Voyage of Discovery: Capturing and Considering Multimedia Journey Narratives

From The Theme
MEMORY, ESTATE AND LEGACIES IN A DIGITAL WORLD

WHAT IF
What if we could explore interactive narrative creation from the point of view of both the storyteller and the audience?



WHAT WE SET OUT TO DO
We set out to investigate the capture, creation and consumption of narrative through multiple access points. Our intended “journey narrative system” will integrate multiple streams of information gathered while people are telling oral histories in moving vehicles. In the process, the project will explore different ways to collect and depict information, how the restructuring of narrative changes the story, and how the audience’s active engagement in the retelling of the story alters the storytelling experience.

LEARN MORE
Center for Automotive Research at Stanford

PEOPLE BEHIND THE PROJECT
Maneesh Agrawala is a Professor of Computer Science and Director of the Brown Institute for Media Innovation at Stanford University. He works on computer graphics, human computer interaction and visualization. His focus is on investigating how cognitive design principles can be used to improve the effectiveness of audio/visual media. The goals of this work are to discover the design principles and then instantiate them in both interactive and automated design tools.

Wendy Ju is Executive Director for Interaction Design Research at the Center for Design Research at Stanford University, and Associate Professor of Interaction Design in the Design MFA program at California College of the Arts. Her work in the areas of human-robot interaction and automated vehicle interfaces highlights the ways that interactive devices can communicate and engage people without interrupting or intruding.

TAGS
Communication, Computation, Digital Estate, Interaction, Multi-Media, Storytelling, Smart Environments, Smart Spaces, Technology