Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sign in

Data Visualization in Digital Storytelling: The Map is Key

Speaker: Siobhan O'Flynn, University of Toronto. Moderator: Madeleine Clare Elish, MIT. Abstract: As digital storytelling becomes more complicated in the design of fragmented, non-linear experiences, the inclusion of dynamic maps that chart the narrative architecture and one's passage through it are emerging as a key tool for understanding spatial narratives. Interactive online projects such as HBO's Imagine, the online documentary Gaza/Sderot, and the website for Errol Morris' Standard Operating Procedure mark this important shift from more authorially controlled narrative structures (eg. branching tree and intertwined linear stories) to the increasing ceding of creative control to the audience. In providing a structural skeleton, these dynamic maps are integral to our experience of narrative integrity in our reassemblage of fragmented content into unique, coherent experiences, allowing us to mediate and sustain complex shifting relationships between narrative elements.

Comments (0)

It looks like no one has posted a comment yet. You can be the first!

You need to log in, in order to post comments.

Created
July 13, 2010 11:33
Category
Tags
License
All Rights Reserved (What is this?)
Additional Files


Viewed
9617 times

More from humanities + digital Visual Interpretations conference May 2010

Digitization of Cultural Heritage: Taiwan Experience (part 1 of 2)

Digitization of Cultural Heritage: ...

Added almost 7 years ago | 00:23:51 | 5200 views

Qualitative, Metaphor-based Frameworks for Information Visualization

Qualitative, Metaphor-based Framewo...

Added almost 7 years ago | 00:27:13 | 10130 views

Laptop: Visualization of the Musical Instrument in Digital Music Performance

Laptop: Visualization of the Musica...

Added almost 7 years ago | 00:08:26 | 9610 views

Citizenship in the Age of Complexity

Citizenship in the Age of Complexity

Added almost 7 years ago | 00:09:55 | 8686 views

Social Media as Paratextual Narrative: Visualizing Twitter Surges in Response to Popular Television Shows

Social Media as Paratextual Narrati...

Added almost 7 years ago | 00:07:09 | 12218 views

09.1: Possible Disappearance / Database Testimony

09.1: Possible Disappearance / Data...

Added almost 7 years ago | 00:10:34 | 11266 views