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Matter 2 Media’s Tim Kindberg has been working on multi-screen apps for some time — from back in the 80s, actually, when he did his PhD on Reconfigurable Distributed Computations (see Guardian article below), and more recently with Steve Chamberlain on Heads , and on It’s the Skin You’re Living In with Fevered Sleep.
Now Tim and UWE’s Charlotte Crofts have been funded by REACT for their project The Nth Screen. In this project we’ll study the making of films as an audiovisual experience synchronised across participants’ mobile phones & tablets — and whatever other screens happen to be around. Running against the trend for people to communicate remotely, such a multi-device, multi-segment film is for people to enjoy and discuss together in social, co-located groups. Each participant unlocks part of the film by connecting their device. The other devices respond to their presence, to reveal further film segments. The study will result in a ‘calling card’ film, and will enhance our platform for creating shared, accumulative, reactive and beautiful narrative experiences.
We’re holding a workshop with film makers in early May, then working with Hazel Grian as director to make a short Nth Screen feature.
Featured Posts ~
- The Nth Screen
A platform for films as an audiovisual experience synchronised across participants’ mobile phones and tablets — and whatever other screens happen to be around.
- British Council’s Culture Shift II Kenya
matter2media’s Tim Kindberg ran Culture Shift II Kenya for the British Council in Nairobi, a four-day creative sprint on the theme of the digital moving image. See his blog post for more about this high-energy creative event.
- It’s the Skin You’re Living In
Fevered Sleep’s It’s the Skin You’re Living In, a multi-format film project that explores and challenges images of climate change, is currently on tour in the UK. It features matter2media’s Android app for playing synchronised videos across an installation of mobile phones.
- Coming soon – VideoSync
VideoSync, an app for running synchronised videos across multiple mobile phones
- Magna Mysteria
Mercurial Wrestler’s Magna Mysteria brought magic to Bristol’s Mayfest in 2012.
- Fortnight in Manchester
Proto-type Theater’s Fortnight project took place in Manchester in April.
- Hello Round World
roundness.org — a site for devotees of media and things that are either round-framed, viewed in the round, or both.
- Heads video
A new video of Heads, our multiscreen animation, in action at The Public.
- Poetry in Motion
matter 2 media’s Krstl meets the world of poetry
- RFID+Facebook at Start More Live
Facebook touches at a Ford Focus event in London