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    Erin Reilly

    Jul 4, 2014 12:19pm | by Julie Giles

    Erin Reilly is a creative director, educator, and researcher who explores the future of story, audience, and media. Erin is the Creative Director & Research Fellow for Annenberg Innovation Lab at USC’s Annenberg School for Communications & Journalism and Executive Director of Blackstone LaunchPad @USC. In her role, she oversees all aspects of lab programming, […]


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    Jesse Hirsh

    Jun 20, 2014 9:52am | by Julie Giles

    Jesse Hirsh is an Internet strategist, broadcaster, speaker and researcher based in Toronto, Canada. Jesse studied at The McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology, University of Toronto, which works around the writings of media theorist Marshall McLuhan. The program’s mandate is to encourage understanding of the impacts of technology on culture and society from both […]


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    iDocs: New Voices. New Visions.

    Jun 11, 2014 1:48pm | by Julie Giles

    For people interested in interactive documentary, iDocs is both a resource and a community as well as the first symposium totally dedicated to the interactive documentary genre. In March, director Ramona Pringle and cinematographer Lisa Lightbourn Lay, traveled across the pond to Bristol, UK, for i-docs 2014, where a case study of Avatar Secrets was […]


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    TFI Interactive Day: New Scenes And Interactive Features

    Jun 11, 2014 1:47pm | by Julie Giles

    Now in its third year, TFI Interactive Day assembles the brightest thinkers and innovators from the worlds of film, media, gaming, technology and social change to explore storytelling in the digital age. TFI Interactive Day is part of the new Tribeca Innovation Week, which aims to bring together leaders and ideas from creative and tech […]


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    Hot Docs: Versioning From iPad Format To Large Scale Touch Screens

    Jun 11, 2014 1:47pm | by Julie Giles

    For the Hot Docs Documentary Festival, we wanted to give audiences a sneak peek of the interactive viewing experience that is so integral to Avatar Secrets. So, we versioned the iPad-sized documentary for large scale screens that were installed in the lobby of the TIFF Bell Lightbox. Versioning from iPad format to large scale touch […]


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    Hot Docs Industry Conference: The Tablet Strategies Panel

    Jun 11, 2014 1:47pm | by Julie Giles

    During the Hot Docs Industry Conference, Ramona joined the NBCUniversal’s John Canning, NFB’s Vincent McCurley and Mickael Brock (creator of Astronaut Magazine for the iPad) to discuss tablet documentaries and strategies for the future of storytelling. The venue was packed for a lively conversation on the unique challenges and opportunities that this new platforms presents. […]


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    Video: TFI Interactive Day 2014

    May 21, 2014 3:44pm | by Julie Giles

    On March 26th, Avatar Secrets director Ramona Pringle headed to New York to share a sneak peek of the interactive documentary with the crowd at the Tribeca Film Institute’s TFI Interactive Day, part of the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival. Held in the epic IAC Building, the towering architectural iceberg on the West Side Highway, presentations […]


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    John Seely Brown

    May 14, 2014 10:00am | by Julie Giles

    John Seely Brown is the Independent Co-Chairman of The Deloitte Center for the Edge. Prior to that, he was the Chief Scientist of Xerox Corporation and the director of its Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) — a position he held for nearly two decades. While head of PARC, John expanded the role of corporate research […]


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    Avatar Secrets Profiled on Space’s InnerSpace

    Apr 16, 2014 3:10pm | by Ramona Pringle


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    Avatar Secrets at Hot Docs Film Festival!

    Apr 16, 2014 2:52pm | by Julie Giles

    i-docs? Couldn’t make it to exclusive large-scale interactive preview of Avatar Secrets in the main lobby of the TIFF Bell Lightbox, for the duration of the Hot Docs Film Festival, April 25 to May 4, 2014. The public display will run on two high-definition touch-screens, 24 hours a day for the length of the festival, […]