October 19, 2012 by Rekha Murthy
Last year at a conference at MIT's Center for Civic Media, Knight Foundation held a contest for the best media innovation idea that groups of attendees could come up with together. Winner Rekha Murthy blogs here about the launch of her project.
The mission: Make a short video based on a public radio piece and launch it into the webosphere.
The update: Mission accomplished.
Well, almost. Today is the launch. So watch, enjoy, share, and then read on.
This video, “The Emperor’s New Onesie,” is based on an excerpt of an episode from The Longest Shortest Time podcast by Hillary Frank. Hillary teamed up with illustrator Jen Corace and animator Joe Posner for the kind of collaboration from which great work emerges.
Why this project? Why this piece and this producer?
I am a big fan of audio in many forms. I’ve spent years making it and getting it out into the world. But sometimes I envy the phenomenon of viral video in the digital age. Videos go viral constantly. Audio? Not so much, with rare exceptions.