Monday, 1 October 2012

Minor: Narrative Evolved

Title: Pending
Type: Trailer

“Personal data is the new oil of the Internet and the new currency of the digital world.” Meglena Kuneva, European Consumer Commissioner, March 2009

Today, smartphones can track and potentially predict where you are going, through mobility patterns and past history, as well as exploiting the correlation between movements of friends and acquaintances. With the current technology used with GPS systems, or the use of mapping software such as Google Maps, in the future, tracking could be further evolved for the use of law enforcement, to aid searching and detaining of criminals, such as creating possible routes of suspects making a getaway.

Branching off from a similar world I created collaborating with Alex and Paul for The Skeleton Key on Broadway (or a new world altogether?), the trailer tells of a chase through the streets of a future metropolis, with the camera taking a seat through the eyes of a police officer, using tracking hardware/software to find and detain a fleeing suspect.

The world technology or SFX used in for The Skeleton Key on Broadway will not be recycled, but will be recreated and evolved further. For this purpose I’ve checked out the makings behind the interfaces and effects of Tron Legacy, by Joshua Nimoy of Digital Domain. I won’t be using exactly the same tools (like C++) but using it as further inspiration for the technology. I'll also still be using the Source Engine from a technical standpoint.

The moral of the short trailer is to show how we are all inter-connected through the web, how personal data we may not know about is being used or exploited, as well as show that the world is gravitating more and more towards technology at the same time technology continues to evolve.


Type: Website
Title: Tron Legacy
Author: Joshua Nimoy

Type: Article
Title: A Phone that Knows Where You're Going
Author:  David Talbot

Title: Data
Title: Retention Periods of Major Cellular Service Providers
Author: ACLU

Type: Research Paper
Title: Interdependence and Predictability of Human Mobility and Social Interactions
Author: Nokia

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