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BBC R&D: Perceptive media and the future of storytelling

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University of Westminster - Regent Campus

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Ian Forrester, BBC R&D, will explore a possible future which reflects on what it means to be human and tell stories around a global campfire

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In this talk Ian Forrester is going to share the latest research at BBC R&D and engage in a conversation about the future of storytelling. BBC's investigations on Perceptive Media are going to be revealed: how can we use big data, 5 G and personalisation to have stories that adapt to our needs?

About Ian Forrester

Ian Forrester is a well known character on the digital scene in the UK and Europe. Living in Manchester, UK, he works for the BBC's R&D Future Experiences team. He specialises in open innovation and new disruptive opportunities; by creating tangible value with open engagement and collaborations with start-ups, universities and early adopters.

His current research is into the area of future narrative and storytelling, with a technology he calls Perceptive Media. Its a new approach to broadcasting; which pairs the best of broadcast with the best of internet technology; creating a experiences like sitting around a camp fire telling stories.

Ian is proud to have a non-traditional background in interaction design which he crossed over with development using XML & Semantic web technologies.

Previously a founder of the dataportability.org group in 2004, running the quantified self group in Manchester in 2015; he's track record leads him in good stead for a data rich future.

About “disLAB Presents…”

“disLAB presents” is a series of free encounters organised by Sandra Gaudenzi, course co-leader of the digital and interactive storytelling LAB MA – a groundbreaking MA @ University of Westminster.

If you are interested in digital journalism, interactive documentary, apps for social change, VR, educational video games or just digital communication, this series of encounters is for you. The aim is to invite students and media makers to join the conversation with practitioners, so that together we can act as a creative community.

disLAB challenges the use of digital media to do exciting storytelling. It is about being creative and becoming the storytellers of the future. For this, it is important to be exposed to current practices, be inspired by great makers, help each other and dare to innovate.

By inviting successful digital storytellers to share their current projects and expertise in an informal setting, we hope to bridge the gap between industry and universities. Let’s help each other!

Please note: This event is free but registration is essential. Don't just turn up as we are often fully booked!

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