In my previous incarnations I have written many articles on different topics including regular columns on artists who are focused on socio-political isssues.
Since I’ve also done TV reporting (news) and films, I’ve examined ways in which I can really do articles that meld art, video, audio and creative narrative. With the advent of HTML 5 storytelling a few years ago, I can see that news media are attempting to figure out what’s next? For me, HTML 5 is getting little old …. What’s new? And, how can I contribute to the continuing innovations in this sector?
Humans of Berlin by June Chua 2015
Digital Story Telling
It’s so important to stay on top of things and in the realm of digital storytelling, I have discovered avenues of expression I never knew existed. Last year, for the first time, I attended the FITC convention in Toronto with its focus on narratives. I never would have done so in the past – as my focus has been on documentaries or “pure” journalism – but decided I needed to discover what was out there.
FITC 2014 was a revelation. Not only was I inspired (who couldn’t be by Stefan Sagmeister’s “Happiness” opening lecture? Or the wise ruminations of Hal Lasko? And the charming Yuko Shimizu? ) but I was held in wonder by the interactive art demonstrated by the likes of Kim Pimmel, the PARTY creative lab and Lauren McCarthy and in awe of the left turns in the career of James White. FITC made me excited for the future and looking forward to the new frontiers of interactivity available to me.