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DocLab Live: Immersive Showcase 22 Nov 2016 at 20:00

Immersive storytelling is going through an unprecedented evolution. But where does the hype end and do new art forms take shape?

Industry Session: Putting Your Audience in the Story 22 Nov 2016 at 12:00

Virtual reality pioneer Zillah Watson tells you all about storytelling in emerging consumer technology.

Industry Talk: The (Un)defined Business of Interactive 22 Nov 2016 at 15:00

With over 10 years of digital non-fiction art production behind us, this talk explores future developments of interactive storytelling and how to fund it.

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Live: Playing with Reality

Interactive showcase of three game-changing, playable documentaries, including 17000 Islands, Type:Rider and the NFB’s Fort McMoney, one of the most ambitious documentary games ever made. Part of Interactive Reality organized with De Brakke Grond.

In terms of making money, the video game industry already surpassed the film industry long ago. Nowadays, with games like GTA V, the game world is also starting to focus more on creating stories and heroes of its own, instead of making playable versions of existing movies or comic books. At the same time, however, independent documentary filmmakers, game developers and interaction designers are also collaborating more than ever before, creating new and playful forms of storytelling and interactive art. During the live cinema event “Playing with Reality,” three and game-changing examples of this are presented live and played collectively with the audience. Type:Rider is a beautifully designed tablet game that lets its audience unlock the unknown stories behind some of the most loved (and hated) fonts. 17000 Islands is an interactive experiment in docu- mentary image making that invites its audience to remix, re-edit and ultimately destroy the original film made by directors Thomas A. Østbye and Edwin. Finally, the audience is welcomed to collectively play the world premiere of Fort McMoney, one of the most ambi- tious documentary games ever made. The project presents a huge documentary game world in which players influence the virtual future of Fort McMurray, the third largest oil field on earth. The event takes place on November 25 at 8:00p.m. at De Brakke Grond.

Event information

  • When: 2013-11-25 at 20:00
  • Venue Name: Brakke Grond
  • Venue address: Nes 43, 1012 KD Amsterdam
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