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A Polish Journey – A web-doc about migration and its legacy

In All posts, Guest posts, i-Docs presents by Anna Wiehl

A Polish Journey, a web based documentary produced by using Klynt, is a highly poetical interactive experience exploring borders, the theme of migration and the legacy it holds for future generations. Focusing its lens on landscape, referencing the romantic poetry of Heinrich Heine and Adam Mickiewicz, documentary filmmaker and media artist Julian Konczak embarks on a journey across the frontiers …

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Qualified (Ambtítol). The university, subject of debate.

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By Carles Sora and Neus Ballús In recent years, the number of people with university qualifications has been enormously increasing. In a society in which each new academic year sees more university degree holders, it is important to reflect on the role that university plays in our lives. Ambtítol is a compilation of the experiences of several former university students; …

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New Dimensions – Exploring Virtual Reality in Africa

In All posts, Guest posts, i-Docs presents, News & Events, Videos by Anna Wiehl

Ingrid Kopp, Senior Consultant at the Tribeca Film Institute describes herself on Twitter as “Endlessly thinking about documentaries, storytelling, audiences, technology, mobile, impact & engagement.” Recently, she’s been guest-curator of Virtual Reality work for the New Dimensions exhibition. i-Docs asked her to describe her involvement in the project. Ingrid writes: I was recently invited by Steven Markovitz at Big World …

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

In All posts, i-Docs presents, News & Events by Jess Linington

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’

In All posts, i-Docs presents, News & Events by Jess Linington

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 All posts, i-Docs presents, News & Events by Jess Linington

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

In All posts, i-Docs presents, News & Events by Jess Linington

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

In All posts, i-Docs presents, News & Events by Jess Linington

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

In All posts, i-Docs presents, News & Events by Jess Linington

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

In All posts, i-Docs presents, News & Events by Jess Linington

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

In All posts, i-Docs presents, News & Events by Jess Linington

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

In i-Docs presents, News & Events by Jess Linington

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!

In All posts, i-Docs presents, News & Events by Jess Linington

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

In All posts, i-Docs presents by Jess Linington

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

In All posts, i-Docs presents by Judith Aston

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 …