Design Activity 9 Blog

This past week in class we explored the effectiveness of interactive cinema in telling a story through both the reading selections as well as through the Haiti Disaster interactive movie.  The Haiti movie offered the audience to live the 2010 earthquake disaster through the perspectives of three different people who would have been on the ground in the immediate aftermath of the earthquake.  Each perspective followed a unique timeline that changed as the user advanced through the film based on how the user answered the prompts.  This was a style of storytelling that I had not worked with prior to interacting with the movie and I enjoyed the challenge that it presented to me as I advanced through two of the three perspectives.  Being able to envision how you would react to a situation such as the Haiti earthquake is an interesting way to put the audience into a more active role in the storytelling process which I feel can be effective when attempting to tell the story of  events like the earthquake.