Thursday, June 23, 2005

History from 2014

Very interesting short flash movie about future media spotted by Tim Finin on the UMBC ebiquity blog. The premise is that the movie is a short retrospective by the Museum of Media in 2014, charting the way that Internet-based personalised news and information rose to dominance over traditional news channels. Nice sting the in tail too!

What I particularly liked about this was the style of the presentation. It could have easily been presented as a whitepaper or dull-as-ditchwater Powerpoint presentation. Instead, a relatively simple Flash movie (I'm guessing - I've never authored Flash, but the the animation techniques don't look that deep) makes the subject vastly more entertaining, engaging and thought-provoking. Rhetorical question: what would a similar treatment produce for the evolution of the semantic web to 2014?

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