Posts tagged interactives

In Which Television, Bob Dylan and Interactivity Collide
A new interactive music video for Bob Dylan’s Like a Rolling Stone has been making the rounds and is absolutely fantastic. WATCH here.
Slate:

The video has 16 channels—with plans for more, Mashable reports. You can toggle between them as the song progresses, and on each one, you’ll find people mouthing the words to the Dylan classic. There’s Steve Levy on SportsCenter singing along. There’s Marc Maron berating some poor podcast guest with Dylan’s lyrics. Drew Carey lip syncs on the set of The Price Is Right. And so on.
The video was created by Interlude and directed by young YouTube sensation Vania Heymann. Its premiere is timed with the release of The Complete Album Collection, Vol. 1, a massive new Dylan box set. 

FJP: Want more? Another favorite interactive video of ours is Danish denim brand Only Jeans’ shoppableinteractive film Only Because We Can. It’s incredible.
Image: (One of) The 8 Most Unusual Screenshots from Bob Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone” Music Video, Vanity Fair.

In Which Television, Bob Dylan and Interactivity Collide

A new interactive music video for Bob Dylan’s Like a Rolling Stone has been making the rounds and is absolutely fantastic. WATCH here.

Slate:

The video has 16 channels—with plans for moreMashable reports. You can toggle between them as the song progresses, and on each one, you’ll find people mouthing the words to the Dylan classic. There’s Steve Levy on SportsCenter singing along. There’s Marc Maron berating some poor podcast guest with Dylan’s lyrics. Drew Carey lip syncs on the set of The Price Is Right. And so on.

The video was created by Interlude and directed by young YouTube sensation Vania Heymann. Its premiere is timed with the release of The Complete Album Collection, Vol. 1, a massive new Dylan box set.

FJP: Want more? Another favorite interactive video of ours is Danish denim brand Only Jeans’ shoppableinteractive film Only Because We Can. It’s incredible.

Image: (One of) The 8 Most Unusual Screenshots from Bob Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone” Music Video, Vanity Fair.

Google’s Online Culture Museum
The Google Cultural Institute has gone live with 42 online exhibitions that span the 20th century.
Via the Daily Mail:

Google have teamed up with the world’s museums for a massive update to their online ‘cultural institute’ that offers users the chance to learn about some of the major figures and events of the past century.
The latest additions to the Google Cultural Institute archives, available to view from today, are intended as an online educational resource to preserve history in a place that is accessible to people when they need it.
Major world events like D-Day, the Holocaust and the fight against Apartheid are described with a mixture of photos, historical account and contemporary quotes.

Image: Screenshot, Nelson Mandela Prison Years, 1962-1990, via Google Cultural Institute.

Google’s Online Culture Museum

The Google Cultural Institute has gone live with 42 online exhibitions that span the 20th century.

Via the Daily Mail:

Google have teamed up with the world’s museums for a massive update to their online ‘cultural institute’ that offers users the chance to learn about some of the major figures and events of the past century.

The latest additions to the Google Cultural Institute archives, available to view from today, are intended as an online educational resource to preserve history in a place that is accessible to people when they need it.

Major world events like D-Day, the Holocaust and the fight against Apartheid are described with a mixture of photos, historical account and contemporary quotes.

Image: Screenshot, Nelson Mandela Prison Years, 1962-1990, via Google Cultural Institute.

The Guardian vs the BBC

The Guardian created a 3D interactive timeline of its coverage of the UK Riots. The BBC created an audio collage of voices talking about the UK Riots. Combine them, and you get something like this.

Guardian 3D Timeline | BBC Audio Collage.

Visualizing ten years of violence against journalists in Afghanistan
Via MediaShift:

Internews and Nai, an Afghan media advocacy organization, have collected hundreds of reports of threats, intimidation, and violence faced by journalists in Afghanistan. We recently announced a new site, data.nai.org.af, which features 10 years of these reports. While Nai’s data previously resided in spreadsheets, the new site allows the public to access hundreds of reports through visualizations and to download it directly. With this site we’re raising the profile of media freedom in a country often characterized as among the most dangerous in the world for journalists.

Take, for example, the case of Omaid Khpalwak, a reporter with Pajhwok Afghan News who died recently in an attack on Tarin Kot, capital of Uruzgan.
Freelance journalists are among the top five groups experiencing violence. The others are formal news organizations.
For data wranglers, Internews and Nai are releasing the data in .csv and .geoJSON formats.
You can explore the infographic and export the data here. 

Visualizing ten years of violence against journalists in Afghanistan

Via MediaShift:

Internews and Nai, an Afghan media advocacy organization, have collected hundreds of reports of threats, intimidation, and violence faced by journalists in Afghanistan. We recently announced a new site, data.nai.org.af, which features 10 years of these reports. While Nai’s data previously resided in spreadsheets, the new site allows the public to access hundreds of reports through visualizations and to download it directly. With this site we’re raising the profile of media freedom in a country often characterized as among the most dangerous in the world for journalists.

Take, for example, the case of Omaid Khpalwak, a reporter with Pajhwok Afghan News who died recently in an attack on Tarin Kot, capital of Uruzgan.

Freelance journalists are among the top five groups experiencing violence. The others are formal news organizations.

For data wranglers, Internews and Nai are releasing the data in .csv and .geoJSON formats.

You can explore the infographic and export the data here

What's in a Map

Maps don’t just help the geographically challenged. They provide context and understanding to complex events.

For example, this New York Times map of Libya updates daily to create an evolving timeline. A different implementation of the same technique can be seen by this Wall Street Journal map.

Over on CNN, producers use maps not just help visitors understand where the story is taking place, but to create an interactive storytelling platform through which viewers can watch videos and access other types of content content.

“The data-driven interactives take a lot of time and teamwork to produce, but they have the greatest value and generate good traffic and time-spent on the site,” USA Today’s senior interactive developer Juan Thomassie tells Poynter’s Mallary Jean Tenore. “I think maps are most valuable when they tell more than just where a place is. The location can be important, but the context is really most interesting.”

Mallary has a great overview of how news organizations are using maps. Definitely suggested.

The Internet, social networks and mobile phones have helped MENA protestors organize and communicate. CNN has an interactive that maps how popular these tools are in various countries. 
Crazy that Saudi Arabia has 174 cellphones for every 100 people.

The Internet, social networks and mobile phones have helped MENA protestors organize and communicate. CNN has an interactive that maps how popular these tools are in various countries. 

Crazy that Saudi Arabia has 174 cellphones for every 100 people.