Does the design of the interface force the users attention to follow certain lines of focus as opposed to others?

Interface shift the relationship between audience and narrative. You are bale to tell your story by designing the interface. On your interface, you can indicate sort of relation of your content in the project.

In Korsakow, you can use many thumbnails, texts and images consisting of your interface. The point is how you are going to make the database visible and draw the information to audience.

If a shot’s meaning can be changed why create lives when and if the film maker specifically linked the clips together?

In conventional videos, you could edit your footage on your timeline so you are able to create a narrative to illustrate your flashback. You hardly do a flashback in Korsakow due to the program not having a timeline but fragmentary videos on an interface

Ending is kind of the fundamental thing throughout the film. Most time, audiences care about the ending much because a conclusion affects the entire things. How it ends is a reflection of the whole project.

Should sound be used differently in a Korsakow project than in a linear film?

Korsakow is different from all of linear narrative film, it is a fusion of different elements. It is complex meanwhile  it also provides more space for our creativity.Sound is not necessary to synchronise with images as conventional movie does.   Perhaps, doing a non-sync sound can be a hit in Korsakow because it could be amazing.

Week7_Takeaway from lecture


Bogost writes ‘lists do not just rebuff the connecting parts of language but rebuff the connecting of being itself.’ How do lists do this?


The lists seems to be infinite because items of the lists are from around the world. The role of lists is gathering different kind of things. Adrian says, “In that list making, you start to see  there is no center, there is no privilege to it.” We hardly find a relationship in lists as easy as in narrative or language. Lists deny the connections. What we can receive from the lists is a distinct list of item and we can clearly know what they are.

We are listing all the time, especially in our social network. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Flickr are more like a listing machine than a narrative machine. They are certainly no narrative, are certainly not the way of telling story when they give the way to tell stories. Take a flashback to our past posts, we will realise we are actually making our own diary on network platform rather than telling a story. Some people might say “I’m telling my story”, I would say no because they are just listing things on social media. The way of “telling story” actually is shifting the way of telling your life from a book to a open social media. It might be make sense if you show your diary in public.

Week 3_Take away from Lecture_3

At the beginning of the lecture, Adrian very concentrated on the concept of taxonomy. He defines taxonomies as a boxes in which formally categories every different kind of thing. How does plant or animal relate to each other? What sort of this or what sort of that. A serious classification. Adrian, however, points out that what is the measure of these kind of thing? Yes, exactly, the measure. The measure that classifies different species by the speciesmen. They make up a example as a centre (standard) and organise the sequence of this species based on their differences from the centre. However, Adrian’s POV just inspires me what is the measure of this measure? Who set up this measure?

A taxonomy is stereotype. It convinces people to follow the stereotype rules. Speciesmen, THEY seems to be a state of authority that set up rules or quality to classify things or people. What groups. However, as Adrian mentioned, what matters is not whether this is a new species or not, what matters is to recognise that gum trees all vary and so what matters is the extent of the variation, not the fact of variation.

What we do is not understanding the definition of a thing, what we do is to observe and think what things function and how they function. Think out of the boxes of taxonomy to think what they do rather than what they mean. Adrian suggests us to approach closely at individual works and systems and software platforms and services individually and specifically. Understanding the varies is to learn the lessons from them.

The interesting webs Adrian provided to us. The web of MIT’s moment of Innovation is a platform for people to share the historic of creative crafts. It tries to get people here to know more about things of technology. The web offers different kinds of formats of medium, video, collective images, music etc.  On the other hand, The online page of ‘The Johnny Cash Project’ runs with a different concept. There is one video of fascinating juxtapositions on the main page. It seems artful and aesthetic. The web encourages people to create. The staff grapes users’ crafts to produce a montage. A collaborative art crafts is done by users.