Cambridge City Symphony

(Executive Producer: François Penz; Producer/Director/Editor: Stavros Alifragkis; Interaction & Interface: Tom Bridges & Roland Woolner (Split Image); Narrator: Mark Breeze; Original music composed and performed by Andrew Lovett)

Cambridge City Symphony is an interactive updating of the great montage-based genre of the 1920s, enabling visitors to explore the city interactively at different times of day, through their own choice of topic and length, creating associations and routes using visual means combined with a variety of audio tracks.

‘Visually attractive, engaging - more tangible than a guide book: very interesting to tailor your own programme. It makes you feel that you are part of it, controlling it, putting something of yourself in it … personal.’

See: Lohse, Ludvig, Sussner, Julia and Thomas, Maureen. 2007. 'Gormenghast Explore: Interactive TV Drama'. Artur Lugmayr & Piotr Golebiowski(ed.) Interactive TV: A Shared Personal Experience. TICSP Adjunct Proceedings of EuroITV 2007, 181-182. Tampere: Tampere International Center for Signal Processing.

Sussner, Julia, Thomas, Maureen and Richens, Paul. 2006. 'Patterning reconfigurable narrative: interactive cinema as architectural elevation within 3D interactive digital environments' Digital Creativity, 17.4 pp 243-256.

Lohse, Ludvig and Thomas, Maureen. 2005. 'Storytelling for the Small Screen: Traditional TV vs. Interactive Entertainment - Authoring and Producing Reconfigurable Screen Narrative for sit-back Enjoyment', and Sussner, Julia and Thomas, Maureen. 2005. 'Interactivity and Digital Environments: Designing a Storymap for Gormenghast Explore'. in Lecture Notes on Computer Science vol. 3805. TIDSE (Technologies for Interactive Digital Storytelling and Entertainment) Proceedings: Virtual Storytelling 2005. Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer.

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