Category Archives: Storytelling

Making Virtual Reality, a Reality

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While attending Internet Week New York 2015 last month, I took in the prescient panel entitled “Virtual Reality: The New Hub for Storytelling”.  The participants, Mike Woods Executive Creative Director and Head of VR Studio at Framestore, David Payne Chief Digital Officer ...

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Take 5: Opening up the museum – towards personalization

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One of our great modern conundrums, and not just in museums is; Are we using technology for the sake of it? And how can we make sure it benefits our overall experience, rather than detracts? How can it open new ...

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Five Things: “Sticky” Beginnings

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With audio, apps, games, and immersive theater all trying to give audiences the opportunity to become storytellers, we’ve been sharing the work of producers who are making the creative process itself ever more audience driven. What ways can we breathe new ...

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Five Things: “Sticky” Motion

How is it that an image, a space, a passage of text, or an exhibition touches a nerve and creates a 'sticky' memory - one that stays with you many hours, days, even years later? In a series of posts, we'll ...

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Maptime: The New Storyteller

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   “Without the aesthetic, the computer is but a mindless speed machine, producing effects without substance, form without relevant content, or content without meaningful form.” - Paul Rand If you haven’t already noticed, there is an explosion of maps and data visualizations ...

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A Story Grows in Brooklyn

A warm winter's welcome to NY Media Lab

By Miranda J. Smith   On a recent (and very frigid!) Friday night, I trekked to the multimedia epicenter of DUMBO in Brooklyn to participate in a highly collaborative process of creating and thinking about stories. About 12 other hardy souls also made ...

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