Archives for June 2018

Media Manipulation

Media Manipulation
Media Manipulation Media Manipulation: Ideologies and Political Economies of Intervention in a Digital World Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, 29th June 2018 The StoryLab Research Institute at Anglia Ruskin University and the ERC-funded “Risking Speech” project at the Department of Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge hosted a workshop on the topic of “media manipulation”. Manipulation—of attention, opinion, action—has...

Refugee Crisis

Refugee Crisis
Refugee Crisis Challenges and Opportunities in Creative Practice Research Symposium, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, 20 June 2018 This event was hosted by StoryLab, Anglia Ruskin University’s Migrant Studies Network in collaboration with the City of Sanctuary Cambridge, and as part of the Refugee Week events. The symposium aimed to open up a dialogue between artists and...

Machine Seeing

Machine Seeing StoryLab are exploring and addressing a series of questions and challenges on existing and emerging creative technologies. Innovations in media technologies have opened up new ways of witnessing the world. These emerging modes of “machine seeing” raise novel questions about user experience, renaissance and role of synergistic creative tools such as sound, changing...

The Crossing

Human Trafficking
The Crossing The Crossing is a multi-screen and 2D screen interactive exhibition, which provided new interpretations and understanding of the black-market economy of sex trafficking through the journey of a trafficked woman. The emotionally charged project investigates the exploitation of hope and the black market economy of human trafficking through the story of a young...

Freedom to Play

Freedom to Play at Sheffield Doc Fest
Freedom to Play The Pros and Cons of Filmmaking as Research StoryLab / Sheffield Documentary Film Festival, 9-12th June 2018 Supported by StoryLab and Sheffield Documentary Film Festival, a panel of filmmakers and academics explored the growing trend of straddling filmmaking and academic lives and discuss the pros and cons of making films as research....

The Name Still Spoken

The Name Still Spoken
The Name Still Spoken An Immersive Narrative Investigation of 360 Filming The Name Still Spoken (TNSS) is part of a series of ongoing investigations by StoryLab into the creative, ethical and socio-economic application of immersive media. It takes impetus from Terry Pratchett’s Going Postal (2004) and aims to convey the spatial narrative of the consecrated...

Vulnerable Selves

Vulnerability
Vulnerable Selves Dual Perspectives, Immersive Media and the Narrative of Vulnerability In this project, StoryLab critically explore the lived experience and interpretation of vulnerability and investigate the possibilities and limitations of using immersive media through an observational case study of emerging filmmakers. Situated within ‘me too’ and representation in the media, the project explores how...

Urban Nature

Urban/Nature
Urban Nature The narrative of Landscapes Immersive Media and the Body In Urban Nature, StoryLab and Professor Viren Swami draw on Swami’s previous work, which has shown that exposure to images of nature results in elevated state body appreciation, but static images may lack ecological validity. This project examined the exposure to short films of...

Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking
Human Trafficking Human Trafficking: Engaging New Audiences Through Immersive VR Haptic Experience StoryLab, Dr Senir Dinar, Ian Brown and Prof. Rob Toulson are developing novel approaches to narrative driven data visualisation and audience engagement in the topic of human trafficking through the construction and application of immersive non-interactive and interactive VR experiences and binaural 360...
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