Hollow

Hollow

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Why is “Hollow” an interactive doc?

Because interactive documentaries are still new to the world of non-fiction expression there are many questions surrounding their form and meaning. These questions have come up in interviews about the project with several reporters and the community. I express to people that linear films are meant for passive consumption whereas interactive film encourages active participation and allow the user to determine the narrative. Additionally, we believe the design of “Hollow" as a participatory project should reflect its final design, as an interactive and immersive HTML5 website.

To further express this, I wanted to share this quote from “Alternative and Activist New Media.”

“Mass media systems may have enormous persuasive power, but people’s principal mode of engagement with mass media is basically receptive. Exposure to or reception of a message may or may not provoke action on the part of the receiver…in contrast, new media systems do not just deliver content; people must actively use them to do something, i.e., search, share, recommend, link, argue, and so on. Use is an action by definition, which may encourage new media users toward more involved social and cultural participation online and off. We might argue that it is a much shorter step from use/interaction to participation than from exposure/reception to participation.”

The goal of “Hollow” is to engage the McDowell County community in the creation of new images of “self” and “environment.” With this new identity we hope that the community will begin to work together toward common goals of improvement.

I added a page to my website that gives a little more information about Hollow. I am traveling to McDowell County on Dec. 27-28 to spend time filming with McDowell County residents Alan Johnston, Tom Acosta, Jean Battlo and Joshua Clevenger. The footage I shoot for this trip will be used for grant proposals and in fundraising efforts. Shortly after my trip I will be launching a simple website that will hold the place of the more complex HTML-5 interactive site that will be built by a designer in the Fall of 2012. Next Summer I will be living in McDowell County (May-September) to gather the many stories of residents and hold participatory community filmmaking workshops. Check out the temporary page here. And stay tuned to tumblr for updates!

I added a page to my website that gives a little more information about Hollow. I am traveling to McDowell County on Dec. 27-28 to spend time filming with McDowell County residents Alan Johnston, Tom Acosta, Jean Battlo and Joshua Clevenger. The footage I shoot for this trip will be used for grant proposals and in fundraising efforts. Shortly after my trip I will be launching a simple website that will hold the place of the more complex HTML-5 interactive site that will be built by a designer in the Fall of 2012. Next Summer I will be living in McDowell County (May-September) to gather the many stories of residents and hold participatory community filmmaking workshops. Check out the temporary page here. And stay tuned to tumblr for updates!

I had a great meeting today with Russell Goldenberg. Russ is a super talented designer and programmer in Boston who has been advising me on the HTML5 portion of the interactive site. Today we talked more about how we plan to visualize the rich data and about how people will experience the documentary portraits. We discussed using a variety of open source javascript available too. I don’t want to spill too many beans this early in the design phase but I am pretty excited about what Russ and I have been able to come up with so far! More to come.

I had a great meeting today with Russell Goldenberg. Russ is a super talented designer and programmer in Boston who has been advising me on the HTML5 portion of the interactive site. Today we talked more about how we plan to visualize the rich data and about how people will experience the documentary portraits. We discussed using a variety of open source javascript available too. I don’t want to spill too many beans this early in the design phase but I am pretty excited about what Russ and I have been able to come up with so far! More to come.

HTML 5 web apps replacing downloadable apps