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The Pursuit of Happiness VR

Why storytelling and VR are a great match

As technology is evolving, so is the way we tell stories. Virtual Reality is becoming more and more accessible and storytellers are experimenting with it. Storytelling and VR might be the perfect match. Still, some people in the industry find it hard to believe that watching films on the Oculus Rift is going to be…

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Like faces competition

To like or not to like? That used to be the question. It was as simple as that. Until today, when Facebook globally launched 5 new reactions. The extension of the like button has the additional options: love, haha, wow, sad and angry, “to allow people to express a deeper range of emotions.” Our digital…

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Club Member Cards

Join another club

I was shopping at H&M the other day and it was announced about 37 times that everyone should join the H&M club with the H&M app for special offers. Membercards, club apps. Not at the gym, but at every ordinary retail store. The Love Your Body Club™, IKEA Family, ICI Paris XL Privilege Card… Retailers…

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Headphones

Down the stream

It’s been four years already since I threw out my CD collection and my lovely 3-CD stereo system. I fully switched to Spotify and I am still very happy with that decision. I don’t even have MP3s anymore, I mean, why would I? I don’t want to own music, I just want to listen to…

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De Wentel: Revolutie

A revolution in theater

Last weekend I visited The Spiral: Revolution (originally De Wentel: Revolutie) in theater. It’s not just a play, it’s part of a storyworld and it’s the first theater game in Holland. Creator Sytze Schalk challenges his audience to participate. The play is about four people working at the secret intelligence agency of a city-state called…

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LoVR

Falling in love and dying at IDFA Doclab 2015

For 10 days Amsterdam is all about the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA). I visited the IDFA DocLab 2015 Expo: Seamless Reality. The mission of IDFA DocLab is to “showcase interactive documentaries and other new digital artforms that succesfully push the boundaries of documentary storytelling in the age of the interface.” Sounds interesting, right? You…

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Sinterklaasintocht

The wonderful storyworld of Sinterklaas

In the Netherlands each year in mid-November thousands of children await the arrival of a steam boat from Spain. On deck are an old Saint, wearing a long red cape and a mitre, and his helpers, all referred to as ‘Piet’. Sinterklaas has arrived! It’s the start of a joyful time living up to the…

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Pennhurst Asylum

Fear is fun

Next Saturday is Halloween and since I’m a sucker for scary real life experiences, I thought I’d make a post about some frightening entertainment. Fear, adrenaline, cold sweat. We love it. But why? Experts say we probably don’t like the scary situation or the actual fear itself, but the physical and emotional relieve that follows….

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Conducttr

Conducttr Skillswap

When creating an interactive story, Conducttr is probably the most comprehensive tool to use. So yesterday I visited the Conducttr Skillswap organized by Platform Transmedia Nederland. As true ambassadors users Sytze van Schalk and Stephan Duquesnoy presented the webtool to interested creators. I understand Conducttr can basically help you with three important aspects: 1. Storybuilding Conducttr…

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