How has media convergence influenced my approach to designing and marketing digital narratives? It’s a really interesting time to be creating projects that engage with one or more media platforms as this provides the potential to develop a concept, build user engagement and expand story out of its traditional linear format. For fiction content transmedia has had … More New Directions in Narrative: Week 8 – media convergence
Shelter: a web documentary The digital narrative project I am planning to undertake will be an web documentary exploring some of the services being provided for people sleeping rough in Melbourne. I am particularly interested in looking at the range of small projects that are arising to provide specific support to homeless people. These include: … More New Directions in Narrative: Week 2 Digital narrative project idea
Week 5 Homework: Storytelling Simulations When thinking about simulation and storytelling the most obvious place to go is to games. Games today can simulate any kind of environment, real or fictional and they allow players to be fully immersed in that environment. Gaming site Raptr lists the top games of 2015 Raptr list of most played games … More New Directions in Narrative: Week 5 – Storytelling Simulations
If you ask yourself ‘what is it to be homeless?’ and if you think ‘what does homelessness look like’ your answer is probably the same as mine would have been before I went to a forum today as part of Homelessness week, What’s on Community, City of Melbourne. Before going to this forum and speaking to … More What is homelessness?
This post is an ongoing review of webdocs that I come across for my research. I found this 2015 article Web Documentaries … What Are They? by Philipp Barth a really useful place to start. Barth provides a great list of interactive documentaries and below is a summary of some of them. What I find the most … More New Directions in Narrative: review of webdocs
Soul-Patron is an interactive documentary made by Federick Rieckher as part of a masters degree in 2010. The documentary explores Japan and more specifically Mizuko Jizo. Mizuko Jizo is the guardian of children who have died and are thought to have lost their way in the afterlife. Mizuko Jizo rescues the dead children by folding them in … More New Directions in Narrative: Week 1 Digital Narrative Analysis