Associate Dean and Professor of Digital Media at Georgia Tech Janet Murray Talked to NPR at the New Yorker’s tech fest event about the possibilities of interactive television through her experimental television lab which she leads here at Georgia Tech. She speaks about why she chose the medium of Television as a means of studying interaction. She also discusses what the narrative storytelling could look like in the future.
Her interview begins at the 3:00 minute mark on the Podcast! Check it out here: http://bit.ly/2dMfUhn
Her ETV Lab here at Georgia Tech explores the future of narrative forms in the new digital medium that is emerging as TV converges with computational formats. The lab prototypes applications on current and hypothetical platforms, using narrative material drawn from actual and planned television shows and by creating its own narratives specifically designed for interactivity. Drawing on students in the Georgia Tech’s graduate program in Digital Media, the group has prototyped interactive video applications for delivery on the internet, DVD, and consumer TV platforms. Her vision for her lab is shared here: http://etv.gatech.edu/vision/
Janet Murray is an emerita trustee of the American Film Institute (active 2000-2009) and the board of directors of the George Foster Peabody Award (active 2006-2013), and a frequent consultant on digital media trends and curricular programs. In 2010 Prospect Magazine named her one of the “Top Ten Brains for the Digital Future.”
Murray is the author of Hamlet on the Holodeck: The Future of Narrative in Cyberspace(Free Press, 1997; MIT Press 1998), which has been translated into 5 languages, and is widely used as a roadmap to emerging broadband art, information, and entertainment environments,and Inventing the Medium: Principles of Interaction Design as a Cultural Practice (MIT Press, 2011) which has been hailed by Henry Jenkins as “an epic accomplishment, one which we will all be mining for years to come.” Her projects have been funded by IBM, Apple Computer, Intel Corporation, Motorola Research, Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco/Scientific Atlanta, the Annenberg-CPB Project, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the National Science Foundation.