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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 […]

To VR or not to VR: this is not the question

27 Nov

I was at IDFA DocLab earlier in the week and my head is still spinning with VR experiences that showed me the limit between the so called 2D “screen media” and the 3D “immersive media”. I have to admit: I find it difficult to get my own prospective on this change of canvas. What is […]

!F Lab episode 1: StoryBooster

17 May

When stories go interactive it is not only the story that gets fragmented, but the whole production process that needs to accept a new redistribution of roles and creative responsibilities. We now have to include some crucial new players: the designers, the creative technologists, the coders, of course, but also the users – which are now active […]

IDFA DocLab: focus on digital reality

1 Dec

Last year, DocLab had “Interactive reality” in its title, this year it was  “Immersive reality”. We shifted from interactive to immersive, what does this mean? Since our physical reality is already both immersive and interactive, I suppose the novelty here is to question how we want to understand the role of factual storytelling in the […]