A selection of projects authored with Scalar.
Freedom’s Ring Direction and Art by Evan Bissell, Design and Programming by Erik Loyer
Freedom’s Ring, produced by the King Institute at Stanford for the 50th anniversary of King’s Speech, is a Scalar-based, interactive experience of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech which allows users to compare the written and spoken speech, explore multimedia images, listen to movement activists, and uncover historical context.
Freedom’s Ring is a custom-built website which pulls its content from Scalar via the open API but features a front-end designed in HTML5. Pulling content from Scalar’s open API enables the interface to be tailored to the content at hand. The project contains an interactive transcript that highlights differences between the way King’s speech was delivered and how it was originally written. To capture these differences, Scalar was used to annotate every phrase of the speech, following King’s own cadences. Each annotation contains both the spoken and written versions of the phrase (if they differ), plus markup that distinguishes the two for display. Key words in the transcript are linked to questions illuminating the context of the speech, and each question is a Scalar path containing short explications of related topics, with extensive use of video and images to shed additional light on the subject matter.
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