This is an edited version of a talk I gave to a cohort of artists from in and around Derby. Some established, some emerging – all keen to engage with new modes of digital art making.
The stories we tell using online and digital tools are as much an interrogation of the place we choose to tell them in, as they are of the characters in the stories themselves. Even as we use these tools in our day to day life, we find the narratives that fit into platforms are, through choices made in their design, a subset of those which could find their place there. As storytellers in a connected world, it is our duty to also reveal how technology influences the telling, how the shape of the infrastructure can drive the story and choose who can take part.
Immersive intervention on a budget will still stretch your imagination. Discovered by word of mouth, an email, tweet or something found by the side of the road. I somehow found myself alerted to a new performance piece happening just off Salford Crescent. Peel Park Asylum promises Immersive Theatre for the Brave created by enthusiastic newcomers Moonstruck Me….