Experiments in digital storytelling
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.
Production and software by Cogapp.
With thanks to the following institutions
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 giantsGustave 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 UniversityThe 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.