Friday, August 20, 2010

History, Documentary, iPod -- a walking tour in Boston

From the July/August 2010 issues of "Humanities" (National Endowment for the Humanities), a report by Craig Lambert on Walking Cinema: Murder on Beacon Hill -- an iPod app offering a walking tour that explores an 1849 murder in Boston. The tour was co-produced by Eric Stange, director of Murder at Harvard, a broadcast documentary (PBS's American Experience) -- which in turn is built around historian Simon Schama's book, Dead Certainties, which looks at the murder and how historians piece together narratives.

The app is available from Untravel Media. (See also Ryan Gilbey's article for The Guardian: "The first film made for the iPhone: Is this the start of a whole new cinematic genre"?)

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