RE: Interactive Media Community Group

Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday are all OK here.


From: Chris Needham<>
Sent: Wednesday, February 2, 2022 11:01 AM
To: Reid, Wendy<>; Adam Sobieski<>; Lars Wallin<>; Teixeira, Mateus<>; Zheng Xu<>;<>
Cc:<>;<>; W3C Publishing Community Group<>
Subject: RE: Interactive Media Community Group

Thanks Wendy! Next week could be OK, perhaps Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday?


From: Reid, Wendy <>
Sent: 02 February 2022 15:20
To: Chris Needham <>; Adam Sobieski <>; Lars Wallin <>; Teixeira, Mateus <>; Zheng Xu <>;
Cc:;; W3C Publishing Community Group <>
Subject: Re: Interactive Media Community Group

I think a joint meeting would be a very good idea. I’d recommend bringing in the Publishing Community group as well. (I’ve CC’d the chairs and list).

Finding a date/time that works for most of us shouldn’t be too arduous (she says hopefully), would something next week work?


From: Chris Needham <<>>
Date: Wednesday, February 2, 2022 at 10:15 AM
To: Adam Sobieski <<>>, Reid, Wendy <<>>, Lars Wallin <<>>
Cc:<> <<>>,<> <<>>
Subject: RE: Interactive Media Community Group

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Hi all,

Adam has shared this also with the Media & Entertainment Interest Group, so I wonder if we could invite members of that group too, or possibly organise as a joint meeting?


From: Adam Sobieski <<>>
Sent: 01 February 2022 20:51
To: Reid, Wendy <<>>; Lars Wallin <<>>
Subject: RE: Interactive Media Community Group


Sounds good. Please email me a link for a call.

Thank you. I will also forward this announcement to a W3C publishing-related group.

Best regards,

From: Reid, Wendy<>
Sent: Tuesday, February 1, 2022 2:15 PM
To: Lars Wallin<>; Adam Sobieski<>
Subject: Re: Interactive Media Community Group

Hi Adam!

I am happy to join a call as well, in addition to synchronized media, I’m sure the publishing crowd in general might find this very interesting.


From: Lars Wallin <<>>
Date: Tuesday, February 1, 2022 at 1:59 PM
To: Adam Sobieski <<>>
Cc: "<>" <<>>
Subject: Re: Interactive Media Community Group
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Resent-Date: Tuesday, February 1, 2022 at 1:58 PM

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Hey Adam 🙂👋

More rich story telling to the people! Let's keep things, well, synchronized shall we 😉

How about a chat sometime next week perhaps?

All the best,
Lars Wallin
Product Manager, Founder

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Colibrio Software AB
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On Tue, Feb 1, 2022 at 7:43 PM Adam Sobieski <<>> wrote:
Synchronized Multimedia for Publications Community Group,

Hello. I am pleased to share that a new Community Group has been proposed: the Interactive Media Community Group.

The Interactive Media Community Group is interested in all forms of interactive media, e.g., branching narratives, digital gamebooks, interactive films, and serious games. This group considers and discusses how standardization can support all forms of interactive media. This group may work on a number of deliverables, reports, and specifications.

One of the technologies that the IMCG shall work on is, tentatively, called Advanced Media Processing Language (AMPL).

A rough-draft sketch:

<ampl version="0.1">
      <thread name="default">
          <video src="branch1.webm" />
          <switch src="menu.cml" script="choice.js" onswitch="f1">
            <case value="1">
              <video src="branch2.webm" />
            <case value="2">
              <video src="branch3.webm" />
            <case value="undefined" default="true">
              <video src="branch4.webm" />
          <video src="branch5.webm" />

As you can see, AMPL and synchronized multimedia have some overlap. I am optimistic about opportunities for collaboration between our groups.

If you have a moment, please consider supporting the creation of the new group: . After the proposed Community Group receives five votes in support of its creation, I invite you to also consider joining the group. Thank you.

Best regards,
Adam Sobieski

Received on Wednesday, 2 February 2022 16:08:20 UTC