62 posts and columns on multimedia
What is The Editor’s Prerogative? It’s when you take a piece of journalism and make it huge in scale and elaborate in delivery so that it is more in line with how important an editor thinks the story is than how new audiences actually want to consume it.
– Khoi Vinh, former design director of the New York Times, on “Snowfall”-style multimedia stories
Like many a geek–and after a decade away–I’m headed to South by Southwest later this week. To get in the mood for the well-known multimedia festival in Austin, here’s one of the films making its debut this coming weekend. It’s called “Attack the Block,” and has the best tag line ever: “Inner City Versus Outer Space.” Which is just about how I am feeling about SXSW!
Here’s a very classy video of an app called Treasures from the British Library–from the original version of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” to Nelson’s battle plan for Trafalgar.
News ByteBritish Library today released Treasures, a mobile multimedia look at more than 100 prized items from its collections, including the original version of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” the world’s oldest Bible, hand-painted medieval books, Nelson’s battle plan for Trafalgar and doodles by Leonardo. Truly priceless items–and speaking of price, if you act now, this app can be yours for the low, low introductory price of $1.99 for the iPhone and Android versions, and $3.99 for the HD iPad versions, all available in their respective marketplaces.
Want to get a gander at “the Daily,” Rupert Murdoch’s much-discussed but still sorta-secret iPad newspaper? Wait a month–and expect to see several other apps using a new iTunes subscription feature around the same time.