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Future of Storytelling | Do Not Track

What if your credit scores were assessed based on your Facebook likes and your health insurance plan on your Netflix history? Do Not Track, a web-based documentary series about Internet privacy and data collection, shows that our digital footprint may soon become an even more integral part of our lives.

New Docuseries Reveals How Big Data Tracks Your Every Move On The Internet | ThinkProgress

Do Not Track essentially co-opts the tools of entities that track you to demonstrate how tracking actually works. In doing so, the series gets at some of the biggest questions looming over your relationship with the internet: What does it mean to be tracked? What information are you volunteering without even realizing it? If you have “nothing to hide,” why should you care about big data at all? To find out, I called up Brett Gaylor, showrunner and director of Do Not Track.

New interactive NFB doc watches the watchers online - Home | q | CBC Radio

Filmmaker and web developer Brett Gaylor wants you — yes, you specifically — to appreciate how your data is being tracked on the internet. His interactive, customizable NFB documentary Do Not Track, doesn't just tell you but expressly shows you just how sophisticated online surveillance has become.

Do Not Track is a web doc bringing data-mining uncomfortably close to home - Kill Screen - Videogame Arts & Culture.

Immediately upon clicking the 'Play' button, Do Not Track let's me it knows where I live and that it's a nice day outside. Hunched over my laptop in my office chair, my body straightens, an unbidden eye glancing out the window. Creator of this seven-part web documentary on data mining, Brett Gaylor, narrates the invasion of your privacy throughout—very effectively making you grateful for the fact that, at the very least, advertising companies don't do voice-overs while mercilessly tracking your every online movement.

Who Will Track the Internet Trackers? — The Atlantic

The documentary Do Not Track, a multi-part project on data privacy, is personalized to individual viewers based on their online behaviors.

Do Not Track: An Interactive Docu-Series Shows Just How Little Online Privacy We Really Have | Co.Create | creativity + culture + commerce

An interactive series debuting at the Tribeca Film Festival's Storyscapes provides a personal demonstration of the realities of data and privacy.


Ten Questions for Alexandre Brachet, Margaux Missika and Gregory Trowbridge of Upian | POV Blog | PBS

Established in 1998, Upian is a design studio and interactive production company known for its award winning projects including Alma: A Tale of Violence, Prison Valley, and Generation Quoi? For this interview three of Upian’s producers — Alexandre Brachet, Margaux Missika and Gregory Trowbridge — take us behind the screens as they describe their process and the development of their projects.


What is Hackathon? | ZGecko

Lets look at “Alma” the medium is simple. There is a documentary, and an iBook and it is available on the web. There is the story of Alma, former member of a violent crime gang. The documentary has relatively simple structure. Simple is good in this format. It is based on 2 screens. main screen which is always available presents medium close frame of Alma reliving the brutalities of her past life. She is simply lit with dark background. The alternative second screen shows up above Alma’s head. The framing and lighting of Alma allows the screen to be split in half, pulling in the frame from above to present us with underlying imagery and breaking the monotony of looking at a “talking head’. It is possible to see both at a single screen or shift focus from one to another. Being online, you can replay or fast forward through the story. You are not locked into single medium. But it is impeccably shot and the sound is well designed.

BBC News - Don't like how a documentary ends? Change it

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Adventure game books - where readers could make decisions about what happened to the characters - formed a big part of childhood for many adults. Now it seems this is taking a technological leap forward.


workin' nights | HOME | A Tale Of Violence

For 5 years Alma has been a member of one of Guatemala's most brutal gangs, a country today ravaged by an unnamed war. She tells her confession face to face. Alma’s testimony is unique. The young woman’s words open onto images of her memories, of daily life in Guatemala, and of gang subculture.

Bear Guerra | NEWS

Powerful web documentary about gang violence in Guatemala by Miquel Dewever-Plana & Isabelle Fougère.

Submarine Channel | Free Your Screen

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Powerful Webdoc Upian’s newest webdoc, Alma: A Tale of Violence, is a heartbreaking and chilling story no matter which device you watch it on. Download the Alma app for the full sensory experience.

Alma: An Interactive History of Guatemala’s Violence - LightBox

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Working with a team of designers at the French creative studio Upian, Plana and Fougere, say they intended to create a final product—with a sensitive and innovative approach to a narrative— that would be interactive and accessible. The final product, which took two years to develop, is incredibly in-depth—allowing its audience to explore the story through the innovative web piece, two books and a film, all available in four languages.

Upian strikes back: Alma is out | i-docs

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I have felt as if someone had slapped me, and I wondered if it was necessary. I had doubts about such a hard impact style and about its possible migrations towards voyeurism. But now that I have finished watching I have the feeling it was tough, but at the same time subtle, respectful and loving. Upian has not used me for a sensational story. It has brought the story to me and allowed me to face reality by designing an environment that felt right for such eye opening. This is what I call a mature project: where strength, message, design, interface and media merge together to become immersive, informational and meaningful. I have been slapped, but I would do it again and it was worth it.


Current: Public Media: "Prison Valley" documentary starts on innovative website

A unique nonfiction film that its producers call "a road movie on the web" is getting attention within the indie production world, according to the Independent, a news site for media makers. Viewers interested in "Prison Valley" sign into Twitter, Facebook, or create an account on the film’s site.

"Prison Valley" web doc by David Dufresne and Philippe Brault finds distribution, 07/10 | The Independent

In the end, Prison Valley was able to secure a mainstream form of distribution not in spite of but because of its pioneering usage of the web as an arena for marketing and community-building. Combine that with impeccable journalism and a beautifully-shot film, and you’ve got a multimedia model that offers filmmakers new insights into telling a story in many different mediums at once.

Let Me Shoot You: Prison Valley

So after searching the net for brain food, I came across a web documentary incorperating stills, multimedia, video, audio, etc. in the most comprehensive way I have ever seen.

The best journalism you’ll see today: “Prison Valley” :: 10,000 Words :: where journalism and technology meet

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10,000 Words rarely features individual projects (the tradition has been to show several projects incorporating a specific technology), but Prison Valley is such a unique and fascinating piece of digital journalism that it merits its own post.


Chromium Blog: Introducing Google Chrome Frame

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Today, we're releasing an early version of Google Chrome Frame, an open source plug-in that brings HTML5 and other open web technologies to Internet Explorer.

With Google Chrome Frame, developers can now take advantage of the latest open web technologies, even in Internet Explorer. From a faster Javascript engine, to support for current web technologies like HTML5's offline capabilities and canvas, to modern CSS/Layout handling, Google Chrome Frame enables these features within IE with no additional coding or testing for different browser versions.

Official Google Blog: Introducing the Google Chrome OS

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So today, we're announcing a new project that's a natural extension of Google Chrome — the Google Chrome Operating System. It's our attempt to re-think what operating systems should be.