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.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

FVM at the ELO conference in W.V.

Dene Grigar recently presented a paper on her work with the Fort Vancouver Mobile project at the 2012 Electronic Literature Organization conference in Morgantown, W.V., the site of West Virginia University. This photo shows Grigar during her talk, playing a video featuring Fort Vancouver's chief ranger Greg Shine.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Coverage of the regional mobile app market

Dene Grigar and I were the only educators at this recent mobile technology forum in Portland, featuring senators Maria Cantwell and Ron Wyden, and including a presentation by us. This is how The Oregonian covered it.

The Columbian, with a follow-up cheer

The Vancouver Business Journal

And a few pics here from ISITE Design

FVM at DHSI 2012

The Fort Vancouver Mobile project was featured prominently in discussions last week at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute in Victoria, British Columbia, where Creative Media and Digital Culture faculty (Dene Grigar, John Barber, Will Luers, Brett Oppegaard and Nicholas Schiller) taught a week-long course called “Creating Digital Humanities Projects for the Mobile Environment.” The international group of scholars taking this course -- from such universities as Yale, Emory, Howard, Michigan, and Toronto -- learned about conceptualizing space, coding and programming, and developing mobile architecture, design and content. The proof-of-concept apps produced included programs for special library collections, literary walks, and teaching foreign languages.

A couple of new pieces of FVM coverage

From The Columbian:

From the National Park Service:

Saturday, June 9, 2012

FVM app public launch: June 9, 2012

Just a quick post to commemorate the official launch of the Fort Vancouver Mobile app today. More than two years in the making, this app has brought together the talents and efforts of more than 100 people, and it was a great joy to see all of those using and having fun (and learning) with the app today. This is a major milestone moment for FVM. So I want to pause for a second to thank everyone who made it happen! I feel enormous gratitude toward each and every one of you! Special thanks are due to: Dene Grigar, Greg Shine, Joe Oppegaard, Brady Berkenmeier, Troy Wayrynen, Marsha Matta, Forrest Burger, Deva Yamashiro, Kapuanani Antonio, Fred Kemp, Tracy Fortmann and all of the Fort Vancouver staff. ... Additional recognition should be extended as well to Berkenmeier, director of the "Kane's Wanderings" module, for his continued commitment and advancement of the app. Besides the Kane piece, the "Kanaka" module also was a part of this launch. In addition, we gave out about 200 cards with installation instructions today, so I will look forward to checking analytics and viewing this day from behind the scenes as well, to get a better sense of the push we made. Will keep you posted on what we learn from today. ...