New Directions in Film + Textuality
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Filmmaking and holistic media expression. Contemporary and foundational
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Digital Humanitarian Response: Moving from Crowdsourcing to Microtasking

Digital Humanitarian Response: Moving from Crowdsourcing to Microtasking | New Directions in Film + Textuality | Scoop.it

A central component of digital humanitarian response is the real-time monitor-ing, tagging and geo-location of relevant reports published on mainstream and social media. This has typically been a highly manual and time-consuming process, which explains why dozens if not hundreds of digital volunteers are often needed to power digital humanitarian response efforts. To coordinate these efforts, volunteers typically work off Google Spreadsheets which, needless to say, is hardly the most efficient, scalable or enjoyable interface to work on for digital humanitarian response...."


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siobhan-o-flynn's curator insight, January 21, 2013 9:14 AM

very very interesting

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John Greyson Launches Underground Transmedia Project! Murder in Passing! 30 days! 30 Episodes! On TTC Screens & the Web!

John Greyson Launches Underground Transmedia Project! Murder in Passing! 30 days! 30 Episodes! On TTC Screens & the Web! | New Directions in Film + Textuality | Scoop.it

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siobhan-o-flynn's curator insight, January 7, 2013 6:45 AM
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A bike courier has been murdered … and everyone in the town of Passing B.C. is a suspect! Suspects include his keen green boss, his troubled train conductor fiancé, his ambitious Chemistry professor, Passing’s anti-bike mayor and a CEO with Gramsci issues. Detective Epicene (with secrets of her own) must untangle a bewildering conspiracy involving bikes, cars, opera, gender and corporate greenwashing to expose the murderer…

DAILY ON TTC PLATFORM SCREENS AND BEYOND:Starting Jan 7th, daily silent 30-sec episodes will be screened every 10 minFriday episodes will be repeated on Saturdays/SundaysMurder in Passing concludes with final episode on Mar 1stAdditional daily ‘fugue’ videos will appear online, following each episodeDaily ads placed in Metro paper, featuring additional clues (can also be found online)