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Representing the unfilmable: Nonny de la Peña on VR & ‘immersive journalism’

From a realisation that the digital sense of presence is a powerful thing, to being dubbed the ‘Godmother of VR’, Nonny de la Peña took us through her experiments in ‘immersive journalism’ at a recent lunchtime talk in Bristol, followed by a Q&A with DCRC director Mandy Rose. — It was an account of a ‘rape in cyberspace‘ that first drew Nonny’s …

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i-Docs presents: Nonny De la Peña: Experiments in VR & ‘immersive journalism’

5th June 2015 1.00PM, Cinema 3, Watershed, Bristol  Dubbed the “Godmother of VR” and named by FastCompany’s CoCreate as “…one of the 13 people who make the world more creative”, Nonny De la Peña is pioneering the use of virtual reality gaming techniques that offer fully immersive experiences of news stories. She has created a number of ‘immersive journalism’ pieces including …

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Challenging climate change: The power of games to fight real-world problems

In 2007 Ken Eklund created World Without Oil, the first major alternate reality game which used a socially relevant theme to drive the story. The game sketched out the overarching conditions of a realistic oil shock, then called upon players to imagine and document their lives under those conditions. Compelling player stories and ideas were incorporated into the official narrative …

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Free talk! Multi-linear documentary: tools & processes for creative practice

6th May 2015 4.00PM, Pervasive Media Studio, Bristol  Next week we are holding a free talk in the Pervasive Media Studio with Hannah Brasier. Hannah is a PhD candidate in the School of Media and Communication, at RMIT University, in Melbourne, Australia. She is also a member of the nonfiction Lab. Her project-based research is developing potential models of online interactive video practice …

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i-Docs presents: Matt Adams (Blast Theory) – A Message from Karen

29th April 2015 6.30PM, Watershed, Bristol  We’re pleased to announce that following their installation at Tribeca Storyscapes, Blast Theory’s co-founder Matt Adams will be in Bristol to talk about their latest project Karen. Blast Theory makes games, performances and installations online, on the street and on mobile. Drawing on popular culture, their work often blurs the boundaries between the real and the …

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Ingrid Kopp: A Field Guide to Interactive Storytelling

During the summer Ingrid Kopp, Director of Digital Initiatives at the Tribeca Film Institute, came to the Watershed, Bristol to give a talk on interactive storytelling. For members of the i-Docs community who weren’t able to attend, we’re pleased to be able to offer the full transcript, full of brilliant examples and analysis of these new forms of storytelling. Enjoy. Mandy Rose: …

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i-Docs presents: multimedia designer and visual artist Oscar Raby

24th October 2014  1PM, Pervasive Media Studio, Bristol We’re pleased to announce that multimedia artist and interactive storyteller Oscar Raby is coming to Bristol to deliver a lunch time talk at the Pervasive Media Studio. Creator of the innovative and moving Assent project, Oscar is using virtual reality to tell the story of his father’s experiences in Chile during the …

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i-Docs presents Ingrid Kopp: A field guide to interactive storytelling

Technology has always changed how we tell stories but something extraordinary is happening at the moment. The speed of technological progress, coupled with the web and social media, has led to a host of new storytelling possibilities. The new storytelling paradigm has been described as participatory, cross-platform, immersive, transmedia, and interactive. But what kinds of stories are possible now? This …

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Don’t miss out! Dates for your diary

The summer is definitely here and with it comes news of some fantastic events and some unmissable opportunities. Here’s a few that have caught our eye, but have we missed something out? If you think so, please let us know via the comments, Facebook or Twitter – we look forward to hearing from you! The Digital Pitch Got an idea …

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i-Docs lab at Open City Docs Fest!

Open City Docs Fest is almost here and here at i-Docs we are pleased to announce we are running a lab on Saturday 22 June! The i-Docs Lab is a session dedicated to the interactive documentary form. How can the web be used to offer new opportunities to speak about the real? How can documentary use digital interactivity to transform …

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DCRC & Pervasive Media Studio present: Transmedia for Change

UWEs Digital Cultures Research Centre and The Pervasive Media Studio  present a very special, one-off lunchtime talk with Ken Eklund. From World Without Oil to Ed Zed Omega and Evoke (and Future Coast, upcoming), much of Ken’s work enlists the hypothetical context of Alternate Reality Gaming (ARG) to pose questions about social change and societal challenges. He’ll discuss “authentic fiction,” the art of designing for mass participation, and the potential of play …

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i-Docs Lab goes to Nyon

I have just returned from delivering the i-Docs Lab to twenty up and coming i-docs professionals in Switzerland. This was a five-day workshop, aimed at audiovisual professionals from across Europe to help them to innovate their productions, to keep up-to-date with the evolution of audience behaviour and to raise competitiveness. My role was to introduce the concept of interactive documentary to …

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Digital Bristol week: i-Docs lab

A couple of weeks ago, i-Docs presented at the BBC Digital Bristol week, if you missed it don’t worry – we have all the talks here courtesy of the BBC: [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDmV37WENIc] Judith Aston, Sandra Gaudenzi, and Mandy Rose – i-Docs Lab 1: Key Concepts for Understanding i-Docs [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXnygjofVGc] Max Whitby – i-Docs Lab 2: Meet the Producers of …

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No i-Docs conference this year, but lots of Labs!

Yes, it is official, no conference this year, no illuminating talks and friendly drinks at the Watershed this March in Bristol… We have decided to take a pause, after two very successful i-Docs, and reconsider what to do next, and how to do it. The good news: we will be back soon. We are looking at ways to make i-Docs …

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The i-Docs Lab

i-Docs is proud to announce the i-Docs Lab! As more people were approaching us to disseminate our knowledge about the growing i-docs world, we decided to create a modular Lab format to be offered to both companies and conferences/festivals. The i-Docs Lab is modular workshop where we invite people to expand their understanding of what an i-doc is and use …