Storytelling in 360° Sound: Audio Orchestrator

Thomas Hetherington

BBC Research and Development is the home of technological research and broadcast innovation at the BBC – behind innovations from Ceefax right up to modern day standards like UHD. One of the ways we continue to innovate is by experimenting with and exploring storytelling formats; from the thousand outcomes of branching narratives to exploring other… Read more »

Can you believe your ears?

Ellie Chadwick

I love when I am working on a project that involves binaural sound with someone who hasn’t heard binaural sound before. Handing them a pair of headphones, playing them something and seeing them physically react by touching their head to make sure that the invisible electric razor buzzing near their ears isn’t really giving them… Read more »

Adaptive Podcasting & Rabbit Holes Collective: Interview with Ian Forrester

Weronika Dwornik

We talk to Ian Forrester, a Senior Firestarter at BBC R&D, who has been developing innovative adaptive podcasting technology and working on its potential applications alongside artists and creative professionals from the Rabbit Holes Collective. Through their work, the collective aims to ‘constructively disrupt’ and reimagine possibilities for digital collaboration by developing ideas in immersive… Read more »

Enhanced audio stories for city wanderers

Agnieszka Przybyszewska

Falling into the Story(World)  Don’t you love that moment when you fall into a storyworld? The magic of storytelling relies on the  power of words to create the world you visit through the act of reading or listening. Suspending your real world situation, time and space, and even your body, you transport yourself into another,… Read more »

Theme: Audio Storytelling

From our launch in 2013, The Writing Platform has published hundreds of articles on digital innovation in storytelling from around the world. We have featured articles on everything from augmented reality storybooks for children to immersive theatre and from re-imagined books to experiments with virtual reality and binaural audio. We have published interviews with leading… Read more »

Call for Articles on Activism and Social Change through Storytelling

The Writing Platform is looking to commission articles of approx 750 to 2,000 words on the established and emerging methods of digital activism, and new approaches to advocating for social change through storytelling. This might include, for example, innovations in community digital storytelling, immersive technologies to amplify under-represented voices, social media narratives, transmedia activism and… Read more »