It’s a gorgeous weekend in Toronto & it’s time for an update (for me!) on a packed fall schedule
Last week, I had a great time giving a talk on Crossplatform/Interactive Documentaries & Social Change to Dub Poet Lillian Allen’s class at OCADU. Talking about digital storytelling, transmedia & design strategies with poets was fabulous! hope to do more of that!
Next up, I will be leading the Corus Convergent Media Master Class with a select number of creative/producers as part of the kick-off to the International Women in Digital Media Summit. Great crew & I’m looking forward to our session. 2-5 Oct. 23, 2011. If you haven’t checked out the program, this will be a stellar gathering of super smart & creative people. Arianna Huffington, Christy Dena, Frank Boyd, Sheri Candler, Kat Cizek.... Registration is still open!
Then, a bit of a different talk on Interactive Documentaries & Social Change for Digifest on October 27. There are so many great projects right now, I’m updating my case study examples! I’m looking forward to catching as many talks as I can & especially Janine Marchessault’s installations (more info needed!!) - she is the Canada Research Chair in Art, Digital Media & Globalization, co-runs the Future Cinema Lab at YorkU, & will be co-curating Zone B for Nuit Blanche next year.
Then, hoping to pack some sleep in before flying out on Halloween late to San Francisco for the amazing StoryWorld Conference & Expo, which Allison Norrington deserves massive props for organizing. I’m having a blast collaborating with Karine Halpern of the Transmedia Ready 7 Families cards (co-created with Cynthia Jabar & Paul Burke), and we’re busy crafting our Architecture Design talk for 9 am Nov. 2. And yes, that’s 9 am! you must join us if you’re there! no excuses - Up to late/ hung over isn’t good enough ;) And if you haven’t booked your ticket, this will be the global hub of transmedia/crossmedia/digital storytelling conversation for the duration. Don’t miss it!
Whirlwind back to TO and getting ready for the McLuhan 100 Conference, with a project launch that I’m still keeping under wraps. (Sotto voce: More deets to follow.) This week will be packed with arts events & talks not to be missed.
And just to make the fall even busier, my SSHRC Insight Development Grant research project, Nuit Blanche and Transformational Publics with collaborator, Faisal Anwar, is in full swing. The focus of the project is on the interactions of the digital and the physical during Toronto's all night event, and on the dynamic flow of content exchanged via the social web. More deets to follow here too as the project evolves.
If you’re out at any of these events, come say hi! Loving this fall :)
Siobhan O'Flynn, PhD