About This Show
From the Emerging Writers’ Festival, the Digital Writers’ Festival is back in 2017. Whether you’re into podcasts or poetry, fan fic or spec fic, if you’re interested in the future of storytelling, this online-first festival is for you, wherever you are.
In the lead-up, tune in to our brand new podcast where we’ll be asking storytellers about what they do, how they do it, and why. Hear from all tomorrow’s voices, right here.
Most Recent Episode
The Future Of Storytelling with Brooke Maggs, Misha Myers, Oscar Raby and Seb Chan
Nov 8 17
This episode features the first event of the 2017 Digital Writers Festival, a live conversation about the future of storytelling with Brooke Maggs, Misha Myers, Oscar Raby and Seb Chan, moderated by the festival’s Artistic Director, Izzy Roberts-Orr.
The Future of Storytelling was held at ACMI in partnership with ACMI Conversations and Monash University. You can watch the full event here: http://2017.digitalwritersfestival.com/event/dwf17-launch-the-future-of-storytelling/
Our theme music is ‘Please’ by Huntly.
Brooke Maggs is a freelance narrative designer and writer for games, VR and other creative industries. Brooke presented her project ‘The Gardens Between’, a breathtaking puzzle game where best friends find themselves in a surreal world of garden islands. Find out more about Brooke here: https://brookemaggs.com/
Dr. Misha Myers is a Senior Lecture in the Centre for Theatre and Performance at Monash University, and tells stories of place through digital, interactive and located media. Misha presented her recent work ‘Nobody’s Ocean’, a transmedia performance game for smartphone that sent audience on journeys through Melbourne’s streets cast as Homer’s Odysseus. Find out more about Misha here: http://profiles.arts.monash.edu.au/misha-myers/
Oscar Raby is the Creative Director of the Melbourne-based Virtual Reality studio VRTOV. He is the Director of VR experiences ‘Assent’, ‘The Turning Forest’ and ‘Easter Rising: Voice of a Rebel’. Oscar presented ‘The Turning Forest’, a real-time CR VR experience that invites audiences into a magical space of imagination. Find out more about Oscars work for VRTOV here: http://vrtov.com/
Seb Chan is ACMI’s Chief Experience Officer. Prior to this he led the digital renewal and transformation of the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in New York (2011-2015). Seb presented his digital transformation of the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum.