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The Last Call

this article on Gizmodo about a interactive Movie which uses CellPhone and IVR to interact with a random person in audience and all he /she makes the choices for lead character as story unfolds . you can read the detail here

http://gizmodo.com/5490467/in-this-horror-movie-the-call-comes-from-inside-the-theater

its an interesting use case of Mobile , while the Idea it self is not New .. few year back I saw Famous Ayn Rand Play “Night of January 16th ” which uses somewhat similar technique of audience participation in the shaping story . Mobile Phone offer a way to involve more widespread audience and offer anonymity . this can be an interesting ( and Much needed) twist to existing movie watching experience . Frankly i won’t mind paying a hefty premium for a movie like that .

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The Pangea Day Mission & Purpose

Pangea Day is a global event bringing the world together through film.

Why? In a world where people are often divided by borders, difference, and conflict, it’s easy to lose sight of what we all have in common. Pangea Day seeks to overcome that – to help people see themselves in others – through the power of film.

The Pangea Day Event

Starting at 18:00 GMT on May 10, 2008, locations in Cairo, Kigali, London, Los Angeles, Mumbai, and Rio de Janeiro will be linked for a live program of powerful films, live music, and visionary speakers. The entire program will be broadcast – in seven languages – to millions of people worldwide through the internet, television, and mobile phones.

The 24 short films to be featured have been selected from an international competition that generated more than 2,500 submissions from over one hundred countries. The films were chosen based on their ability to inspire, transform, and allow us see the world through another person’s eyes. Details on the Pangea Day films can be viewed here.

The program will also include a number of exceptional speakers and musical performers. Queen Noor of Jordan, CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, musician/activist Bob Geldof, and Iranian rock phenom Hypernova are among those taking part.

What Will Happen After Pangea Day

People inspired by Pangea Day will have the opportunity to participate in community-building activities around the world. Through the live program, the Pangea Day web site, and self-organized local events, everyday people will be connected with extraordinary activists and organizations.

Many of the films and performances seen on Pangea Day will be made available on the Web and via mobile phone, alongside open forums for discussion and ideas for how to take social action.

A Pangea Day documentary will be created to catalyze future activities, and dozens of talented filmmakers will make strides in their careers.

http://www.pangeaday.org/aboutPangeaDay.php

Registration in Thoughtworks Bangalore at :http://pangeaday.in/index.php?title=Registration

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