Database Cinema Software

Database Cinema Software

Working with lecturers Struan Ashby and Roy Parkhurst I'm currently developing a Flash based software engine for the authoring and playback of video from a database of clips.

"As a cultural form, database represents the world as a list of items and it refuses to order this list. In contrast, a narrative creates a cause-and-effect trajectory of seemingly unordered items (events). Therefore, database and narrative are natural enemies. Competing for the same territory of human culture, each claims an exclusive right to make meaning out of the world." - Lev Manovich

(2007)