Opening Plenary: The Jim Blackaby Keynote Address with Curtis Wong

MCN 2012 Conference Opening Keynote by Curtis Wong, Principal Researcher, Microsoft "Breaking out of the Box - Interactive Video and the Transformation of Storytelling" Video is arguably the most powerful medium today shaping how we think, feel, and learn. Online or in museums we love video for immersive storytelling but as linear media it doesn't lend itself easily to interactivity. The rise in computing power of GPU's has enabled real time video rendering of a camera move on a 2d image or 3d space. This technology allows for the seamless blending of "video" for storytelling with interactivity at any time. How can museums leverage this capability to tell stories that captivate and engage museum visitors while also giving them the power to control the trajectory of the information they are seeking? This keynote will feature examples of emerging storytelling tools that are available to create interactive videos that marry the power of video for storytelling with rich interactivity that facilitates engagement and self-discovery. More: Introduction by Christina DePaolo, Director of Digital Media at Balboa Park Online Collaborative (BPOC) and outgoing President of the Museum Computer Network (@tinabean) Presented Thursday, Nov 8, 2012 at the Museum Computer Network Conference in Seattle, WA.