November 7, 2013

Insomniac’s iBook, Remembering Tiananmen, wins AIB award in London

In partnering with Radio Free Asia (RFA), Insomniac Design's work for Remembering Tiananmen won a top award in the category of Innovative Production Technology at the International Media Excellence Awards, held by the Association of International Broadcasters (AIB). Remembering Tiananmen is a fully interactive book for the tablet market. The publication gathers audio eyewitness accounts, historic “RFA exclusive” photography and video, and archive news photography. It pairs these previously published items with specially commissioned text, custom maps and diagrams. The heart of the book is an interactive timeline that allows the reader to navigate events chronologically, in addition to traditional chapter-based browsing. Through the multimedia interface, the viewer not only reads the narrative facts of events, but also experiences the sights and sounds of Beijing in the spring of the horrific 1989 events.