Theatricalizing the metaverse through VR

António Baía Reis

Dear metaverse diary, as I sit down to pour out my thoughts and try to find the exact place within my intricate mind that stores all my experiences related to live acting in virtual reality (VR), and, more specifically, my combined role as a VR actor, stage director and scholar within the XR theatre collective… Read more »

Storytellers in Wonderland: On telling stories with AR and VR

As the concept of the metaverse and the future of VR and AR are being discussed ever more frequently, we decided to ask what such innovations mean for storytellers and explore the idea of creating stories with augmented and virtual reality technologies. We began by asking ourselves a series of questions. Can we read in… Read more »

There Is No ‘I’ In Island

Donna Hancox

In 2021, I attended the 10 Days on the Island festival in lutruwita/Tasmania as part of a research project exploring the social impact of the creative arts in Regional Australia. On my second day at the festival, I went to a small workshop Reaching Global Audiences with Local Storytelling led by Catherine Pettman from Rummin… Read more »

Transmedia Storytelling and Activism

Donna Hancox

2020  and 2021 have left all of us (except, perhaps, Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos) living with more uncertainty and vulnerability than we have allowed ourselves to admit previously. Like many, I have the very strong sense that a veil has been lifted, and we are in the midst of a series of societal reckonings… Read more »

The radical roots of DIY zine-making

Grace Kress

This article was previously published as a blog post on Bristol & Bath’s Creative R&D Amplified Publishing pathfinder website.  Home of rebels and revolutionaries, Shelby x Studios is an online platform to connect with other people who want to create a world with community care at its core. By imagining the world without binaries and… Read more »

Listening in to detention during lockdown

Dylan Bird

It’s August 2020 in Melbourne, Australia – roughly a month into what would become one of the world’s longest COVID-19 inspired lockdowns, at 111 days. I’m out for my daily run along the Merri Creek, a serpentine trail winding through the city’s north. Normally quiet at this time of the week, it’s bustling with people,… Read more »

Theme: Activism and social change through storytelling

Since the beginning of 2021, we at The Writing Platform have been taking a deeper look at all kinds of digital storytelling and have begun to publish our articles around several themes. Through open calls, we have been reaching out to our global audience to find out what innovations you have been excited about, what… Read more »

Hyper-listening to the City

Budhaditya Chattopadhyay

Walking through a city without direction and following its sounds, may uncover unknown territories of urban experience. Without a concrete navigational strategy, the listening trail might be more productive than a planned urban journey from A to B, when it comes to reconnecting with the city more intimately, heightened in a migratory context. Such a… Read more »