ICIDS - International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling, is the premier international conference on digital storytelling. This year, the conference will take place in Istanbul, Turkey, from the 6th to 9th of November.
The conference theme for this year is "Connecting Narrative Worlds" and the program includes several workshops and paper presentations in a wide range of themes such as "Models, Theories and Vocabulary"and "Art and Narrative Applications".
Prof Valentina Nisi will be presenting "Storytelling and the Use of Social Media in Digital Art Installations", a research paper integrated in the MStoryG project, that explores new forms of interactive storytelling and the use of public displays:
In recent times new story formats have appeared along with new media channels that allow more reach and target a broader pool of authors and audiences. This paper investigates the repurposing of a Solari Udine airport split-flap display as a new public channel/medium for storytelling. We explored the potential of this repurposed display through a high fidelity prototype positioned in a high density and flow area at the main entrance to a regional university. The content displayed consisted of stories by published authors as well as passersby. Stories could be sent to the display via Twitter, SMS and Facebook. We observed and reported the reactions of the invited authors as well as of the public. Through the analysis of the data collected with this study, we aim at advancing and supporting the design of interactive storytelling installations in public spaces.
Visit Madeira Life website to know more about MstoryG project.
More information about ICIDS 2013 can be found here