Storytelling 2.0

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For decades, Disney, has been a leader in inspiration. Disney’s latest mission is to bring story books to life through a device called HideOut, a smartphone-sized, handheld projector that produces 3D moving images on the pages of a story book. There is no app to launch or required view finder, just attach the mini projector to your smart phone. Your child can move the projector around the page as you read and watch the animated story unfold. HideOut functions by having a camera track that processes hidden IR-printed codes in the pages of the book, which then triggers pre-programmed animations. Although it’s not available yet, HideOut is a model for a future in which smartphones have onboard micro-projectors as standard equipment.

What sparks our fire: A deeper level of control, engagement and freedom in storytelling.

How will this contribute to how the next generation forms, delivers and shares stories?


-Canopy Team

Tweet maps

Locals vs Tourists

Languages used

Smart phones used

Eric Fischer and MapBox generated amazing visual maps made of metadata from 280 million New York tweets going back to 2011. The first, maps tweets sent by locals (those in NY for more than one month) and tourists (those in NY for less than one month). Popular tourist tweet locations included the World Trade Center site, the Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island Ferries and Staten Island Ferry. The next map captured the languages used in tweets. Although English and Spanish topped the list, the remainder included a wide variety of languages. The last map displayed that the majority of tweets were sent using iPhone and Android mobile devices.

What sparked our fire: The visual representation of social media.

What other social media data would you like to see visually represented?


-Canopy Team