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.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Wireless Internet system idea on hold

In talking to the fort's Chief Ranger, Greg Shine, about the potential of creating a wireless Internet system in the fort's Village, he made me aware of the federal policy at the site that specifically prohibits just such a system from being built on National Park Service land. There could be alternatives, such as working with the nearby Vancouver National Historic Reserve to rebuild the wireless system that group (or a previous incarnation of that group) once had, to create a cloud large enough to cover The Village. But with no money for that cloud (probably a $10,000 start-up cost, plus $50-$60 a month in service) and a significant amount of discussions needed to make it happen, plus the October launch of Phase One coming quickly, it seems prudent at this point to just design Phase One for 3G and gradually build toward the larger goal of Wi-Max coverage throughout the reserve. I'll update when anything changes on that front. Thanks again, by the way, to Forrest Burger for his help in investigating this possibility!

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