Aaron Koblin — Data-Driven Stories
A sort of dreamscape unto itself, this film charts the creation of several of acclaimed artist Aaron Koblin's most imaginative and game-changing projects, including the crowd-sourced music video for Johnny Cash's song "Ain't No Grave" and the user-customized short film "The Wilderness Downtown," which is set to Arcade Fire's "We Used to Wait" and was created entirely in HTML5. Koblin also describes the genesis and evolution of what may be his most groundbreaking work to date: "This Exquisite Forest," a collaborative art project and online story generator (created with Chris Milk and the Tate Modern museum in London) built and nurtured by web users. Koblin's remarkable oeuvre draws increasingly on the immense computing, storage, and data-sharing capabilities of the current generation of computersÑas well as recent innovations like hardware-accelerated browser graphicsÑand demonstrates in the most vivid ways imaginable the infinite artistic and narrative possibilities of crowdsourced digital creation and autonomous storytelling.
Chris Milk — A Different Canvas
Chris Milk's work challenges the boundaries of technology, integrates the digital world into the physical one, and feels, at its core, deeply personal and human.
Jake Barton — Story (US)
Online and mobile platforms have allowed everyday people to share experiences with an audience on a scale never before...