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We are pleased to announce the launch of Freedomâ€™s Ring, a Scalar-based, interactive experience of Martin Luther King, Jr.â€™s â€œI Have a Dreamâ€ speech. Produced by the King Institute at Stanford for the 50th anniversary of Kingâ€™s Speech, Freedomâ€™s Ring allows viewers to compare the written and spoken speech, explore multimedia images, listen to movement activists, and uncover historical context.
Freedomâ€™s Ring is a custom-designed website which pulls its content from Scalar via the open API, enabling the interface to be tailored to the content at hand. The project contains an interactive transcript that highlights differences between the way Kingâ€™s speech was delivered and how it was originally written. To capture these differences, Scalar was used to annotate every phrase of the speech, following Kingâ€™s own cadences. Each annotation contains both the spoken and written versions of the phrase (if they differ), plus markup that distinguishes the two for display. Key words in the transcript are linked to questions illuminating the context of the speech, and each question is a Scalar path containing short explications of related topics, with extensive use of video and images to shed additional light on the subject matter.
— Vectors Journal, August 27th, 2013
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