A program of short stories that would never have existed without the internet.
Can you survive the hardships of poverty, unemployment and homelessness?
Work hard. Do the right thing. Homelessness is something that will never happen to me. Sometimes, all it takes is one life-changing experience to land you on the streets: a job loss, death of a loved one, divorce, natural disaster, or serious illenss.
Next thing you know, a chain of events send things spiraling out of control.
How would you cope?
Where would you go?
What would you do?
Figure something out, right?
SPENT is a webgame about short-term personal finance, or the daily need to pinch pennies just to keep food on the table and provide a small levee against emergencies. The game was launched in February 2011 as a collaboration between McKinney and Urban Ministries of Durham to challenge people to think about poverty and homelessness.
IDFA DocLab is the New Media program of the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA). Since 2007, the program showcases new forms of documentary storytelling and interactive media art, both online and offline. During the IDFA Festival in November, DocLab presents a competition program for Digital Documentary Storytelling, live cinema events, interactive installations, workshops and industry panels. The program is open to all media that can be used to tell a documentary story.