Exploring Place Via Cross-Platform Storytelling
How do you tell the story of a PLACE? New technologies like geo-tagging, location-aware devices, interactive video and augmented reality are being combined with traditional storytelling methods like documentary film, allowing us to explore the world in richer, more in-depth ways than ever before. Using these tools and techniques, creators can now fully consider a location itself as one of the “main characters” in their narratives.
Panelists will include practitioners and technologists who are creating the next generation of stories where place is a key actor, and who are wrestling with how to create immersive stories that transport audiences to a place. Hear from storytellers and techies about some innovative approaches to this growing practice.
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- Other than simply the ability to geo-tag, why has “place” become an increasingly important centerpiece for storytelling?
- What are some new ways that storytellers are considering “place” when developing projects and what new tools are being developed to enhance place-based storytelling?
- How are fictional and nonfiction storytellers using these tools differently or the same?
- How are tried-and-true storytelling or public exploration methods combining with new technologies to create new place-based experiences? How are these experiences changing citizens’ perceptions of their own areas or outsiders’ preconceived notions of an area?
- What are the social implications of location-based storytelling? How can this type of narrative experience help address an area’s specific social, economic, or cultural challenges?
- Liz Nord, Documentary filmmaker & multimedia producer, independent
- Mike Knowlton, CTO, StoryCode.org
- Aina Abiodun, CEO, StoryCode
- Mark Harris, Director of Platform Engineering, Broadcastr
- Danny Harris, Folklorist, People's District
Liz Nord, Documentary filmmaker & multimedia producer, independent
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