Storytelling: Grow Your Own Adventure – almost the end of the story

Our Storytelling: Grow Your Own Adventure project is focused on how digital technologies may support parents and children to engage in rich, personalised and open-ended storytelling activities. We are now reaching the end of the project and concluding our work. In our last blog post we discussed a workshop with parents to understand their everyday… Continue reading Storytelling: Grow Your Own Adventure – almost the end of the story

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Adaptive Interactive Movies

Developing Interactive Cinematic Content Workshop and SCREENING of ‘Before We Disappear’ Richard Ramchurn, PI on the Adaptive Interactive Movies (AIM) project has been invited by the LEADD:NG programme to join this event on the 24 & 25 February 2023 which is aimed at a creative industry audience. Richard has been working on interactive movies and… Continue reading Adaptive Interactive Movies

Storytelling: Grow Your Own Adventure – halfway point

Storytelling within a family setting is fundamental for the development of children’s communication, language and literacy skills, which in turn has a profound impact on their social, emotional and educational development. Shared storytelling activities can promote relationship building between parents and their children, develop creative exploration and reduces stress. Parents are not always confident storytellers,… Continue reading Storytelling: Grow Your Own Adventure – halfway point

Future Festivals – Mid Season Blog

The future festivals project explores new ways of running and attending festivals that include online audiences and performers. Inspired by the events of the global pandemic, when in-person performance was not possible and everyone from headline bands to local folk clubs turned to online performances, we observed, and even participated in this generally unsatisfying experience.… Continue reading Future Festivals – Mid Season Blog

Future Festivals – Oxjam Beeston 2021

On Saturday the 25th of September the Future Festivals project unleashed its first hybrid festival experience on an unsuspecting Beeston public and donated £500 to Oxfam in the process. Debuting our new software platform “Bubbles” we delivered music from eleven performers, eight from our Middle Street Resource Centre venue and a further three from remote… Continue reading Future Festivals – Oxjam Beeston 2021

Future Festivals – Oxjam

We’re excited to be supporting Oxjam this Saturday, 25th September and for those who can’t make it to Beeston in Nottingham, there’s still an opportunity to take part. The Future Festivals project is working with the Mixed Reality Lab to stage an experimental online Oxjam experience on the day. Professor Steve Benford explains “It’s sort… Continue reading Future Festivals – Oxjam

Future Festivals

Call for Participants Our research team at the University of Nottingham is working on making better platforms for hybrid festivals that bring together live and digital performers/audiences in the same event. As part of Oxfam’s annual fundraising event Oxjam, we are testing a prototype hybrid festival system at a local venue in Nottingham on Saturday… Continue reading Future Festivals

Storytelling – Grow Your Own Adventure

Telling stories to young children is core for developing communication, language and literacy skills. In addition to listening to stories, storytelling can encourage the sharing of experiences and supports good mental health.  During the pandemic live storytelling sessions had to be cancelled, so Makers of imaginary Worlds (MOIW) responded with ‘The Gift’, a project that created a… Continue reading Storytelling – Grow Your Own Adventure