Browsing the list of speakers, the thumbnail for CLOUDS caught my attention. It’s an interactive documentary representing open source communities through depicting the stories of invention and discovery of 45 programmers. The team behind CLOUDS consists of James George, an artist who uses computational photography for making portraits and interactive storytelling, and Jonathan Minard, an alum of the Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute who uses an anthropological approach to tell stories of the shifts of science and art.
The use of computational graphics to tell these stories lends an even more cohesive approach to telling these stories. It adds another dimension to the idea of marrying videography, design, and programming.