Bear 71

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Multiuser Interactive Experience
Canada

Artists: Jeremy Mendes and Leanne Allison

Jeremy Mendes and Leanne Allison’s poignant interactive documentary about a bear in the Canadian Rockies illuminates the way humans engage with wildlife in the age of networks, satellites, and digital surveillance. Audiences from around the world can use their smartphones to become part of an interactive forest environment rich with bears, cougars, sheep, deer, and people as they follow an emotional story of a grizzly bear tagged and monitored by Banff National Park rangers.

Produced by Loc Dao, Dana Dansereau, Bonnie Thompson and Rob McLaughlin at the National Film Board of Canada.

Voice Actor: Mia Kirshner
Writer: JB Mackinnon
Executive Producers: Loc Dao, Rob McLaughlin and David
Christensen Installation and Live Event: NFB and Lance Weiler
Interactive Designer and Developer: Jam3
Designer: Aubyn Freybe-Smith