What is Hyv?

Hyv logoOriginally shared/published January 20, 2011

Hyv was originally short for Hypervideo when I coined it 6 (now 10) years ago. It became an architectural (both content architecture and technical architecture) term for the teams I work with for use of and implementation of interactive tv/film/transmedia interface… …where in the data/metadata that would be in the hypervideo would be transportable/interoperable. Further taking it to be “layerable” We have pushed for half a decade for browsers to implement transparent synced layers. The “hyv” layer then would have metadata etc for implementation both with HTML5 & the Hyv layers…making it transferrable to other medium and artifacts. Hyv makes hypervideo/hyperaudio/hypetext/hypersync and AR equal. It makes it easier in our specific implementation for interactive film/television, game development that is heavily based on video and platforms outside the screen including augmented reality, transmedia and multi-platform and artifacts in the real world. It has lead to us creating what we call portkeys, wormholes, & horcruxes (artifacts that are keys in the real world)…That are portals within, into and between stories and productions, that link to the outside world and that link to integrated retail. It has also raised the spectre of varying timecodes/timeclocks in story/audience worlds.
We also have been lately using the term in naming an initiative we have been forming between game developers, filmmakers, journalists, web development etc… to Innovate Storycube content architecture via Transmedia and more integrated forms of Content with geo-location, the cloud, the browser, augmented reality and inventing a new writing format for story inception.

Math – The Passion of Alan Turing

Math
The Passion of Alan Turing

by dl willson
Opening Scene


open to :

A hand… an apple is picked up from a pile.  It is held.  It is injected with a syringe. It is slowly about to be placed on an old kitchen table.  Diane Birch’s “Magic View” plays

( http://open.spotify.com/track/7IoGPqAKsP5ItCqO8ZfVG6)

Ext. Turing Home – Sunrise

We open on a house, in the words of Joyce’s Araby, “at the blind end, detached from its neighbours in a square ground.”  Tracking in slowly we hear a mumble

V.O.

Morcom.

…and the year,”1954″, appears on the screen.  Like pings of noise, or Brad Pitt in Fight Club …there are flashes of frames of the violence of WWII, the holocaust, the great strike, upheaval in India, computer keys being typed, the noise of the city, the iPhone, computers, city streets, celebrations of D-Day, gay pride, Iran twitter feeds, etc.

…and silence, again, as the tracking stops,… framing the lonely English house.

cut to:

Int. Bedroom – continuous

We cut inside to a partial view of a man mumbling in his sleep as the sun is trying to creep around the pulled shades. We see a glimpse of what may seem like a breast…but it is definitively a man’s voice whispering a man’s name.

Alan

Morcom…Please Morcom….please.


We see his shadow wake and exit.

cut to:

Int. Kitchen – moments later

Apples sit on the table in a disorganized kitchen.  The figure passes them.

We see running shoes packed behind others and the figure passes them and steps back into frame looking at them.

Ext. Turing House – soon after

The sun is just rising as Alan Turing, 41, is exiting in proper running clothing, the shape of what seems like breasts show through his thin running shirt.  As he is walking to the road a day worker comes around the corner. Turing sees him and stares for just a moment before heading back into the house.

cut to:

Ext. Turing’s House – later

Turing is about to run from his front yard, when a worker comes walking up the road. Turing turns to head back in.  He drops a large sweater he was carrying but decides not to retrieve it. The worker notices Turing drop the sweater and retrieves it.

Worker

Sir?!


Turing stops and half turns. Smiling large like that of a man who helped his country defeat the biggest evil the modern world had ever seen.

Worker

You dropped your sweater, it’d be big enough

you’d think yo…


The man notices Turing’s small breasts… …and stares before his reaction changes.  Turing sees his reaction but ignores it.

Turing

yes. Well, …I am getting older


Turing chuckles to the man staring in disgust.

Turing (cont.)

I seem to forget things… Well thank you

Worker

What the bollocks is wrong with your…


Turing turns to enter back to his house.

Turing

Thank you.


He heads back toward the house as the man continues on his way.

Int. Turing Kitchen – moments later

The apple is in Turing’s hands as he places it down on the table near the pile from which he had gotten it.  He goes to the window to see if anyone is now in sight.  He puts on the sweater.

cut to:
Ext. English Roadside – Late Morning

We see him running sweating profusely from wearing a large over-sized sweater in the middle of the summer.  His feet get louder as poem rolls over in his head.



Turing (V.O.)

