Past RIDERS Events

RIDERS April 2012 workshop

AGENDA for the first RIDERS meeting 

9.30 - 10.00 - Registration

10.00 - 10.15 - Introduction

10.15 - 12.00 - Through the looking glass session / Personal stories recording - Tea and Coffee available on the table

12.00 - 13.00 - Lunch

13.00 - 13.10 - Afternoon task set-up

13.15 - 15.15 - StoryWorks session - A multi-disciplinary story-editing session

15.15 - 15.45 - Coffee

16.00 - 17.00 - Story presentations

17.00 - 17.20 - Prize giving + closing comments

17.20 - 18.00 - Exploring future events and collaborations


DESCRIPTION of activities and participation REQUIREMENTS


Through the Looking Glass session - 10.15 - 12.00

 This activity will primordially focus on the language of stories and their potential for interaction and will mainly consist of interactive collaboration towards producing interactive stories.

To this effect workshop participants were asked to do a small amount of preparation prior to the workshop. 

  1. Each participant was asked to bring personal objects about which they would like to tell a short personal story.
  2. Participants were also asked to bring a copy of their personal favourite story (any medium accepted) and talk shortly about the reasons why they thought this story was interesting.

By the end of the 1.45 hour session the group will hand in a common definition of interactive storytelling and will be asked to draw a representation of interactive storytelling on a clip chart (we will later digitalise it and publish it on our web site).


StoryWorks - 13.15 - 15.15

 Participants will be given a set of personal stories and task with designing a blue skyinteractive narrative experience (narrative or performance) based on the set of stories provided to them. Participants will be give a 10 minutes presentation on:

  1. The current possibilities so as to make it possible
  2. The boundaries that currently prevent it to be possible.


Scope of the workshop:

The first workshop aimed at scoping the areas surrounding interactive storytelling so as to develop a common multi-disciplinary understanding of the research remit.



RIDERS | Heriot Watt University (Riccarton Campus) | Currie | Midlothian | EH14 4AP