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Research: Film, Television & Digital Media

Bodies for a Global Brain


The pilot episode of Bodies for a Global Brain was one of two productions resulting from TFT's participation in Google's Glass Creative Collective and the corresponding two-semester course, Location-Based and Audience-Aware Storytelling, taught by REMAP's Jeff Burke. A web series written by graduate film student Eben Portnoy, as a collaboration with students from a variety of UCLA schools ‒ Computer Science, Business, TFT, etc. ‒ Global Brain was an experiment in how dialogue is created and how this process can be impacted by online audiences.

The course was designed to guide students through the process of conceptualizing, authoring, producing and distributing "next generation" experiences, allowing the possibilities of wearable technology to expand and rebuild narrative conventions. REMAP researchers collaborated with the students throughout the process, and provided key project management and extensive technical support.

UCLA Newsroom article.

Burke, Jeff and Stein, Jared J.
“Location-Based and Audience-Aware Storytelling.” arXiV: http://arxiv.org/abs/1609.07848.