Ken Burns Documentary Tool Showcases American History Through The Director’s Eyes

Ken Burns Documentary Tool Showcases American History Through The Director’s Eyes

Ken Burns' iPad app approaches his documentaries through themed categories, drawing new points of intersection across existing content.

Kristen Nozell
  • 11 march 2014

Ken Burns fans can rejoice at the release of an iPad app that offers a new way to explore American history through the acclaimed director and producer’s documentaries. Simply titled Ken Burns, the platform brings together content from across all of the films in a new way, with clips organized chronologically and by themes, such as Innovation, Art and Hard Times. Along with the clips from existing films, the app features brand new interviews with Burns that introduce the themed collections. The app was designed by Brooklyn-based digital agency Big Spaceship in collaboration with Burns and his longtime colleague Don MacKinnon.

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