Special Issue "Immersive Multimedia"

A special issue of Information (ISSN 2078-2489). This special issue belongs to the section "Information Applications".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2018)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Andrew Perkis

Department of Electronic Systems, Norwegian University of Science andTechnology, Norway
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Interests: immersive media technology experiences; sensor based digital storytelling; art and technology; art in public spaces; change management and business modelling for the creative and media industry; multimedia signal processing

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Digital storytelling is at the heart of new digital media and the ability to tell stories in various formats for multiple platforms is becoming increasingly important. The drive today is towards creating immersive and interactive digital stories for a diversity of services and applications, spanning from pure entertainment through art, edutainment and training towards digital signage and advertising. Immersive media explores the convergence of art, media and technology. The objective of this Special Issue to present the state-of-the-art in immersive media, share experiences of a cross disciplinary approach to understand how the real becomes unreal and the unreal becomes reals, explore new exciting application areas, and introduce new research challenges and opportunities for reaching the ultimate goal of having new immersive media able to provide us all with a sense of being there.

Prof. Andrew Perkis
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • New digital media
  • Sensor based digital storytelling
  • Mixed realty
  • Quality of Experience
  • Art and technology

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Open AccessArticle Multimedia Storytelling in Journalism: Exploring Narrative Techniques in Snow Fall
Information 2018, 9(5), 123; https://doi.org/10.3390/info9050123
Received: 23 April 2018 / Revised: 5 May 2018 / Accepted: 14 May 2018 / Published: 16 May 2018
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News stories aim to create an immersive reading experience by virtually transporting the audience to the described scenes. In print journalism, this experience is facilitated by text-linguistic narrative techniques, such as detailed scene reconstructions, a chronological event structure, point-of-view writing, and speech and
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News stories aim to create an immersive reading experience by virtually transporting the audience to the described scenes. In print journalism, this experience is facilitated by text-linguistic narrative techniques, such as detailed scene reconstructions, a chronological event structure, point-of-view writing, and speech and thought reports. The present study examines how these techniques are translated into journalistic multimedia stories and explores how the distinctive features of text, image, video, audio, and graphic animations are exploited to immerse the audience in otherwise distant news events. To that end, a case study of the New York Times multimedia story Snow Fall is carried out. Results show that scenes are vividly reconstructed through a combination of text, image, video, and graphic animation. The story’s event structure is expressed in text and picture, while combinations of text, video, and audio are used to represent the events from the viewpoints of news actors. Although text is still central to all narrative techniques, it is complemented with other media formats to create various multimedia combinations, each intensifying the experience of immersion. Full article
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