|2013||Mark Thompson,Michael Epstein|
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With John Lennon: The Bermuda Tapes we set out to push what storytelling could be on the iPad. We set out to create an immersive experience through interactivity in hopes that the audience would form an intimate connection with John and his journey.
Mark Thompson, Author.
“John Lennon: The Bermuda Tapes” is an interactive app that tells the story of John Lennon’s life-changing journey sailing through a Mid-Atlantic storm to Bermuda in June 1980, the profound creative discovery he experienced during his time on the island, and his artistic collaboration with his wife, Yoko Ono, who was at home in New York at the time.
Upon launch, the user is presented with two paths: One is a conventional narrative archive in which the user can listen to unreleased recordings John made in Bermuda, view never-before-seen photos, and hear interviews about his creative process. The second path tells the story of John’s sailing trip to Bermuda and accounts from his time there in unique fashion, taking advantage of capabilities only found on the iPad and iPhone. Utilizing gyro, touch, and voice activation, users are meant to forge a more intimate engagement to John’s story through interaction.