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My Alternate Realities @Doc/Fest 2017

13 Jun

Every year, Sheffield welcomes la crème de la crème of the documentary world to its Doc/Fest – digital factual included. So for the past ten years, it has been a handy way for me to sense the evolution of the interactive factual market and reflect on where it might go next. This year I could […]

The ups and downs of interactive factuals

13 Mar

I have just returned from the Doc Tank Laboratory in Prague, where I was invited to mentor 5 interactive projects and lead them from concept to pitch in 4 days. Luckily enough, organizer Miriam Ryndová had lined up a great team of experts: William Uricchio (MIT Open Doc Lab), Arnau Gifreu (Transmedia Expert), Suzanna Lotz […]

The next generation of digital storytellers

23 Jan

  As we are launching a brand new MA in digital and interactive storytelling at Westminster University (disLAB), we have been internally debating which are the essential skills that the next generation of storytellers will need in order to succeed in our digital media landscape. The disLAB team, Dr David Dunkley Gyimah, Dr Massimiliano Fusari and myself, are […]

Reclaiming digital narrative

22 Nov

I had a few sleepless nights lately. First Brexit, then Trump, and all this in a context that was already destabilized by ISIS terrorism, a war in Syria, and Putin’s resurgence. A certain historic déjà vu of populism, protectionism and isolationism winning over openness and diversity, the fear of globalization and economic crisis dividing countries […]