This final assignment was curated by Stevie Chambers and Terrick Guttierez. In an effort to tell an interactive story that many people could easily relate to, we took a short trek around the neighborhood and made a record of some spots we pass by on our daily commute to ITP. On the way, we verbally noted the corners in which our paths intersect – which while not necessarily surprising, was cool to think about considering that we travel from two completely different places.
Using a 360 camera, we started our mock-commute at the Path station on 9th Street, detoured from Stevie’s normal route to get to Terrick’s train stop on 4th Avenue, and continued walking toward Tisch, making stops for more 360 flicks along the way (including a few of the places we would meet if we were say, unintentionally, getting to ITP at the same time). We then used dupes (3D scans) of ourselves to “walk” the map in our miniature city, which was made in Unity.
We think of this project as a tool. One that could allow you to see how friends typically commute to a common destination (and is not intended to be creepy at all!) in comparison to your own.
Give us your big picture ideas about how emerging technologies and new forms of storytelling will change the media landscape. Please use category ‘Vision’
This question can be quite difficult to answer mainly because, the way one would and could imagine how emerging tech will influence media landscape can be completely wrong. So it forces people to thing of a multitude of ways that this change can happen.
However, I believe that technology like augmented and virtual reality will inform media landscape in ways that previous technologies couldn’t.
I believe social VR will be a thing in the future. However, I’m not sure if it will be sustainable Maybe it just reach a specific community. My thought is that the biggest impact it will have on is the gaming community. Those who identify as “gamers” often do not mind being in the same physical space for hours because they game they is immersive to the point that they forget about it. But for most consumers, I think they will eventually lose interest in this because fundamentally, as a species we still enjoy the feeling that comes with real human interaction and socialization.
Additionally, I believe more than ever, people will receive their news in a new way. At one point in time, the only way to receive news was over television or radio. Then we could log onto our desktops at home and get news on CNN.com or a similar news page. Now, we have that same access with out mobile devices. Real soon, I believe that we will have access in our glasses, and this technology will layer information onto our reality.
What I enjoyed about this assignment was that I could use the “inspect” tab to manipulate some characteristics of the gifs I imported. Initially when i imported them they were too small, so I changed their width and height.
I attempted to use gifs to tell a story simple story. About a year ago I began reading comics. I never thought I would. I always thought they were just for kids. But one of my favorite comics is Miles Morales. Miles is a young teenage boy living in New York who was by a spider and is has similar powers to Spiderman (Peter Parker).