Call for Articles on the Future of Digital Storytelling

Reading Time: 2 minutes This year, The Writing Platform turns ten years old. To celebrate a decade of sharing knowledge and expertise around digital innovation in how we make and publish stories we are commissioning articles on the future of digital storytelling to imagine what the next ten years might hold.  We want to publish articles of approx 750… Read more »

MIX 2023: Storytelling in Immersive Media at the British Library

Reading Time: < 1 minute Join members of The Writing Platform team for MIX 2023; the biennial conference on where and how creative writing and emerging technologies meet. Co-hosted by Bath Spa University and the British Library at the British Library, London, on 7th July 2023, the conference coincides with the Digital Storytelling exhibition of digital literature and emerging formats,… Read more »

Zero Gravity Lunar Library

Judi Alston and Andy Campbell

Reading Time: 10 minutes Immersive project inspires a new generation of readers and new ways of reading One to One Development Trust is an award winning arts organisation based in Wakefield, UK, led by Judi Alston and Andy Campbell. One to One’s mission is to use digital technologies to engage communities in projects that push the boundaries of creativity. … Read more »

A photograph of geo-location of specific sites in District Six on the contemporary landscape

Micro-mapping Apartheid: Archives, Stories and AR

David A. Wallace

Reading Time: 10 minutes We are two academics who met in Cape Town when  our children became friends. Conversations around our shared interests in history, technology and Cape Town’s District Six got us speculating about social justice pedagogies in our respective disciplines. Our preliminary discussions revealed  many parallels in our approaches but also intriguing  distinctions, enough to seed a… Read more »

Can you believe it? Interactive narrative in VR documentary

Ruohan Tang

Reading Time: 9 minutes In the current participatory media culture, the development of digital media ecologies has inevitably changed how people experience their surroundings. Digital devices have become extensions of the human body, working as a medium to perceive and replicate reality (Yoh, 2001). Jaron Lanier coined the term “virtual reality” and pioneered its early development. Now, people can… Read more »

Designing a VR Experience in a Covid-19 World

Michaela Pnacekova

Reading Time: 11 minutes In September 2019, five months before the pandemic, I moved to Toronto to begin a PhD at York University. I had been to the city before, and as I was a new international student  I thought I would make new social connections in school. However, in February 2020 the world transformed into its virtual ‘metaverse’… Read more »

Call for Articles on Storytelling in Immersive Media

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Writing Platform is commissioning articles of approx 750 to 2,000 words on all aspects of storytelling through new forms of narrative delivery and audience interaction in immersive media. We want to understand the role of emerging technologies in developing new forms of experiential storytelling and audience engagement, from digital fiction, audio and performance through… Read more »

AR Books for Children

Sarah Mygind

Reading Time: 8 minutes Children’s literature has always been a genre curious to experiment and play with media. Just think of pop-up-books and how the Alice in Wonderland adaptation Alice for the iPad (2010) by Atomic Antelope was one of the first apps to explore the features of the iPad. Since the introduction of the iPad in 2010, several… Read more »