Article Archive: Featured

There Is No ‘I’ In Island

Reading Time: 7 minutes 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 »

The radical roots of DIY zine-making

Reading Time: 5 minutes 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

Reading Time: 9 minutes 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

Reading Time: < 1 minute 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

Reading Time: 8 minutes 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 »

Storytelling in 360° Sound: Audio Orchestrator

Reading Time: 4 minutes 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?

Reading Time: 8 minutes 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 »