In the rush for ‘proper broadband’ video, IPTV and suchlike, are we not forgetting something? The potentially profoundly hypertext nature of the web? What about the possibilities for delivering a richly interactive multimedia exploration? And I don’t mean computer games or clunky ‘e-learning’ packages, I mean the emotionally-engaging interactive form that was so painstakingly brought to a high art in some of the multimedia CD’s of the 1990s?

As well as the potential to now add rich physics to such multimedia (via plug-in physics cards for PC’s), it seems we could even finally get the chance to add other senses such as smell to the multimedia mix.

[tags]creative industries[/tags]