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School of Languages, Linguistics and Film

Centre for Film & Ethics Annual Lecture: ‘Telling True Stories in Virtual Worlds’ by May Abdalla

When: Tuesday, June 7, 2022, 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

The Centre for Film and Ethics 2022 Annual Lecture was given by May Abdalla, director of the internationally reputed ANAGRAM.

May introduced the power of interactive storytelling and explained the design process behind the studio's award-winning productions from Door into the Dark, a blindfolded immersive journey into what it means to be lost in an age of infinite information, to the Grand Jury Prize winning Goliath: Playing with Reality, their most recent work, a stunning VR experience about schizophrenia, gaming and connection. She shared her expertise on how technology, physicality and storytelling can combine to elicit emotion and connection. Reflecting on the new landscapes of live virtual non-fiction spaces in the metaverse, the lecture explored the developing ethical questions emerging in this realm.


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