A System to Compose Movies for Cross-Cultural Storytelling: Textable Movie
This paper presents Textable Movie, an open-ended interface that allows anyone to become ”video-jockey.” In the framework of computational storytelling, Textable Movie promotes the idea of maker controlled media and can be contrasted to automatic presentation systems. Its graphical interface takes text as input and allows users to improvise a movie in real-time based on the content of what they are writing. Media segments are selected according to how the users label their personal audio and video database. As the user types in a story, the media segments appear on the screen, connecting writers to their past experiences and inviting further story-telling. By improvising movie-stories created from their personal video database and by suddenly being projected into someone else’s video database during the same story, young adults are challenged in their beliefs about other communities.
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