Wednesday, February 06, 2008

MuralCasting - Improving ROA (Return on attention)

I have worked with many talented visioneers whose graphic interpretations of the collective wisdom of people in collaborative sessions or in recording the gist of conversations with interesting thought leaders has been almost a magical experience for me.

For several years I have been discussing with Eileen Clegg (one of my favorite visioneers) a way to bring this magic to the web and incorporate it in the blogging process, and I figured it was about time to share some this magic with you. Here's an example created last year by Eileen Clegg and Jim Schuyler from their Mapping the Edges prototype.

The image shown here was produced by Eileen during her telephone interview with:
Jim Schuyler then post-produced the mural by adding "hotspots" to the image surface which "light up" when moused over,and when clicked on, hyperlink to related audio, video or web resources. The purpose is to give the reader/viewer the big picture of a complex subject by providing an overall map of the context of the subject and an easy way to "dive down" into the map to get access to a richer layer of related multimedia materials.

I would like to add the ability to "embed" murals like these directly onto the blog page as we can now do with YouTube and Slideshare content like this Thoughts Illustrated: Watch This! The creation of a master muralist! , but for the moment to get the experience of Mapping the Edges, you will need to click here:Mapping the Edges - Conferences

Your comments are always welcome.


Francine Hardaway said...

I like it. I don't know if it's what Fast Company has in mind, but it's a great idea to make embeddable blog content. I will be in town next week from the 15-18. Want to get together again, perhaps with Scoble. He should be back from LIFT by then.

dave davison said...

i have corrected this post to give proper credit to Jim Schuyler who coded the Mapping the Edges hotlink method shown in the example. Without intending to do so, in the original post I may have made it seem as though I had created the example.

Sorry Jim - mea culpa!



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