I’m working on a (mostly) web-based thing for a performance in November. It’s a retelling of a Pippi Longstocking story: http://southseas.fun
The basic idea is to tell the story in broad strokes (hopefully the story will come through) via basically a series of captioned vignettes that have timed interactive components… and a VOIP party line.
I’m working on each of the sections of the story now – the score, the narration, the “gameplay” – but a prototype is up now. There is also the party line number: 414-410-9811 – this is recorded and will be a source for sound processing, and the medium for a sing-along at the end of the show, but right now it’s just a conference call. (And an icecast stream to nowhere.)
If you have the chance to try the site out as-is now (thank you!) would you please let me know:
- Does it make sound?
- Do pippi’s eyes wiggle?
- Do you see a title card every minute or so?
- Do you hear a swedish lady saying things? (It’s Astrid Lindgren, the creator of Pippi)
- Are the “ding” bell sounds pretty close to starting when the title card is shown, or pretty far off?
(There are 12 channels being broadcast, so multiple devices & browsers will get different sounds.)