25 November 2013, Manchester
This event will mix creatives with computer scientists to create a day of synergy, IS exploration and great networking opportunities.
There are a talented and diverse line up of speakers, Christine Wilks, Daniel Kudenko, and Oliver Case. Nathan Jones from mercyonline, the experimental literary and new media organisation, running the digital creative writing workshop so members can get hands on with some experiential digital writing. The full agenda on the talks and workshop to follow shortly.
Spaces will be limited, first come, first served. Interested parties can email Vivienne at: email@example.com to notify their wish to attend.
£21,383 to £24,766 per annum
Fixed-term for 13 months, 35 hours a week
Falmouth University is seeking a Research Assistant to support delivery of the European Social Fund (ESF) Research project, Augmenting Impact with Social Media, which aims to explore and develop a social media platform to effectively understand, document and develop the long-term impact of performance work that takes place outside the traditional context and conventions of the theatre space. The project will explore and develop this platform in partnership with ‘Wildworks Theatre’, renowned for their work in found landscapes and for performances made with host communities from which they draw their meaning.
Prestigious Marie Curie CogNovo Studentships
“For as long has humans have lived in communities, storytelling has bound people to each other and to their
environments. In recent times, scholars have noted how social networks arise around issues of resource and
ecological management. In this book, Raul Lejano, Mrill Ingram, and Helen Ingram argue that stories, or
narratives, play a key role; that these emergent networks essentially “narrate themselves into existence”.
The authors propose the notion of the narrative-network, and introduce innovative tools to analyze the plots, characters, and events that inform environmental action. Their analysis sheds light on how environmental networks can emerge in unlikely contexts and sustain themselves against great odds.
The authors present three case studies that demonstrate the power of narrative and narratology in the analysis of environmental networks: a conservation network in the Sonoran Desert, which achieved some success despite US-Mexico border issues; a narrative that bridged differences between community and scientists in the Turtle Islands; and networks of researchers and farmers who collaborated to develop and sustain alternative agriculture practice in the face of government inaction. These cases demonstrate that by paying attention to language and storytelling, we can improve our understanding of environmental behavior and even change it in positive ways.
22 paper | £15.95 | 978-0-262-51957-1 | 240 pp.,
Raul Lejano is Associate Professor in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, & Human Development at New York University and the author of Frameworks for Policy Analysis: Merging Text and Context.
Mrill Ingram, a PhD in Geography, is an independent scholar in Madison, Wisconsin.
Helen Ingram is Research Fellow at the Southwest Center, University of Arizona,
and Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Irvine. She is the author/editor of numerous books, including Reflections on Water: New Approaches to Transboundary Conflicts and Cooperation (MIT Press, 2001).”
Discount for Publish! New adventures in innovation
Tuesday 24 September 2013 at St Brides, London
Media Futures offers you a 20% discount on early booking tickets for its Publish! New adventures in innovation a day of discussion and demonstration that showcases cutting edge prototypes in a changing book publishing industry. Publish! offers you a chance to take part in a significant debate, interact with the creators of some the latest experiments in the field, and meet potential collaborators.
Speakers include: Diana Stepner, Head of Future Technologies, Pearson; Fionnuala Duggan, Managing Director for International, CourseSmart; James Huggins, Chief Executive, Me Books; Bill Thompson, Head of Partnership Development, BBC Archives; George Walkley, Head of Digital, Hachette UK; and Clare Reddington, REACT Hub and director of iShed and The Pervasive Media Studio.
Early booking ends when tickets are sold out, or by Wednesday 18 September, and go up from £75 to £100 (individual) and £125 to £175 (corporate).
Use this discount code by Sunday 15 September: PublishDisc20
For further information and to book, please visit: http://www.mediafutures.org.uk/2013/
Date of Symposium:
2 November 2013
Additional Symposium Events and Performances:
1 – 2 November
The Expanded Narrative Symposium explores the multidisciplinary field of interactive narrative that reconfigures the form and expands the experience of storytelling. The reader, relocated, becomes a player, co-author or participant. How can we design, develop and experience locative sound, participatory theatre, pervasive and mobile games, flash fiction and works yet to be defined? Through the consideration of these questions, the symposium aims to promote knowledge exchange and collaboration between practitioners from the arts, academia and the creative industries.
The symposium’s interconnected themes of story, sound, performance, games and space reflect the interdisciplinary nature of Expanded Narrative, examined by leading names.
The symposium is supported by the EU project VIVID in conjunction with the School of Art & Design Southampton Solent University, LiteratureWorks, Peninsula Arts, Plymouth University Faculty of Arts Teaching & Learning, The School of Art and Media, MADr and The School of Humanities and Performing Arts.
In the next Expanded Narrative meeting Media Futures, Nico Macdonald & Laura North will be giving a talk concerning transmedia and current developments in digital publishing that impact on content producers. Everyone welcome.
Date: Wednesday February 13th, 2.00 – 3.30pm
Venue: Peninsula Gallery, Plymouth University, UK, Free Admission
The current Media Futures project http://www.mediafutures.org.uk/ focuses on publishing and innovation, and has included Publish! A Day of Innovation on the Future of the Book at the Watershed in Bristol, a Book Hackday and Publish! New Players, New Innovations at St Brides. The programme has been supported by the Creative Industries iNet, Cyprus Well, Plymouth University and NESTA.
Interview with Tassos Stevens, December 2011
Tassos Stevens is an award winning theatre director, maker, writer, game-designer and co-director of Coney, an agency of play that “…mixes live and digital art to create immersive stories and play for diverse audiences.” In this interview Tassos Stevens discusses his involvement with three recent projects, A Small Town Anywhere, an interactive performance for a playing audience, A Cat Escapes, described as an Adventure in Learning and Papa Sangre the award winning immersive game in 3D sound for the iPhone. Approaches to emergent storytelling, building imaginary worlds and the importance of the audience experience are considered.
Expanded Narrative is funded by Plymouth University, Teaching & Learning Directorate.
“ICIDS is the premier international conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling (IDS), bringing together researchers interested in presenting recent results, sharing novel techniques, and exchanging ideas about this exciting new media. IDS redefines the narrative experience by empowering the audience to significantly participate in the story due to advances in technology. [Continue Reading…]
Expanded NarrativeExpanded narrative is a new field of experimental narrative practices that are not represented by single subjects or by categories such as ‘interactive’. Fiction or nonfiction works that present a challenge to their particular category or genre, in terms of structure, style of writing or audience engagement, may be described as expanded narratives. This is the home of the Expanded Narrative Research Network. The network is concerned with exploring the multidisciplinary field of narrative practices that reconfigure the form and expand the experience of storytelling. This site offers news, reviews, resources and a space for an exchange of ideas with practitioners, educators and researchers, concerned with pervasive games, interactive, locative and transmedia narrative and storytelling.
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