Immersive Storytelling: The Emergence of Virtual Reality as a Narrative Medium
You’re cordially invited to participate in the online seminar to be held on Zoom on Friday 26 May between 13:30-15:00 by Paschalia Mitskidou (PhD Candidate, School of English AUTh).
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Those registered will receive the zoom link to be used on a day before the event (on Thursday 25 May 2023)
Certificates of Participation will be provided.
INFORMATION ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
This seminar focuses on virtual reality (VR) technology and its use as a storytelling medium. In the first part, a short historical overview of VR will be provided, with an emphasis on selected representations of the technology in literature, film and TV. A presentation of VR applications in different areas will follow (including recent developments in formats and equipment), so that the audience may be acquainted with the role of this technology in contemporary life and culture. The second part will pay attention to the expressive potential of VR by taking a closer look at certain VR films. These case studies demonstrate the specific capabilities of VR as a storytelling medium, and especially the possibilities it opens up for reconstructing and experiencing the historical past. Participants will also be able to familiarize themselves with two authoring tools for creating 360° narratives/videos: Scene VR and Wonda VR.
Paschalia Mitskidou is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of American Literature and Culture, School of English, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh), Greece. She holds an M.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Western Macedonia and a B.A. in History from the Ionian University. Her Ph.D. project concentrates on virtual reality in contemporary American culture and the ways in which the historical past is reconstructed through virtual reality narrative practices. She is a member of the Multimodal Research and Reading Group of the School of English, AUTh, and of the Hellenic Association for American Studies (HELAAS).
For any questions, please email: Dr. Tatiani Rapatzikou (Associate Professor, email@example.com)
You can read about the Multimodal Reading and Research Group here: www.enl.auth.gr/multimodal/