Tag Archives: immersive interface

An immersive interface presents an online collection of stories in such a way that the viewer is encouraged to immerse themselves in a set of stories, much like watching a film or playing a video game.

Vital Stories Interactive

Vital Voices describes their mission as to “to identify, invest in and bring visibility to extraordinary women around the world by unleashing their leadership potential to transform lives and accelerate peace and prosperity in their communities.” The organization features many stories of such extraordinary women (see also Vital Voices), and this interactive site encourages visitors to explore individual women’s stories in greater depth. Each ‘featured voice’ includes a video, slideshow of captioned photos, and links to related content.

Stories URL: http://stories.vitalvoices.org
Organization or Project Description: Vital Voices Home
First Stories Posted: 2010
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1 in 3

The 1 in 3 campaign takes its name from the statistic that 1 in 3 women will have an abortion during their lifetime. It collects written and video testimonials by women who have had abortions, and describes its rationale as so: “By encouraging women who have had abortions to end their silence, share their stories, and start a new and more personal conversation about abortion in our society, the 1 in 3 Campaign will help create a more enabling cultural environment for the policy and legal work of the abortion rights movement.” The campaign is a project of Advocates for Youth, an organization focused on reproductive and sexual health for young people in the US and globally. The written stories are aggregated into a book.

Stories URL: http://www.1in3campaign.org/en/
Organization or Project Description: About the Project
First Stories Posted: 2014
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Meet a Scientologist

The Scientology Video Channel features a “Meet a Scientologist” collection of short testimonial videos, sortable by country and occupation. In the aggregate, the videos give a sense of the wide variety of people that are Scientologists.

Stories URL: http://www.scientology.org/videos/category/beliefs-and-practices/dianetics-angie.html#/videos/world-map
Organization or Project Description: Scientology Video Channel Home
First Stories Posted: 2010
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Shriners Hospitals for Children

Shriners Hospitals for Children has created a “Why We’re Here” page under a “Stories” tab on their organizational website, which, among several more newsy stories, features the stories of young people helped by care they’ve received at Shriners Hospitals. The stories all feature photos and text, and tell the story of the young person profiled through summary and quotations from family and health providers. A number of the stories also feature short documentary films that are 5-10 minutes long, and give a more in-depth telling of the personal stories. Shriners also has a YouTube playlist with additional patient stories.

Stories URL: http://www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/en/why-were-here
Organization or Project Description: Shriners Hospitals home page
First Stories Posted: 2011
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Healthcare Reform Matters

This Is Why Healthcare Reform Matters is a collection of stories by Americans describing how access to affordable health care has changed their lives. The collection is sponsored by Organizing for Action, President Obama’s advocacy organization. The stories are in a range of styles and formats—many user-submitted written testimonials, some professionally produced videos, and some stories aggregated from news publishers, like the LA Times and NPR. The stories are plotted on a map, and users can explore by geographic region.

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Organization or Project Description: Organizing for Action's Healthcare page
First Stories Posted: 2013
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Murmur

Launched in 2003, Murmur is an early locative media project. The original Murmur project collected audio stories related to locations throughout Toronto, CA. Signs shaped like big green ears was posted at each location about which a story had been made, and people with a mobile phone could dial the phone number and code on a particular sign to hear the story about that location. The stories are told by ordinary people and are about places not typically visited by tourists. The Murmur project was repeated in other cities in Canada and worldwide, but is no longer ongoing. The Toronto project’s website maps the stories on lovely hand-drawn maps of the city’s neighborhoods.

Stories URL: http://murmurtoronto.ca/
Organization or Project Description: About Murmur
First Stories Posted: 2003
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Question Bridge

Question Bridge is a transmedia arts project, which features black men asking and answering personal questions on topics seldom addressed. The questions range from the intense–How do we learn to love our women? Do you still value community upon your release from prison?–to the more lighthearted–Why don’t more of us surf? Why do we do the ‘what’s up bro’ head nod thing and who started it?. The stories are featured on an interactive website, and are also staged in a traveling gallery exhibition. The project has developed a curriculum for high schools about identity, inclusion, and communication-based conflict resolution.

Stories URL: http://questionbridge.com/
Organization or Project Description: See the "About the Project" link
First Stories Posted: 2011
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Out My Window

High Rise is an ambitious project, conceived to tell the stories of people living in high-rise buildings across the world. In “Out My Window,” the stories of high-rise dwellers, told through audio and photo slideshows and some “360 music videos,” are integrated into an interactive interface. The project has also sponsored community design meetings related to improving high-rise communities, and in 2013, it was adapted for a New York Times OpDoc.

Stories URL: http://interactive.nfb.ca/#/outmywindow
Organization or Project Description: About the Project
First Stories Posted: 2009
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Mapping Our Voices for Equity

MOVE collects stories about health from community members in Washington state. The stories describe a range of health-related challenges as they are experienced by real people, including both community members and health-care providers. The site is also a resource hub for those that wish to use the stories in community work, and includes facilitator guides and in-depth information about health-related issues and resources of local interest.

Stories URL: http://www.mappingvoices.org/
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Reinvention Stories

Reinvention Stories is an interactive documentary and participatory storytelling project that captures the stories of residents of Dayton, OH.

Stories URL: http://reinventionstories.org/#1/intro/1
Organization or Project Description: About the Project
First Stories Posted: 2013
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