About the story
This story is about how fast urban areas are growing. These growing areas aren’t in the west. Of the 100 fastest growing urban areas only two are located in what we call the western world.
In an era where our lives get globally connected through similar culture, mass production and consumption these emerging areas will play a very important role in the near feature.
I’ll try to tell this in a short linear story with the latest photos loaded from Flickr and a map that shows the lights of the world. I love that map.
Try it yourself http://www.wilbertbaan.nl/flickrcities/
“UN figures for urbanisation, published this week in the State of the World 2007 report, show that more than 60 million people – roughly the population of the UK – are added to the planet’s cities and suburbs each year, mostly in low-income urban settlements in developing countries. Unplanned urbanisation is taking a huge toll on human health and the quality of the environment, contributing to social, ecological, and economic instability in many countries.”
The most difficult part in making this animation is to actually tell a complex story in slides. I want to make something that will make you think about things for a while. The previous Flickr project was easy because you didn’t have to pay much attention. It was a collection of things. This one is more a story making it more difficult to make an impression.
The most important thing in interactive storytelling is probably to kill your darlings and only use effects, technology and interactivity if you think it will benefit to the story you want to tell.
Make sure to write out what you want to say. It doesn’t have to be final, but it gives you an idea of what you want to do.
Focus on what you want to say. Focus on the impression your story will have.
All data used in the animation is from this list. Hypernarrative won’t be updated until the first week of March.
Share your best tips and tricks to tell an interactive story? How can I make this better?