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This project was successfully funded on May 13, 2012.
Presentation at West Virginia University
Yesterday, I traveled to Morgantown to talk about interactive storytelling and "Hollow." Also speaking at WVU was Jigar Mehta, a journalist, documentary storyteller and creator of the interactive documentary, 18 Days in Egypt.
Everyone in the crowd-- from media professionals and university relations staff, to students and professors--had many questions about interactive documentaries leading to an awesome and engaging seminar.
(photo by Scott Lituchy)
Hearing about the development and production of "18 Days in Egypt" from Jigar was fascinating and we both left realizing our projects have alot in common. Through "18 Days," Egyptians were given the opportunity to write their own history. Most importantly, they used photography, text and video to actually create those stories and share them with a broader audience. "18 Days" and "Hollow" both strive to provide a group of people (both often overlooked by mainstream media) a chance to share their own stories the way they see fit.
I will be writing a blog post soon about Jigar's presentation.
Elaine & the HOLLOW team