The Fort Vancouver Mobile project created my interest in mobile media research, so I want to keep the audience here posted about other projects of mine inspired by this FVM work. Two of those projects had major advancements in the past month:
1. The Yellowstone Mobile project released its first public app, the first authorized and sanctioned mobile app at America's first national park, Yellowstone National Park. Very cool to get this original piece released, but I'm even more excited about this project's future. We have some very ambitious plans in development, featuring an even bigger and broader research team than the FVM project. So keep an eye on Yellowstone Mobile, starting by looking at the webcam of Old Faithful eruptions. Available on Android and Apple.
2. The Blackfeet '64 Flood project also released its first post-prototype public app, available for both Apple and Android. This new app retains some of the look and designs of the previous prototype, but it is much more robust and scalable, and it features some really slick sharing options, based on the social media channels available on your smartphone. The journalistic stories in this app also are high in quality and challenge the dominant narrative of Montana's worst natural disaster.
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 (36-minute version)
This montage provides a 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.
More about the fort
More about mobile storytelling ...
Phase One background
- William Kaulehelehe background
- Hawaiians at Fort main
- Hawaiians at Fort brochure
- Polynesian Cultural Center (Hawaii)
- Leaving Paradise book by Barman and Watson
- Crossing East (NPR excerpt on Hawaiians)
- Crossing East (radio series)
- Hula's history (NPR piece)
- Ke Kukui Foundation
- Na Hawaii
- Kalama ceremony (video)
- Clark County gov's Hawaiian link