Experiments in digital storytelling

By Cogapp

Storiiies

About Storiiies

This site, created for a presentation at the IIIF conference at the Vatican Library in June 2017, and updated for Museums and the Web 2018, showcases our recent experiments in digital storytelling using modern digital image technologies.

Examples

1. Holbein's Ambassadors

Hans Holbein the Younger, The Ambassadors, licensed from The National Gallery, London. Text by Cogapp, adapted from an interactive essay originally published in the Micro Gallery by the National Gallery.

2. Medieval Arab Horsemanship

Illustrations from Nihāyat al-su’l wa-al-umnīyah fī ta‘allum a‘māl al-furūsīyah, Public Domain, sourced from Qatar Digital Library. Text by Cogapp.

3. Tarantula Hawk wasp

The story of the tarantula-eating hemipepsis heros wasp, copyright Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove. Text by Lee Ismail, Curator of Natural Sciences, Booth Museum of Natural History

4. Dante meets the giants

Illustration by Gustave Doré, Public Domain sourced from Wikimedia Commons. Verse from Henry Francis Cary's Inferno, Public Domain sourced from archive.org.

5. The biography of a family portrait

Johan Zoffany's painting of the Drummond Family. Public Domain, sourced from Yale Center for British Art. Text adapted from YCBA materials by Cogapp.

Credits

Production and software by Cogapp.

International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF): details at iiif.io
Image viewer: Open Seadragon
IIIF image server: IIPImage

With thanks to the following institutions

The National Gallery
Qatar Digital Library
Booth Museum of Natural History
Wikimedia Commons
Nationalmuseum Sweden
Yale Center for British Art

Full item credits

1. Holbein's Ambassadors

Image: © Copyright The National Gallery, London 2018: REPRODUCTION RIGHTS Hans HOLBEIN the Younger Jean de Dinteville and Georges de Selve ('The Ambassadors') Google Gigapixel image, licensed for use on http://storiiies.cogapp.com/ in perpetuity.

The Ambassadors, National Gallery Online Collection

Text: Cogapp. Adapted from an interactive essay originally published in the Micro Gallery CD-ROM by the National Gallery.

2. Medieval Arab Horsemanship

Images: Public Domain sourced from the Qatar Digital Library.

نهاية السؤل والامنية في تعلم أعمال الفروسية Nihāyat al-su’l wa-al-umnīyah fī ta‘allum a‘māl al-furūsīyah أقصرائي، محمد بن عيسى بن إسماعيل الحنفي Aqṣarā’ī, Muḥammad ibn ‘Īsá ibn Ismā‘īl al-Ḥanafī, British Library: Oriental Manuscripts, Add MS 18866, in Qatar Digital Library

Text: Cogapp. Based on: A Mamluk Manuscript on Horsemanship, British Library blog post by Colin F. Baker, Lead Curator, Middle Eastern Studies (CC BY)

3. Tarantula Hawk wasp

Image: © Copyright Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove. Content supplied directly.

Text: Lee Ismail, Curator of Natural Sciences, Booth Museum of Natural History. Content supplied directly.

4. Dante meets the giants

Image: Public Domain sourced from Wikimedia Commons. Digitally restored by Adam Cuerden

Gustave Doré's illustrations to Dante's Inferno, Plate LXV: Canto XXXI: The titans and giants.

Text: Public Domain sourced from archive.org. Scanned from the Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University

The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri, Translated by Henry Francis Cary. With Introduction and explanatory notes by the translator. Revised Edition. New York, P.F. Collier & Son. 1900
5. The biography of a family portrait

Images: Public Domain sourced from The Yale Center for British Art.

The Drummond Family ca. 1769, Johan Joseph Zoffany, oil on canvas. YCBA Online COllection.

Text: Cogapp. Adapted from Angus Trumble (2007-01) and Jessica David (2012-02), YCBA. Other material sourced from Wikipedia the Royal Bank of Scotland history site

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