What Makes Interactive Documentaries Different From Traditional Documentaries?
According to Castells (2011) traditional audio documentary audiovisual documentaries and interactive documentaries not often differentiated as the latter is seen to be a natural successor of the former. I.e. Audiovisual that would usually be experienced on TV or cinema, being transmitted into online forms.
the traditional documentary follows a more linear structure, where the audience follows a predetermined path i.e. From A to B. Whilst with interactive web docs, one can choose to go down whichever path.
Notes From Short reading: I have completed a short reading “using the web for interactive documentary project”- Sue Johnson
This reading provides a description of how the web documentary 360degrees.org was created. It has proved very useful as it has provided it detailed description of how the makers organised/formed the web doc. It has even describe the technique that I want to make use of be my own project.
“the site uses streaming audio and navigable 360° photographs to three a ”sensurround” simulation of each prisoners environment. While listening to each person story visitors to of site can pan up and down and around the storytellers space” (Johnson:2001)