The focus of my recent work has been on a gamified scriptwriting environment called Crowdscript. Here I outline the model of writing it promotes and how it develops points raised by the previous Storyjacker test.
Learning from the first Storyjacker prototype platform
One of the pieces of feedback that I receive from a valued tester of [...]
A review of 3D work that I did in 2012 as part of my PhD work that I have decided to jettison for now to focus on storywriting game platforms. I also share a model for future development of a narrative game.
Anyone who read my RD2 summary will note that I promised to share [...]
I’ve just completed my literature review and here I reflect on the process of writing a literature review and some of the specific changes to my project that came out of it.
A literature review is the tried and tested method for gaining a better grasp of what my director of studies, John Hyatt, refers [...]
At MIRIAD where I’ve been doing my PhD for the last year and a bit, I’ve been running a class on blogging with colleagues Hannah Allan and Lewis Sykes. It’s been a great opportunity to learn how other people are using blogs publicly and privately as a way of documenting their research online. It’s also [...]
@the AHRC Digital Transformations Moot, Blackfriars, London
The Digital Transformations Moot yesterday was an interesting collection of digital art and humanities research projects, talks and discussions from academic researchers, artists, designers, arts institutions and other AHRC partners involved in their Digital Transformations work.
One highlight amongst the many was Professor John Naughton’s keynote. [...]
You’ve avoided working in 3D, and I read that part of the reason originally was practical, but also there’s an aesthetic there. Could you talk about that?
I think that you’ve referred to Façade (Mateus and Stern) before as a kind of beautiful failure. It tries to be that, it tries to be the precursor of the holodeck, but it also exposes the [...]
I was interviewed the other day about Digital Arts Research Exchange, a new research council (AHRC) funded network for digital arts researchers wanting to hook up with arts organisations and digital businesses. It’s due to launch on the 27th September 2012.
I’m leading the network and we’re [...]
As part of the recent Manchester GRADschool training programme, attendees were challenged to describe their Ph.D in sixty seconds. The emphasis was on explaining what you do in straight forward manner. Although mine won best in class at the school, it is not a stunning performance and I’ve still got a bit [...]
Inger Bewman, AKA The Thesis Whisperer, is at pains to stress that the university is not a meritocracy for scholars. In fact, it is ‘more like a bad boyfriend that doesn’t notice when you’ve had your haircut’. She is making this comparison in her keynote at the recent Manchester GRADschool 2012 on impact, and her [...]