According to a report coming from South Korea it seems very likely that the world’s largest smartphone vendor and the country’s superior consumer electronics company Samsung Electronics might terminate its digital camera business very soon. Since the launch of the Tizen-based NX500 camera back in February this year, the camera division of the company hasn’t made any new announcement whatsoever and if the report is to be believed, it has abandoned all marketing-related activities. In the meantime, ever since the launch of the NX-lineup of mirrorless cameras, the camera division of the company is losing money every single year.
Richard Wagner, a German operatist and composer, aimed to transform musical drama to a “gesamtkunstwerk,” which means “total work of art”, more than a century ago. He felt that theater was the superior artform and therefore music should be in subordination to it. The flawed concept of the “total work of art” has had a huge impact on the practice of storytelling, while Wagner’s radical ideas did much to trouble many of his musical contemporaries.
Nowadays, tools of digital storytelling could become “gesamtkunstwerk” for this generation. This is true because today’s audiences have the ability to access huge amounts of highly interactive and specific content online. So you can afford to start dreaming if you’ve got a story to tell. With multimedia storytelling tools there has never been a more appropriate time to discover ways in which to improve your work.