An Interactive Installation for Dynamic Visualization of Multi-author Narratives
This paper introduces the interactive installation of Babel framework, developed to support dynamic composition and visualization of user generated narrative elements. Different versions of the same story are contributed by multiple authors through a web platform, they are annotated with metadata and stored in a database. The users of the installation retrieve the contributed content, explore it and recompose it in real time, thus articulating a unique trajectory in the narrative space. The interaction occurs through an intuitive computer vision interface that detects the light of a torch manipulated by the user.
KeywordsInteractive installation Computer vision interface Database Multi-author narrative User generated content Digital storytelling
The author would like to thank all the authors that contributed their work to the project as well as the writer Kostas Kostakos (Old Boy) for his permission to use his story Serially Killed. The prototype version of Babel was tutorized by Ivan Marino and the project was awarded the visual arts grand Golferichs (Barcelona, 2010). The author would also like to acknowledge all the venues and festivals that hosted exhibitions of Babel.
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