MIX conference is back, and this time at The British Library in London, on the 7th of July. Co-hosted this year by Bath Spa University and The British Library, the Storytelling in Immersive Media programme centres on leading practitioners in AR, VR, game design, interactivity, etc. It also includes established poetry filmmakers such Jane Glennie discussing digital reimaging and the archive, and myself, Janet Lees and Csilla Toldy presenting on ‘Narratives of Climate Crisis: Voicing Loss Resistance and Hope Through Poetry Film’.
There will also be a chance to see the Digital Storytelling exhibition currently showing at The British Library, along with a guided tour and tea!
The Keynote Speaker is the multi-talented Adrian Hon ‘the co-founder and CEO at Six to Start, creators of gamelike stories and story-like games including the world’s best selling smartphone fitness game, “Zombies, Run!” with ten million players, the exhibition of which will be a highlight of Digital Storytelling.
He’s author of You’ve Been Played: How Corporations, Governments, and Schools Use Games to Control Us All and A History of the Future in 100 Objects, a columnist at EDGE magazine, and has spoken at the flagship TED conference, the Long Now Foundation, GoogleX, and Disney Imagineering. Before becoming a game designer, Adrian was a neuroscientist and experimental psychologist at Cambridge, UCSD, and Oxford.’
At the end of the day there will be a performance of An Island of Sound by Jules Rawlinson and JR Carpenter. A must see.
AN ISLAND OF SOUND
Bookable time slots for the VR works will be available during conference registration at The British Library on 7th July.