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Yesterday I found this interesting Mashable article about digital storytelling. The article featured four projects, two of which really struck my attention: “Bear 71″ and “Welcome to Pine Point.”

Both were produced by Tom Perlmutter, president of the National Film Board of Canada. “This is where social media is interesting, artistically. Because it is so potent on some fundamental emotive level, it provides a completely new way of conceiving the art form,” he told Mashable.

Bear 71

Bear 71 is a multi-user interactive social narrative that observes and records the intersection of humans, nature, and technology. I find browsing through the story not that immediate, but the whole experience is very interesting even though the topic creates a little bit of anxiety in me. But this is my very personal opinion.

Welcome to Pine Point

Welcome to Pine Point is definitely my favourite — I like the story and how they chose to develop the whole interaction.

Both of these interactive videos demand more of a time commitment than you might normally give to online watching, but we would really love to know your opinion of these two projects. Leave a comment below!

* This post was originally published at I>K: Imagination is More Important than Knowledge and was reprinted here with permission.

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