The Storytelling Animal

12:30 PM—12:55 PM | Room 405

Is IMMERSIVE VR/AR/360º content quickly becoming an “evolution” of human storytelling?

The writer Jonathan Gottschall asks us, in his groundbreaking book, The Storytelling Animal, whether we are creating an Aldous Huxley-like world in which narrative is lost to the “feelies”.

He frames the question and we will take it from there.

Do new technologies amount to a material difference in the experience of the author and the audience?

How can we conceive of and work in new modalities to advance the best aspects of our love for the good yarn?

Join us in this session as we explore the intersection of content/story/interactivity/virtual reality and beyond.