Collapsus Walkthrough from SubmarineChannel
The last time I spoke with Tommy Pallotta, he was in Texas producing Richard Linklater's A Scanner Darkly, based on the 1977 Philip K. Dick novel. That was in 2006. Now he's in Amsterdam, where he recently directed a documentary for VPRO, one of several Dutch public broadcasters. Set in the near future, Collapsus is a fictional story about what happens when the world starts to run out of oil. (Spoiler alert: nothing pretty.) But what really bends the rules is its format—not a single video stream but a three-part window that lets you skip from interactive map to live action and animated video to interactive "news reports" from the future. It's a deep media hybrid designed to engage people in a way television does not.