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The Crossover Summit 2015

Quite fittingly, this year’s summit on new technologies and interactive media was hosted in the city’s oldest chapel on the second day of Sheffield Documentary Festival. What better place to explore the effect of immersive medias and virtual reality (VR) than a chapel, used for the remaining 360 days of […]

What To Watch On Your Cardboard Visr VR

What To Watch On Your Cardboard Visr VR

  So you have picked up your VISR VR from Sheffield Doc/Fest and now you must be itching to give it a try and experience some virtual reality. There’s tons of content around for these viewers already, but below are some that we particularly recommend. War of Words: VR Put […]

Interlude Treehouse Report

Interlude Treehouse Report

  Interlude’s interactive platform, Treehouse, is named after its central metaphor: with interactive platforms, narratives can be made to ‘branch out’ in all sorts of directions. As a video plays, multiple-choice options present themselves to the viewer, who can then choose which branches they’d like to climb out on to […]

Interactive at Sheffield – Bigger And Better Than Ever

Interactive at Sheffield – Bigger And Better Than Ever

  After an incredibly successful exhibition last year which was open to both festival delegates and the public for the first time, the Interactive at Sheffield Exhibition will once again return to Millennium Gallery. Serving as an interactive gallery space providing a  great range of exciting experiences that can be […]

Crossover Summit at Doc/Fest 2015

Crossover Summit at Doc/Fest 2015

The Crossover Summit returns to Sheffield Doc/Fest on Saturday 6th June 2015, featuring a whole host of creative speakers who will be sharing their insight into the hottest and most interesting areas of interactive design, production and distribution today. The day long conference intends to inspire through sharing knowledge on […]

Popcorn Report

Popcorn Report

  Mozilla’s own foray into interactive filmmaking comes as part of their Webmaker kit, and part of their ‘mission to create a more open, web literate world’. The ‘Popcorn’ filmmaking tool is accessible via two routes: Popcorn Maker, and Popcorn.js. Popcorn.js is for those with access to a programmer, and […]

Interlude Treehouse at Flatpack Film Festival

Interlude Treehouse at Flatpack Film Festival

_ We are super excited to be bringing the guys from Interlude to Flatpack Film Festival on the 26th of March. Interlude is the company behind the interactive storytelling authoring suite ‘Interlude Treehouse’, and will be giving a hands on tutorial during the day long workshop. Interlude Treehouse allows video […]

D2DXX – Revolutionise the way you work and the work you produce

D2DXX – Revolutionise the way you work and the work you produce

MeWe360, London 30 April–1 May & Sheffield Doc/Fest 5-10 June £400+VAT Applications close 9/4/15 D2DXX is an innovative new 2-stage programme designed exclusively for 12 female creatives to harness the full potential of digital technology to revolutionise the way you work and the work you produce. Utilising the successful Devise […]

Remixing the internet with Popcorn.JS in Stoke-on-Trent

Remixing the internet with Popcorn.JS in Stoke-on-Trent

The Crossover Labs Interactive Workshop train is rolling in to Stoke Your Fires in Stoke-on-Trent with Popathon who’ll be remixing the internet using Mozilla’s Popcorn Maker JS. Part of Mozilla’s Popcorn project, Popcorn.js is an HTML5 media framework written in JavaScript for filmmakers and web developers to create time-based interactive […]

Korsakow – not the linear-causal way of thinking

Korsakow – not the linear-causal way of thinking

  “What is a story?” asks Florian Thalhofer at the Korsakow hackathon in Brighton. The audience’s responses consider ‘structure’, ‘communication’, ‘changes in situations’, ‘ideas’, ‘message’, ‘experience’. But no single answer wins out. “Humans are narrative creatures” he says. “Causal thinking forms decision making… but Korsakow is not the linear-causal way […]