storytelling with a controversial name
Coal - a love story was produced by students at the News21 programme. “Coal: A Love Story” explores our modern culture’s complicated relationship with coal. Almost half of the nation’s electricity is generated from the burning of coal. Despite the fact that we rely on electricity for nearly everything we do, few of us are aware of how it is generated. Whether we like it or...
open source timeline creator
The Knight News Innovation Lab has just announced the release of a new, free and open-source timeline tool developed by Zach Wise, a multimedia journalist and faculty member at Northwestern University (where the Knight Lab is a joint program of the journalism and computer science programs). You can check out the tool at KnightLabTimeline.com. src: PBS medialab
Save the children panoramic exploration
Kroo bay created by Anna Kari and Guilhem Alandry. Beautiful use of panoramic photography with hotspots - the videos are touching and sometimes humorous…
Open documentary lab - MIT
More big brains and inspired people pushing the documentary envelopes at the open documentary lab.
stereoscopic art & anmated gifs - they're really...
Is it the same or worse than the “blink” tag? Dain Fagerholm’s monsters are fun for a while… Animated gifs are taking Tumblr by storm according to mashable - here’s 10 of the best that will amuse!
infographics @ visual.ly
As I write, the info graphic site visual.ly over 12,000 infographics and visualisations to peruse and find inspiration. It’s a community concept that’s also developing a tool for data visualisation and with everyone talking about visual storytelling maybe it’s going to be real handy…
mobile media toolkit
The mobile media toolkit is brought to you by mobileactive.org. The Mobile Media Toolkit helps you make sense of the growing role of mobile tech in media. The Toolkit provides how-to guides, wireless tools, and case studies on how mobile phones can (and are) being used for reporting, news broadcasting, and citizen media. We cover it all, from basic feature phones to the latest smartphone...
Bear71 interactive documentary
Bear 71 is another amazing immersive piece produced for the National Film Board of Canada. It’s an interactive web documentary by Leanne Allison and Jeremy Mendes about a grizzly bear in Banff National Park, who was collared at the age of three and was watched her whole life via trail cameras in the park.
Shadowlands - an interactive exhibition
A year ago I was working on a couple of Chernobyl stories “Annya’s story” & “Fallout” both grim reminders of the power of the nuclear threat we continue to bring on ourselves. Then the massive Earthquake & Tsunami hit the coast of Japan and we got our first warnings of the potential impending disaster from our Nuclear campaigners. I had hoped they were...
Google Art Project
Nice… Maybe you’ll never get a chance to see these works or visit these museums yourself, Google Art Project using some of that magic streetview technology get’s you inside the museum and close up and personal to some of the main attractions. Great if you’re planning a trip to museum you’ve never been - or if you’re planning on nabbing a great work of art ;)