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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

More digital innovation

Gosh, it's not stopping at the mo. Is it a pre-Easter push? These two play with new ways of telling stories:

1. The City Speaks - Radio 4 and BBC Film Network's collaboration, where films broadcast on the latter will be soundtracked by the former. Everything's based on a Peter Ackroyd short story. The two radio plays are broadcast today and tomorrow, and the films are online now. Not sure how catch up on both of these will be possible via iPlayer, but no doubt a way will be found.

2. Penguin's 'We Tell Stories' project - six authors tell six stories, inspired by six other classic stories, using various digital tools, including layered maps. The first one, Charles Cumming's 'The 21 Steps' unfolds on Google Maps. You literally trace the steps the protagonist is taking. It's weirdly disorientating. But compelling.

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