Experiments with the Production of ShapeShifting Media: Summary Findings from the Project NM2 (New Millennium, New Media)

  • Doug Williams
  • Ian Kegel
  • Marian Ursu
  • Nico Pals
  • Andra Leurdijk
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-77039-8_13

Volume 4871 of the book series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)
Cite this paper as:
Williams D., Kegel I., Ursu M., Pals N., Leurdijk A. (2007) Experiments with the Production of ShapeShifting Media: Summary Findings from the Project NM2 (New Millennium, New Media). In: Cavazza M., Donikian S. (eds) Virtual Storytelling. Using Virtual Reality Technologies for Storytelling. ICVS 2007. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 4871. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

Summary results of the assessment of new tools for the generation of reconfigurable screen media (ShapeShifting media) and of eight experimental ShapeShifting screen media productions covering genres including news, documentary and drama, are presented from the project New Millennium, New Media. The new tools for creating interactive and reconfigurable narratives depend upon a Narrative Structure Language which is briefly described. Evaluations suggest that whilst not all the productions could be marketed as they are, all the production formats have commercial potential. The tools, whilst presenting some difficulties in use in their current state, offer a control over the development of narrative found in no existing commercial software.

Keywords

ShapeShift media screen narrative broadband tools 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Doug Williams
    • 1
  • Ian Kegel
    • 1
  • Marian Ursu
    • 2
  • Nico Pals
    • 3
  • Andra Leurdijk
    • 1
  1. 1.BT Research and Venturing, Adastral Park, IPSWICH IP5 3REUK
  2. 2.Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross, London SE14 6NWUK
  3. 3.TNO Information and Communication Technology, P.O. Box 5050, 2600 GB DelftThe Netherlands