I kind of want to link to every one of John’s post chronicling his 90 days at Clearleft, but this one is particular good, I think: how narrative ideas from the world of storytelling can help unlock some design problems.
Interstellar travel time dilation and status updates: a clever narrative combo.
A fascinating look at how the humble password gets imbued with incredible levels of meaning.
It reminds me of something I heard Ze Frank say last year: “People fill up the cracks with intimacy.”
The text of Mandy’s astounding dConstruct talk.
A nice bit of interactive citizen science storytelling from Google.
Note: if you have Adblock Plus installed, this won’t load at all. Funny that.
A nice stroll around Marseilles at night without any of the traditional danger.
This is a wonderful piece by Maciej—a magnificent historical narrative that leads to a thunderous rant. Superb!
This is absolutely delightful, nicely weird, and thoroughly entertaining.
Quite a story.
This is so lovely! The story of Jessica and Russ’s romance, illustrated by fifteen of their friends.
This is rather wonderful: a DevFort project for navigating interweaving strands of history, James Burke style.
Steph Hay takes a look at how websites can allow a narrative to unfold, with the Ben The Bodyguard site as a case study.
Magazine creators share their experiences of going digital.
An interesting way of using scrolling to tell a story.
A web comic written by a 5 year old (illustrated by his father).
Short stories in Tokyo.
An in-depth study mapping all the permutations in "choose your own adventure" books.
"Messages in bottles, smoke signals, letters written in the sand; the modern equivalents are the funny, sad, beautiful, hopeful, hopeless, poetic posts on Missed Connections websites. Every day hundreds of strangers reach out to other strangers on the strength of a glance, a smile or a blue hat. Their messages have the lifespan of a butterfly. I'm trying to pin a few of them down."
The importance of storytelling in games.
How to ensure consistency in time travel narratives.
An experiment in human storytelling, using a photographic heartbeat of 3,214 images to document an Eskimo whale hunt in Barrow, Alaska.
Wandering around the site for the Reboot conference in Copenhagen, I came across this video of my talk from last year. I had forgotten how much I enjoyed this talk.
This nicely understated teaser site isn't going to dispel any of the mystery around the Cloverfield project.
Here's a mashup for ya: Google Maps meets young love.