Saturday, January 21, 2012
When we tell stories, we tend to use images to illustrate what is being said. If we have no images with us, we simply draw some: in the sand, on a whiteboard or in the air (sometimes gesticulating wildly). Nowadays, everything is becoming digital and dynamic and has to move into the cloud. So how can this trend improve or affect storytelling and the use of images?
The Living Frames project by Marco Triverio (@marcotriverio) and Chris Bierbower (@CBierbower) looks into this.
... we realized that using photos for story telling is such a fundamentally instinctive behavior that it is safe to predict it will last through several generations of technological innovation. Our concept develops on this insight. However, foreseeing 10 years into the future is tricky. With IBM’s Watson, we’re seeing a sneak peak of improvements in natural language and intention recognition. We think that one of the photo related advances users will enjoy are computers that will actually help us tell stories and have richer conversations.
Definitely a very interesting project.
(Image: Petr Kratochvil, publicdomainpictures.net)