We are developing ways for our audience to interact with the story and characters in “The Cannon and the Flower. ”
During the POV Hackathon 4, the project team built a prototype of an audience engagement tool. We will use a Chopin piece that inspired Madame Lien and Dang Thai Son and will ask Instagram users all over the world to submit photos that express their emotions. We want to engage people in how music effects emotion, and build an audience for the documentary. This experiment will create a dynamic and always changing visual interpretation of the piece.
You can view our prototype of this component at the link below. For the POV Hackathon 4, we asked Instagram users to submit photos on the topic of music for a beta test of the concept. We curated a selection for you to view. This is in an experimental phase – we’d love your comments. Please go to The Cannon and The Flower Facebook page and join in the conversation:
Here’s the POV page on the hackathon:
We are excited to announce that Richard Koci Hernandez has been named a 2013 Hellman Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley. He received an $18,000 award from the fund to develop transmedia content for the “The Cannon and the Flower” documentary project.
The Hellman Fellows Fund selectively supports work of junior tenure track faculty at the ten campuses of the University of California and four private institutions.
Richard Koci Hernandez, Jeremy Rue and Geri Migielicz are among the five teams selected to participate in POV’s Hackathon 4. Rue is a Lecturer of digital storytelling at the University of California, Berkeley, and is an experienced web developer.
The team is creating an interactive exploration of a piece of Chopin’s music – one selected by Dang Thai Son because of its power to inspire both he and his mother, Thai Thi Lien. The site will wrap this music experience within the story line of “The Cannon and the Flower.”
The event hosts five teams of filmmakers and developers for a weekend as they build an innovative web documentary prototype. The hackathon is hosted by POV (Point of View), the award-winning independent documentary series on PBS. It takes place July 27-28 in Brooklyn, NY.
The success of the benefit salon concert launches production trips. The amazing sold-out benefit salon concert in May and the founding sponsor campaign have funded progress on the documentary. Story4 conducted interview sessions with Madame Lien and other key subjects in July and are planning a trip to Vietnam for Dang Thai Son concerts in January.
For more about Dang Thai Son: www.dangthaison.net
Dang Thai Son will perform a benefit salon concert on May 27 in Pasadena.
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The Cannon and the Flower is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the purposes of The Cannon and the Flower must be made payable to Fractured Atlas.
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