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Immersive Residency, 2019

STORYHACK was a 4 day educational residency designed to give creatives the knowledge, skills and tools to begin to use new technologies and interactivity in their work in a fundamental and transformative way.

This intensive course is led by immersive artists Simon Wilkinson [] and Myra Appannah []. It aims to help artists move beyond disciplines, adopt new creative and design approaches and to capture new audiences and expectations.

It is designed as a reboot for those currently working in non-interactive mediums, who want to reboot their practice, to work across a combination of platforms and create culture which gives audiences a meaningful role in adaptive works.

The course covered approaches to design, collaboration, production and immersive technologies including; Unity Games Engine, virtual reality, augmented reality, games system design, speculative design, interaction design, 3D modelling, visual scripting tools, dealing with complexity in interactive narratives, transmedia storytelling, photogrammetry and liquid studio approaches to collaboration.

It was hosted by the Experimental Technologies Lab, in the Institute for Art and Technology, at Liverpool School of Art and Design as part of the development of the new MA in Immersive Arts.

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