Hyperboloids of wondrous Light
Rolling for aye through Space and Time
Harbour those Waves which somehow Might
Play out God’s holy pantomime

He repeats this over and over to the rhythm of his feet.  As we watch the feet…

fade to:

Ext. Railroad Tracks – Day

…they become a child’s over railroad tracks.  We hear Indian dialects shouting like a market merging and fading from his poem. We see Turing at 8 years old running along tracks with a note in his hand.  It is a telegraph from his parents… He falls.

Superimposed image. of the scene his mother is describing in the telegraph- India in the 20’s and we follow a man arguing with a group of Indian men to place the railroad ties correctly…as they sit watching.  It is Julius Turing…

Anyone who has scene my office when all the strings, maps, script pages and screen captures are all out …or has just read the first 12 scripts (some 250 pages long) of ☾Δμ♇
Knows this will echo familiar. Only ☾Δμ♇
Is bigger …the media extends out cubicly. & anyone who tells you VR can’t have traditional storylines probably has not spent enough time working with actors and narratives in those worlds. VR will not be successful at feature and television as a stand alone device for scripted until it can direct/guide you in an ‘I hokey’ way and it is interoperable and layered with AR and traditional flat screen… Which is coming… Along with mixed reality. Combine that with narratives like Game of Thrones & ☾Δμ♇ and …well the future of media and the web’s best revenue and immersion/art models will have arrived.
https://filmschoolrejects.com/a-song-without-beginning-or-end-881153cffb48#.zak3fbajo – at Hyvquarters

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Here’s the thing… I’ll take an audience’s immersion over the slap wall of celebrity casting for “risk-aversion’ every time. The only “celebrities” I’ll cast are ones whose celebrity doesn’t outshine their immersion… & only in characters that are deeply complex, challenged and juicy where they have to work for it. THAT is how you make shows like Sopranos, Game of Thrones, Hill Street Blues, All in the Family, Downton Abbey. You cast unknowns with vast amounts of empathy and abilities to react rather than ‘act’… I’ll take it 1000x over the misinformed concept of famous people make better films and television. #thecamp #storycube #tv#film #ar #vr #gamedev #ui #ux #mixedreality #integratedretail #ecommerce #interactivemedia #webgl #gamedevelopment #transmedia #transmediaconvergence #indiegamedevelopment #indiefilm – at Hyvquarters

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Here’s the thing… I’ll take an audience’s immersion over the slap wall of celebrity casting for “risk-aversion’ every time. The only “celebrities” I’ll cast are ones whose celebrity doesn’t outshine their immersion… & only in characters that are deeply complex, challenged and juicy where they have to work for it. THAT is how you make shows like Sopranos, Game of Thrones, Hill Street Blues, All in the Family, Downton Abbey. You cast unknowns with vast amounts of empathy and abilities to react rather than ‘act’… I’ll take it 1000x over the misinformed concept of famous people make better films and television. – at Hyvquarters

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Focus. Geo. Vox. Scotty. Dirt. ☾Δμ♇

“…all stories start with walls created by those that came before.” #gillette #reebok #levis #spartan #thecamp #storycube – at Hyvquarters

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Roses in the living room gave me a pretty good slide image to explain the distance and elements of heat and cold in the “prison” construction in #thecamp today. (That it takes both to build a universe)… I like meetings where these are the discussions. Not quite a fan of discussions about all the legal minutiae.

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If I had a dime for every time some exec got on one of these conference calls and said almost the exact same words that Jon Rosenberg and Kim Malone (Scott) asked me 12 years ago as they were about to launch video search… (Back then they were smart questions) & I have to re-explain 12 years of research, filming and experimenting …& everything we learned on the sum of the parts with virtual reality, osmosis,layering, IoT, browser vs. app, OTT vs mesh, geo-fencing parts of hybrid cloud architecture… Etc etc… For an hour…
I unfortunately sometimes start to tear-up because my head and heart is exhausted from corporate ladder or the dated crazy generalized theory that the tech dev culture is the smartest culture about every other thing because they knew the web before the paradigm shift.
There is a difference between a great mechanic and a great driver. Neither may be great at the other… Especially when they barely ever do the others job. But mechanics often trash the driver and drivers too often ignore the mechanic.
At the Hyv I push for everyone to get a taste of numerous jobs so they can have empathy and insight.

Sadly corporate structures tend to not ever have that… In fact like when ill-rounded hubris gets on the phone …it kills comprehensive understanding of a converged production.

#itsonlymonday #andoveralumni – at Phillips Academy Andover

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The audio signal/AR anchor for Lily’s rise. Pretty incredible today. In the midst of battles over intent vs. definition of ‘screen’ … The level of how good this all is.. Is carrying me. #thecamp – at Colcord Pond

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