This interactive online experience was created during Hot Hacks, a weekend of hacking that a project for On Look Films was chosen to participate in as part of Hot Docs. Anna Kipervaser from On Look Films worked together with a team from The Secret Location and Mozilla in Toronto, Canada to create a prototype that features three vignettes in an Interactive “Triptych”, each with a distinct user experience.

This prototype is viewable, with great thanks to the Secret Location team, at http://onlookfilms.com/hothacks. Please keep in mind that it is still a prototype and the elements that work, work best in Google Chrome.

Discover:
A learning experience that began before sunrise and ended after sunset. Throughout the course of a day (corresponding to the five adhans) five characters are discovered and introduced using their locations as markers.

Experience:
A way for the user to move through a map and experience what Cairo feels, sounds, and looks like via gps tagged audio and photographs.

Create:
Calls for the user to create the soundscape of Cairo by clicking on what is at first a white screen; clicking in each location triggers the sound of an individual adhan and visualization through which a faint image of Cairo’s cityscape begins to be revealed, the more you click, the more gets revealed visually and sonically.

[Voices and Faces of the Adhan: Cairo was the working title for CAIRO IN ONE BREATH].

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