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Bolton Storyworld

We are working on an R&D storyworld project with Bolton University so last week we ran a workshop with Anna Zaluczkowska in the Arts and Media Department. Here are some of my ideas on the purpose of storyworld I put forward to the group; Creating a storyworld gives us a place where stories can exist...
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GC = Granular Content

We first developed the concept of Granular Content during the writing of the interactive movie CRIMEFACE. We developed it further and used it in a more social way in THE ALEXANDER WILSON PROJECT. Granular Content (GC) is ‘fragments’ or ‘chunks’ of story that are generated from within the Storyworld. Main Linear Story GC may or...
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Media + Code =

So, what were we doing back in 1997? I was working at IDEA (Innovation in Digital and Electronic Arts) running digital art projects and training peeps in digital video. IDEA ran a project to make a CD-Rom based on a live art project ’36MC’ (thirty six hours in a mystery chair) – the CD was...
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Same Song/ Different Dances

Storytelling is an ever-evolving practice and major advances in technology have often had a profound impact on it.  Guttenberg’s printing press eventually led to the birth of the novel. Today’s global billion dollar movie industry is a direct descendant of Lumiere’s first moving image camera. The computer age has already given us the internet, the...
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