs of deepening topics mainly for educational purposes, though not exclusively.


This topic would deserve further study.

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Pop Up Archive Breathes New (Media) Life into Dusty Archives | PBS

Pop Up Archive Breathes New (Media) Life into Dusty Archives | PBS | Documentary Evolution |

Pop Up Archive is an interesting project for archiving digital content in collaboration with SoundCloud and the Internet Archive.


The project created using web services (Omeka, an open source web publishing platform integrated with Wordpress) makes "archival audiovisual content searchable, shareable and reusable, without requiring technical expertise or substantial resources from producers"


Their goal is "for Pop Up Archive participants to realize the added efficiency of sharing content using web services, and feel empowered to catalog their content at the time of its creation -- without even realizing that they have made an active decision to archive. Content creators know the most about the material that they create, and it's ideal to organize and preserve that material in a manner that incorporates easily into existing workflows, at the time of creation, rather than at some point down the road."



We're paying close attention as audio and video material finds new life on the web and the boundaries between media formats increasingly blur. Frameworks like Zeega and libraries like Mozilla's Popcorn.js are stretching our definitions of interactive documentary and narrative, and producers and stations are incorporating web resources of all formats in beautiful work


Why not create better partnerships between innovators in content creation and innovators in content preservation and access? For these projects, Pop Up Archive will provide a gateway to invaluable archival material.


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And by the way ...Adam Curtis's blog is here:


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