First there were story tellers, then books, followed by talking books. Now prepare for ‘on-line serials’. This narrative website device is an attempt to launch Hollywood scripts into cyberspace via dialogue and cursor-responsive action. Microsoft Network has developed the SpokenWorld, described as a forum enabling storytellers to experiment and create innovative on-line stories. There is no written script but viewers engage with images, audio dialogue and real-time music. The first episode, DreamSheet, has been designed by Brett Wickens, creative director of new media at Los Angeles group Frankfurt Balkind Partners. The consultancy’s design serves as a template for subsequent stories at http://spokenworld.msn.com.
New Pentagram partner Yuri Suzuki gives us an insight into his highly experimental work ahead of a talk he will give at Design Indaba in Cape Town, South Africa, later
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As we celebrate 100 years of Bauhaus, we ask designers how the school, its teachings and approaches have influenced their design style or career.