The OoM Format

The format of participatory performance in Opera of Meaning (OoM) (c) is based on the following strata:

A. Main story - provides the back bone of the dramatic presentation. It consists of a narrative rendering as video, music or text and an associated time-line for controlling the other elements of OoM

B. Related materials - collection of associated materials such as images, text, sounds or videos that might be invoked in parallel with the main story and displayed in separate windows or on dedicated screens

C. Directed participation - tools for engaging the audience by providing access the performance and between themselves.

Example scenarios:

Concert notes:
A. Main story is a single fixed performance such as a film or concert.
B. Information about the current scene are dynamically fed to users (downlink)
C. No participation instructions are provided

Inte cinema:
A. Main story consists of narration, monologues, dialogues and actions of the main characters
B. Surrounding screens provide the back drop / setting of the main story. It provides the time and place for the events and the main story in context
C&D. None

Non-linear / interactive Film:
A. Main story displays film scenes
B. None
C. User controls the selection of next scene from a database of possible continuations (uplink)
D. None

A. Main story is the presentation or lecture
B. Related contents contain slides of the presentation
C&D. None

C. User

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