Ep. 7 | Let Us, Edutain You

The world around us has changed dramatically. So has the role of virtual and immersive technology in our everyday lives. It feels like our dialogue around these topics and how we connect through stories are more relevant than ever. Join us as we continue to explore the implications and applications of immersive media.

Augmented Reality is expanding as a means to help kids learn, simulate experiences, and bring books to life.

To find out more about how AR is built for and marketed to children, we reached out to Live Animations, an agency based in Ukraine. Their mission – “to create magic” – drives projects like Alif & Sofia, a children’s book series teaching the Muslim rites of prayer using AR. Live Animation’s retelling of Little Red Riding Hood lets the reader experience the story from multiple perspectives, finding their own way through the forest with no fixed point of view.

Rather than trying to fit old stories – like Alice and Wonderland – into new technology with gimmicks, Live Animations is using augmented reality to give young readers more immersive experiences and encourage reading. They’ve even come up with a way to make math more fun, with the game IQ Robots

Join us for a little “edutainment” on this episode of Six Degrees of Storytelling!

Ep. 6 | Virtually Present: Alone Together

The world around us has changed dramatically. So has the role of virtual and immersive technology in our everyday lives. It feels like our dialogue around these topics and how we connect through stories are more relevant than ever. Join us as we continue to explore the implications and applications of immersive media.

With Christina Heller, CEO of Metastage, we delve into volumetric capture as a mode of storytelling, addressing questions of authenticity and applicability of new technology.

A woman leader in a predominantly-male industry, Christina shares how her career and aspirations developed, and insights into the value of immersive content. On both personal and professional levels, Christina offers enlightening perspectives on the potential and the impact of multi-dimensional technology on how we tell and experience stories.

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