At that preconference, which had representatives from 16 different countries in attendance, I had the honor of presenting a talk titled "Looking into the Past to See Our Future: Mobile Devices as Dynamic Historical Interpretation Tools." My goal was to express the idea that mobile communication does not have to carry the bags of old media with it. We can look at the mobile medium with fresh eyes and see it as something with new affordances and new possibilities, including its potential for historical interpretation and journalism (the second part being my emphasis for a project this summer). The talk went well. Many people expressed interest in those ideas and the Fort Vancouver project. The momentum continues to build!
Fort Vancouver Mobile - A video overview
Courtesy of: Research Assistant Aaron May of Washington State University Vancouver's Creative Media and Digital Culture program. Produced in 2011.
Video highlights from the apps (20-minute version)
This montage provides a short sampling of some of the video media in the Fort Vancouver Mobile apps. This app is much more than just a video distribution system, but these videos show the variety of content, from expositional segments to new journalism to those intended to prompt the development of interactive narratives.