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New Media Online

Explore this selection of links to online projects created utilising new media tools.

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Tulse Luper Suitcases

The Tulse Luper Journey

www.tulseluperjourney.com/

The Tulse Luper Journey is an online interactive journey through 20th century European history created by filmmaker Peter Greenaway. As part of the 2006 Melbourne International Arts Festival, ACMI exhibited three suitcases and screened the accompanying film trilogy.

Around the world, players are in search of the suitcases. Those that are recovered are sent to scientific institutes where researchers can study their content. There is so much material that new investigators (players) can join the online-game community and help collect the fragmented pieces of information that together form the story of Luper's life. With every suitcase that is solved, a player gains a one-minute film sequence showing parts of Tulse Luper's adventures.

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© Peter Murphy

Peter Murphy : Panoramas

www.mediavr.com/blog

Featured as part of the 2004 Australian Culture Now exhibition curated by ACMI & NGV.

Since the 1970s, Sydney photographer Peter Murphy has specialised in panoramas, photographing crowds at demonstrations, meetings and other public events. During the 1990s he developed a 360-degree panoramic camera for journalistic use. With the introduction of interactive computer panoramas, his work mainly appears on websites and in virtual reality theatre installations.

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boat-people.org 2001-04

boat-people.org

www.boat-people.org/

Featured as part of the 2004 Australian Culture Now exhibition curated by ACMI & NGV.

boat-people.org is an idea, a group of people, an experiment in moving art and ideas through the networks of cyberspace into cityscape intervention. The boat-people.org website is a campaign engine for tactical media, an art distribution centre and a shop. boat-people.org disputes border hysteria rhetoric using shared language and imagery. Site visitors are invited to become participants: spreading the ideas and broadcasting the images.

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Dust On My Shoes

Dust On My Shoes

www.dustonmyshoes.com.au/

Dust On My Shoes, selected for the 2006 Real Life on Film festival at ACMI, is based on an epic travel book written by Peter Pinney, an Australian adventurer who journeyed overland from Greece to Burma in 1949.

This website is made up of five streams. The Parallel Journey follows two young Australian travellers as they attempt to retrace Pinney's footsteps. The Pinney Narrative includes over sixty animations based on Pinney's photographic archives. The Musical Journey features compositions based on Pinney's adventures in the book. The Pinney Vault looks at Pinney's life and times and Rough Travel is a collection of stories from travellers, old and young.top

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Knot At Home

Knot At Home

www.knotathome.com/interface/

Knot At Home was selected for the 2006 Real Life on Film festival at ACMI. From 1998 to 2004 over 500 people, who have experienced hardship, were asked to tell stories about when they felt 'not at home'. Their stories are featured in an SBS television series, innovative radio pieces, theatrical works and an interactive website.

Interactive stories have been created using transcript, text image and soundscape to give the visitor glimpses into our storytellers' lives as they recount a moment of hardship or insight. The visitor can be asked a question about their own life experience as an entry point to these tales of trouble, hope and survival. Knot at Home project is also using the medium of mobile phones in order to create an interactive meeting place for visitors and the storytellers online.

The project is the result of a series of community projects around Australia, run by BIG hART, a non-profit organisation.

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Pacific Stories

Pacific Stories

abc.net.au/pacificstories

Pacific Stories, selected for the 2006 Real Life on Film festival at ACMI, is the first cross platform co-production between ABC New Media and Digital Services and Film Australia's National Interest Program. This site extends the experience of a number of acclaimed Australian documentary titles that have examined the lives of our Pacific neighbours. The site focuses on seven locations and goes behind the glossy tourist brochures to present the people, the issues and transformations of the region.top

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From Wireless to Web

From Wireless to Web

www.fromwirelesstoweb.com.au/

From Wireless to Web, selected for the 2006 Real Life on Film festival at ACMI, is a selective history of broadcast media in Australia. Decade by decade, from radio and newsreels to TV and the internet, discover how the Australian broadcast media developed and shaped the way Australians see themselves. Through a combination of text, photos, clips and archival films, and video interviews with academics, commentators and media figures, this interactive site explores topics from radio drama to newsreel distribution, Big Brother to blogging, content quotas to convergence.

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Docks Dispute

Docks Dispute

www.docksdispute.com/

Docks Dispute, selected for the 2006 Real Life on Film festival at ACMI, is a timely political thriller and interactive game where you chart the course of events.  As a player you can either take on the role of a consultant for the unions or as a company advisor. Playable either on the internet or on a mobile phone this production puts industrial muscle in your own hands. Docks Dispute is part of a series of media works using the same footage and research, including Radio Eye's The Picket and Time To Go John's The Memo

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Wilderness

Wilderness

www.filmaust.com.au/wilderness

Wilderness, selected for the 2006 Real Life on Film festival at ACMI, explores the concept of the wilderness from various angles. Based on a number of films made by Film Australia over the years, it presents a range of attitudes and ideas about the wilderness that extend the discussion beyond current "green" attitudes. Is the wilderness primarily a political entity, is it a place for metaphysical meditation or is it primarily a series of snapshot experiences for eager tourists?

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Us Mob

Us Mob

www.usmob.com.au/

Us Mob, selected for the 2006 Real Life on Film festival at ACMI, is a television and web series featuring a hybrid mixture of forums, games, video, emails from the characters and photo galleries. Set in the Town Camps of Alice Springs, Us Mob explores the lives of teenagers Jacquita, Charlie, Della and Harry and their aboriginal community friends.  You can interact with their world in Hidden Valley by choosing the story endings, or even uploading your own story.top

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William Bligh

The life, times and travels of the extraordinary vice admiral, William Bligh

abc.net.au/bligh

The life, times and travels of the extraordinary vice admiral, William Bligh was selected for the 2006 Real Life on Film festival at ACMI. From cabin boy to Governor and Admiral, this biographical website site presents a  portrait of an extraordinary man. It tells the story of William Bligh  - explorer, navigator, Royal Naval officer and Governor of NSW. Presented in graphic novel form with hundreds of coloured illustrations by Kiera Poelsma, along with maps, interviews, supporting information and teachers' notes, this project taps into the definitive collection of Bligh materials housed at the State Library of New South Wales.

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Real Life

Adrian Miles: Real Life 

hypertext.rmit.edu.au/RealLife/

Real Life, selected for the 2006 Real Life on Film festival at ACMI, consists of extracts from the video blog vlog 3.0 by Adrian Miles' (Lecturer, Cinema and New Media School of Applied Communication, RMIT). This video blog explores what he describes as a documentary of the quotidian through the development of small scale and brief interactive video works designed only for web based delivery. The 'vogs' presented here are sampled from 5 years of work.

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Success

Success: aka the Rhizome

hypertext.rmit.edu.au/RealLife/KMurphy/

Success, selected for the 2006 Real Life on Film festival at ACMI, is a complex interactive QuickTime work that critically explores what are known as 'rhizome' movies. These movies are web based interactive video works consisting of two independent video panes presented in parallel. Success interrogates whether or not such a structure is viable for personal narrative.
 
 
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