Botticelli Interactive

Botticelli Interactive created many non-linear narrative projects from 1995-2002. Founded by a core group from MIT, the company explored the potential of interactive media in documentary, fiction, and educational applications. Projects like the "Star Festival" web series and "CamKidz" interactive television prototype focused on content development with new medial approaches. PDF FOR DETAIL

Ellen Sebring (Co-Founder and President)
Michael Roper (Co-Founder and Principal)
Glenda Manzi (Principal and Executive Producer)
Scott Shunk (Senior Producer)
Dustin Di Tommaso (Senior Producer)
Andrew Burstein (Designer/Coder)
Stuart Lipsky (Business Manager)
Douglas Tanger (Business Development)
Mia Keinanen (Research/Producer)

Projects include (pictured below):

Star Festival, interactive documentary, Best of Show, MacWorld Expo
Star Network, web series, Distinguished Award by Multimedia Grandprix 2000, Tokyo
CamKidz, interactive television prototype, Institute for Civil Society
Iridium Games, Best of Show, Iridium Booth, Geneva Telecom
Sybase Lab, learning tool
Titian Kiosk, touch screen, Silver Medal, New York Festivals Interactive Multimedia Competition, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Discovery Kiosk, touch screen, Worcester Art Museum
This Place Called Home, interactive documentary, EPA

As for the computer images, they actually are a big deal. The Gardner’s DVD (Digital Video Disk) kiosk allows you to take any element of Europa and blow it up to full-screen size without sacrificing resolution. The Gardner staff have divided the painting into 20 “nuggets” (you can get a list by touching KEY): Europa, the bull (Zeus in disguise), the fish, the putti, the mountains, etc. — each with its own lucid accompanying text.

The “black hole” area toward the lower left is the “Death” nugget; it tells how Titian died, in 1576, from the Plague. Don’t miss “Echoes,” which shows how Titian unifies the painting by repeating thematic elements: the angle of legs, the swirling of drapery, the preponderance of eyes.

You could easily enjoy an hour at the kiosk, but even five minutes before going in to the show will have you poised to compare what Titian and Rubens have done.
— Jeffrey Gantz, on the "Titian Kiosk" in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, “Europa Europa: Another Gardner Thunderbolt: Titian and Rubens,” The Boston Phoenix, Jan. 29-Feb.5, 1998