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Notification-Based Digital Stories

Luke Munn's 'Monitor' Tells a Tale Through Digital Devices

— May 12, 2017 — Tech
'Monitor' is the name of a digital storytelling experiment from artist Luke Munn that explores the use of notifications for weaving together a narrative.

The story told through Monitor is based on a real-life homicide investigation where police put through a warrant for a person's Amazon Alexa data. As Munn describes: "Though the request was denied, this artwork acts as if it was accepted, using 'smart home' notifications to extrapolate from the evening's events: a few friends, a few drinks, a floating body."

Since the notifications continuously appear on-screen, users are able to use a slider to turn back time, or move forward, in order to help themselves piece together the secrets in this fictional story that each individual smart home device is able to reveal.
Trend Themes
1. Notification-based Digital Stories - Exploring how notifications can be used to create narrative experiences, tapping into consumers' increasing reliance on mobile devices for content consumption.
2. Smart Home Tech in Art and Storytelling - Integrating smart home technologies into creative projects, opening up new possibilities in immersive storytelling.
3. Interactive Narrative Experiences - Creating interactive stories that allow users to control the narrative, increasing engagement and creating a more personalized experience.
Industry Implications
1. Art and Culture - Integrating technology into art and cultural experiences, increasing accessibility and engagement for a wider audience.
2. Entertainment and Media - Using notification-based storytelling in movies, TV shows, and other forms of media to create a more immersive and interactive experience for viewers.
3. Smart Home Technology - Exploring new ways to integrate smart home technology into creative projects, from art installations to immersive theater experiences.
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