Research VR Podcast - The Science & Design of Virtual Reality

027 - The story is the cupcake, not just the icing

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In this episode we discuss one of the main topics in the modern VR - STORYTELLING, with one of the biggest German experts, Astrid Kahmke.


Here is a list of most prominent issues we've talked about.

  • the creators responsibility
  • goals of telling stories
  • position of user in VR storytelling
  • down of the 4th wall
  • suspencion of disbelieve
  • storytelling for research
  • story vs plot vs user journey
  • multiuser & involving audience
  • ethics of storytelling in VR
  • faces and emotions in the experience
  • embodied & enclothed cogntion
  • the lab to train spacial narration and not just storytelling
  • evolution of a medium

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