Sunday, July 27, 2008

Using mobiles to share stories in an Indian village

Smartmobs reports on how Matt Jones and David Frohlich of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) developed a StoryBank for sharing stories across the digital divide…

(via Vodafone receiver)

The basic research objectives involved are:

1. To explore the value of novel forms of audiovisual stories for sharing local information in a development context. This includes the use of the system or content by remote developer communities as well as local originating ones.
2. To identify ways of indexing, storing, retrieving and presenting story content that match the needs of different kinds of users from the originating community and beyond.
3. To develop encoding and delivery mechanisms for story content that are device-scalable and allow multi-platform capture and playback.

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