PICKLES: An Interactive Narrative
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Final Project for IAT 443: Interactive Video
Original Viewing Format: CRT Tube TV Interactive Installation
Team Members: Mike Kruk, Nathan Singh, Phaedra Harder, Mark Edwards and Brett Wakefield
Mattie (Mark Edwards) a drug induced musician, gets caught stealing cocaine from a couple of thugs. While watching, user is able to switch POVs at any given time, ultimately giving the viewer the ability to read different aspects of the story based on the POV that they are viewing.
Our concept for this project is to create an interactive narrative where the user chooses which point of view they view the narrative from. While in most narratives the director and the editors are in charge, choosing which angles and views the user should experience, we are putting the choice back into the user’s hands. This, along with the set up of the installation will allow the viewer to become more invested in the narrative.
The installation that this film was originally presented in consisted of an old "Tube TV". The installation itself is one that is vital to the style of the interactive film. We will be
utilizing a vintage television set paired with an Arduino board to create communication between the installation and the computer interface. A potentiometer connected to the Arduino board will change between the different points of view. In addition to the television set, we will also have a beat up and well worn chair in front of the installation.
This chair will be the same one as used in our film and will help accentuate the blurred lines between what the viewer is watching and feeling.