Past events

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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Hive Mind Breakout

A collaborative ‘hive mind’ experiment using ping pong paddles.

Inspired by Rachel and Loren Carpenter’s 1991 experiment, the DocLab Live audience collectively control a virtual ping pong paddle in a video game. The audience use a ping pong paddle that had been left under their seats, and by flipping between a red and green side, can direct the white dot bouncing up and down on the screen. One colour only counts or one vote in the game. To succeed, the audience needs to collaboratively decide which colour to flip to and control the direction of the paddle.

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Year of development :2015

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