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      Webisodes: Examining the Making of an Emergent Internet Medium

      Proceedings of the 31st International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI 2017) (HCI)
      digital make-believe, with delegates considering our expansive
      3 - 6 July 2017
      Webisode, Internet, IPTV, Video Platform, Video on Demand, Media Production


            For decades, film, video, and television have been entertaining a global audience and delivering important information or news. However, in recent years the Internet added a novel distribution channel for film, bypassing established routes like TV broadcasts and thus, changing the way TV and film are consumed. These scripted episodic and sometimes experimental videos for the web are often labeled as webisodes. While the distribution of webisodes is mainly characterized by on-demand online streaming the act of creating this novel format is highly diverse, highly cooperative and draws heavily on information technology. This work in progress paper is a first step to better understand this community. To this end, we recruited and interviewed eight persons, four producers of traditional films and four producers of webisodes. From our data we derived a set of observations and claims that we use for discussion and future research.


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            July 2017
            July 2017
            : 1-4
            [0001]TU Wien, Multidisciplinary Design Group

            Favoritenstraβe 9-11, Vienna, Austria
            [0002]TU Wien, HCI Group

            Argentinierstraβe 8, Vienna, Austria
            © Ganhör et al. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. Proceedings of British HCI 2017 – Digital Make-Believe. Sunderland, UK.

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            Proceedings of the 31st International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI 2017)
            Sunderland, UK
            3 - 6 July 2017
            Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
            digital make-believe, with delegates considering our expansive
            Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
            Self URI (article page): https://www.scienceopen.com/hosted-document?doi=10.14236/ewic/HCI2017.27
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            Electronic Workshops in Computing

            Applied computer science,Computer science,Security & Cryptology,Graphics & Multimedia design,General computer science,Human-computer-interaction
            Webisode,Internet,IPTV,Video Platform,Video on Demand,Media Production


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