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Tangible Memories

“…to help improve the quality of life for residents in care homes by building a sense of community and shared experience through a cooperative exploration of their life history stories. Rather than put these stories on a website, the project seeks to find creative ways to attach stories to objects that are personally meaningful to…

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‘Digital shoebox’ of memories helps dementia sufferers remember

This is because it’s hard to know what images or stories will spark a memory and when. Often it’s the things people pass everyday in their lives — landscapes and landmarks — rather than specific moments. Downie’s own grandmother, 97, has been diagnosed as suffering from dementia. And for her it was not photos of…

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This Place

Portland based creative agency Instrument collaborated with a team of photographers, writers, video and sound artists to create a multimedia storytelling platform featuring a short film and a series of interactive vignettes that present a portrait of their native Oregon coast as seen through the eyes of a few who cherish it. prote.in/en/feed/2014/06/this-place / thisplacejournal.com

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The Op-Doc

The New York Times’ experimental Snow Fall story has long been a reference point in our work on Pararchive, largely to avoid producing an application or experience that was loaded with gimmicks which eclipsed the underlying narrative. However, in the year or so since Snow Fall was first revealed, it’s influence and impact on web design…

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The danger of a single story

From the BBC’s Ian Forrester… As part of my investigations into Perceptive Media, myself and other colleagues are deconstructing storytelling down to its most logical parts. Part of this is understanding the history of storytelling and other aspects of storytelling which are outside the mainstream consciousness. Storytelling through different types of frames  

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Get your story straight

“…while facts are facts—and you don’t want to mess with them too much—crafting the story of your life is not an exercise in reporting. It is about creating a narrative, and the difference between a news report and a narrative is meaning. It is your job to invent the meaning of your life and then fit that meaning…

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Narrative Clip

A photo taken every thirty seconds, tagged in space and time; twice a minute, for the rest of your life. This is Narrative Clip, a small “wearable” that promises to capture each moment of your life in an annotated, searchable and shareable timeline of your life. Essentially, a photographic memory and an automated biography. What…

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Night Walk in Marseille

Google’s Night Walk in Marseille in a beautifully rendered illustration of the possibilities of storytelling with data and the open web. Using a combination of Google’s Maps, Street View, Youtube and Search services, Night Walk takes the viewer on a narrated tour of the Marseille neighbourhood of Cours Julien, famous for its street art. Google’s own data…

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Twine, Orchestration and Interactive Fiction

Anna Anthropy’s queers in love at the end of the world is a provocative example of a brief game created using Twine, “an open-source tool for telling interactive, non-linear stories”. Anthropy’s game takes place in the last ten seconds of the world’s existence, forcing the player to make a series of decisions about how to spend the end of…

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Grounded: The Making of The Last of Us

The Pararchive team has been reflecting on the merits of linear storytelling versus interactive non-linear storytelling. Though we’re still partway through the process of understanding the needs of our various communities, the question of linear vs interactive is already beginning to shape some of our design decisions. There’s great value in stories which have a…

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