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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.


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.


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.


The journey of mine: Gaza-Sderot (the tales of two cities)

The website of the videos..... the feelings and the lives of the people living in Israel....and Palestine » Blog Archive » Gaza Sderot

It’s day two at the Input conference in Warsaw and I wanted to share the best project I’ve seen so far. Gaza/Sderot - Life in Spite of Everything is a series of 80 films shot over 40 days — one per day in Gaza and one per day in the town of nearby Sderot. Each is a day-in-the-life style video that follows one of 14 people (seven in each town).

Bignothing experiment | Design anywhere and digital culture magazine | Netdiver

It’s been a while since a flash experimental website surfaced. Have a look at the Bignothing. Send a message, receive one. Watch the wildly colorful animated bacgrounds.

Gaza-Sderot Life in Spite Everything | No Camels

The article is about a project which reports on life as experienced by men, women and children in Gaza (Palestine) and Sderot (Israel) through stories which are being aired on the Internet. Arik Bernstein the Co- Producer of the project tells us about the idea behind this project and its feedback around the world. Recently Gaza-Sderot was nominated for an International Digital Emmy Award in the non-fiction category.

French producer living good 'Life' - Entertainment News, Film News, Media - Variety

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An unusual and original approach to documentary filmmaking is paying off for Gaul's Alexandre Brachet.

MIPTV 2009 International Digital Emmy® Awards - RM-Mip

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Three International Digital Emmy® Awards and the Pioneer Prize will be presented at a Gala Ceremony, on Monday, March 30.

Through these awards, the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is celebrating a significantly growing sector of the television industry and recognize excellence in content created and designed for viewer interaction and/or delivery on a digital platform.

The Pioneer Prize, is not an Emmy® but rather a special initiative from the Academy which honours an industry personality or organisation. Niklas Savander, Member of the Nokia Group Executive Board and EVP, Nokia Services will accept on behalf of the company this prize for its innovative contributions to the field of digital television and video broadcasting on a mobile device.

"We are delighted to accept this prestigious award. As consumers’ digital consumption habits are increasingly going mobile, Nokia and the mobility industry at large is excited by the business opportunity it presents for us together with our content partners." Niklas Savander, Member of the Nokia Group Executive Board and EVP, Nokia Services.

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Excellent example of simple but strong use of streaming media on the internet ...more

Gaza, Sderot, Live. | Wistful Negligence

Two minute videos from everyday for two months. Two minutes from Gaza. Two minutes from Sderot. No politics to dilute the utterly human, very connectable message(s). A keeper. The two months are over generating a total of 160 minutes.