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
9835 times

More from humanities + digital Visual Interpretations conference May 2010

Qualitative, Metaphor-based Frameworks for Information Visualization

Qualitative, Metaphor-based Framewo...

Added over 7 years ago | 00:27:13 | 10426 views

Visualizing Shakespeare in Performance:  The Digital Video Archive in the Age of YouTube

Visualizing Shakespeare in Performa...

Added over 7 years ago | 00:22:42 | 10508 views

Visualizing Feminism: Reframing Cinema in Database Documentary

Visualizing Feminism: Reframing Cin...

Added over 7 years ago | 00:11:43 | 12749 views

The area told as a story. An inquiry into the relationship between verbal and map-based expressions of geographical information

The area told as a story. An inquir...

Added over 7 years ago | 00:20:54 | 14494 views

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

Digitization of Cultural Heritage: ...

Added over 7 years ago | 00:23:51 | 5345 views

Informationalizing Space: Lebbeus Woods and Photosynth

Informationalizing Space: Lebbeus W...

Added over 7 years ago | 00:07:11 | 4282 views