Choose a conference in Interactive Storytelling!

Hello RIDERS, some interesting conferences coming up that I would like to share with the network...

I will be talking at the RIDERS final event next week on interactive projects I'm working on or have previously, and I'm really looking forward to meeting some of you in person. Below are some conferences the network may be keen to get involved with.. still time for those who wish to sign up.

Silver Stories Final Conference - Portugal (May)

The International Visual Methods Conference - Brighton (September)

The Biennial DST Conference - USA (September)

Academic Quality and Partnership Director, College of Arts and Humanities, Brighton University

Mark Dunford leads the Silver Stories research partnership which uses digital storytelling as a tool to gather stories from older people across six countries and tests the use of the digital storytelling methodology as a pedagogical tool to train health care workers working with older people. 'Digital Storytelling' is a collaborative, workshop-based process which enables people to tell their own stories, in their own voices using still and moving images, voice-over sound tracks. He set up and led earlier research projects using digital storytelling to work with different groups including  'Extending Creative Practice' (2010- 2012), the UK components of 'Digem' (2009-2012) and the British Council supported 'Living Together' (2008-9).

Mark is the Academic Quality and Partnership Director in the College of Arts and Humanities. He is the academic lead for quality within the faculty and works with colleagues to oversee the delivery of partnership based work. Mark was previously based at Goldsmiths where he led research projects through Digitales, a independent research company hosted by Goldsmiths.

From 2004-2008, Mark was Executive Director of Hi8us Projects where he ran 'Inclusion Through Media', a partnership based action research programme using media as a means to investigate ways to empower people in their communities.  The partnership involved academics, practitioners and different marginalised communities across the UK and Europe. He has worked at the BBC, British Film Institute and Arts Council England, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Trustee of London Bubble Theatre.


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