How does a city of inventors reinvent itself in a changing economy, after waves of challenges? How are individuals reinventing themselves, in the wake of job loss and business upheavals?
REINVENTION STORIES is community project made by a community in Dayton,Ohio, or rather an amazing experiment in bringing real life documentary stories into the potential of an interactive environment.
This project is part of LOCALORE, a public media initiative in the U.S. created by AIR, the Association of Independents in Radio, with major support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Additional support for this project from the MacArthur Foundation, the Wyncote Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ohio Arts Council, Wright State University, the Yellow Springs Community Foundation and the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program.
With Localore, AIR’s Executive Director, Sue Schardt, and her team designed a new type of production that that matched the ingenuity of independent-minded producers with forward thinking public media stations. They brought a promising new interactive storytelling team into the mix – Zeega – to work with the selected local production teams. Together, they took up the challenge to invent new transmedia formats and experiment with ways to engage more citizens in the public media “experience.”
Zeega is revolutionizing web publishing and interactive storytelling for a future beyond blogs. People today want to mix media, but the dominant web platforms still separate images, audio and video. With Zeega, anyone can easily create stories with media in the cloud and share these interactive experiences across networks. Little by little, we want to help remake the Internet. To make it a more beautiful place. To make the web’s wilds accessible to anyone for new forms of expression.