Have you found yourself in dangerous waters? It could be because of the siren, and her tempting song of distraction. The siren is a dangerous creature from Greek mythology. Sirens would use their enchanting and magical songs to lure sailors to their deaths by causing them to crash upon the rocks. In The Odyssey, Odysseus
The Power Of Stories
How do you make sense of the world around you and your place in it? What challenges you to see things from a new point of view? What helps you relate to others on a more personal level?
Stories are tools for understanding ourselves and others more deeply.
When we share stories, we gain much needed insight, empathy, and perspective. And when we begin to shift our perspective, our black and white way of seeing the world begins to fade as we open up to the beauty and possibilities of ourselves and the world around us.
What is interactive digital storytelling?
Through technological advancements we are starting to see traditional barriers to immersive storytelling fade away. In fact, through virtual reality the audience member has the ability to effectively step into a 3D world with 360 degree views. Suddenly walking on the moon or being in the middle of a pirate ship battle becomes much more accessible because we don’t have to rely solely on our imaginations. We can almost touch it (and with haptic controls, you pretty much can!).
With mixed reality, we can bring digital elements with us and integrate them into our day to day life through wearable tech. Think about what this means for how we intake new information! We can be at a national park looking at petroglyphs and instantly receive information about the people who carved them and their religious and social practices.
Interactive digital storytelling allows us to engage with subject matter at a deeper level.