Mike Knowlton, creative technologist and co-founder of StoryCode (http://t.co/ph77YfrUUV) and Murmur (http://www.murmurco.com) will be joining us September 9th at WeWork DC (https://www.wework.com/locations/washington-d-c/wonder-bread-factory/). Mike will be presenting a couple of projects recently produced by Murmur including Immigrant Nation, an immersive cinema platform, and Theater of War, a mobile audience sentiment app.
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Immigrant Nation (http://www.immigrant-nation.com)
Immersive Cinema Platform
Immigrant Nation is a new, interactive social enterprise. Its goal is to facilitate rich, cinematic storytelling among a diverse audience involved with American immigration - past, present, and future. In partnership with Murmur, Immigrant Nation is developing an interactive experience that helps users connect to their own story, and enable them to see the common threads between the stories of potential immigrants, new immigrants and longtime residents — making immigration personal, while putting immigration trends in historical context.
Theater of War (http://www.outsidethewirellc.com/projects/theater-of-war/overview)
Mobile Audience Sentiment App
The Theater of War: Soldiers & Citizens Tour presents readings of ancient Greek dramas to military and civilian communities as a catalyst for powerful discussions about the visible and invisible wounds of war. Outside The Wire, the producer of Theater of War: Soldiers & Citizens Tour, asked Murmur to develop a web-based app that could be used to capture audience "sentiment" in real-time during the performance, as well as feedback afterwards. Designed to be streamlined and accessible by practically any smartphone, audience members are able to simply tap whenever a moment resonates positively or negatively. The app is a tool to help generate compassion and understanding between diverse audiences.