'Out of Control' is an experimental interactive television course in which definitions of 'narrative' and 'story' attempt to go 'out of control'.
The end result of the workshop has been three interactive television programmes in which 'control' is relinquished by the makers and empowered to the viewers - to a greater or lesser extent. There were no predetermined outcomes - but because this course is part of the 'interactive Audiovisual Narrative' (IAN) focus area it was essential that storytelling was the main feature of the products made.
Students have been encouraged to go 'out of control' with definitions of narrative and to seek innovative and appropriate technical ways in which the viewer 'takes control' of the viewing experience. The communal aspects of interacting with a live broadcast have been emphasised, rather than uses of high-tech gadgets or set-top boxes. In this respect the programmes would be suitable for broadcast on any network and all viewers would be able to interact if they so wished.
Course leader, lecturer, artistic director: Chris Hales
Tutoring and supervision: Teijo Pellinen
Producer: Pipsa Asiala
Studio Tutors: Pekka Uotila and Taku Kaskela
"Out of Control" is an educational co-production between UIAH Media Lab and KHLIM Communication and Multimedia Design Belgium. To learn more about the actual program of study, click here
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE THREE PROGRAMMES THAT WERE MADE:
THE DADAPHONIC MAGIC SHOW // The making of ...
HIPPIOKE-KARAOKE // The making of ...
KAHDEN VAIHEILLA ('Inbetween') // The making of ...