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Can you believe it? Interactive narrative in VR documentary

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

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

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

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 »

The Making of an Immersical®

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Live theatre performance in XR (extended reality), which includes both Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR), is a rapidly growing field of digital drama that sits at the convergence of immersive theatre and interactive games design. While a number of theatre companies have adapted their existing work for VR, (notably the Royal Shakespeare Company… Read more »

Can you experience a lyrical situation and a poem with your own body?

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Weronika Lewandowska and Agnieszka Przybyszewska in conversation: on creating poetry in VR “You are not supposed to call it a subject, but an avatar. There’s no reality being portrayed, no setting, but a simulation!” That is what Polish poets from the Rozdzielczość Chleba group, experimenting with new technologies, proclaimed. Imagine, then, that instead of reading… Read more »

Embracing the unknown in The Under Presents

Have you ever felt your skin prick up as you walked into a foreign environment? Throughout my life there have been times where I’ve entered an unknown venue, be it when exploring the world as a solo traveller, or starting a new job. The mixture of excitement and anxiety that I’ve associated with an entry… Read more »

Theatricalizing the metaverse through VR

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

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 »