objective of the experience:
(1) connect a person to their surroundings
(2) use a mobile device to experience the story to, hopefully, achieve the first objective rather than isolate us from our surroundings as mobile devices (phones, mp3 players etc.) typically do
objective of the system:
(1) create a narrative for a participant to experience a story
(2) allow participant to add their own content as threads of the original story
additional thought…(3) the video(s) with fewer ‘hits’ lose color over time. that is, anything that isn’t being watched (originally in color) fades out of existence…but not entirely
i’ll be sending out a few folks with iPhones to experience the story and generate additional content for me for whichever pieces of the narrative they wish.
brian asked me a question that i haven’t been able to answer yet: is the objective to be a systems designer or a narrative curator?
and then i have to decide what the interface looks like. how will a participant/viewer be able to watch the threads that were added by others from the original narrative?