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POV Hackathon: Five Documentary Prototypes From a Weekend of Hacking

View the prototypes from POV Hackathon: Participate in an online debate with film characters, browse a documentary cookbook, find new meaning in numbers from news headlines, be moved by audio storytelling powered by live news and events, and explore the multimedia branches of a film from 1984.

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Living Los Sures

A screenshot from the "Living Los Sures" prototype developed at POV Hackathon.

Click on the image to interact with a demo of the Living Los Sures prototype developed at POV Hackathon. (The prototype is best viewed in Chrome. Hit the pause button at any point in the video that interests you.)

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Team: Christopher Allen, Andre Almeida, Danny Bowman, Kyle Warren, Lucas Carlisle. Bios »

About the Project: Living Los Sures is a collaboratively produced, interactive documentary that explores the legacy of urban poverty on the increasingly trendy south side of Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood. It seeks not only to capture a diverse collection of important and unusual stories from the neighborhood, but also to create new shared histories and relationships among neighbors. Read a Q&A with the Living Los Sures Hackathon team »

Technology: HTML5, JavaScript, Popcorn.js, Google Maps API, jQuery, Zeega; Final Cut Pro, GitHub, VIM.

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Adnaan Wasey
Adnaan Wasey is the Executive Producer of POV Digital, which leads new storytelling iniatives for the PBS documentary series POV. Follow him on Twitter @adnaanwasey, Google+ or LinkedIn. Five documentaries he's into (today): 1. Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse 2. Hoop Dreams 3. The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters 4. Sweetgrass 5. Last Train Home