CREAM researcher launches British Academy-funded collaboration with Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro

15 May 2018

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Dr Sandra Gaudenzi, Senior Lecturer in Digital and Interactive Storytelling LAB, has launched a new collaborative project with Professor Andre Paz of the Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO).

Dr Sandra Gaudenzi, Senior Lecturer in the Digital and Interactive Storytelling LAB, launches a new collaborative project with Professor Andre Paz of the Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO).

Dr Gaudenzi and Professor Paz have been awarded the British Academy’s Newton Mobility Grant for their one-year collaborative research project titled ‘IF BUG LAB: an experimental methodology for developing interactive documentary projects in the Brazilian context.’  

The project analyses the IF LAB (Interactive Factual Lab) methodology of interactive content creation created by Dr Gaudenzi, and explores ways of adapting it for the development of new documentary formats that suit the Brazilian context. By comparing the project partners’ expertise in methodologies of production of interactive narratives, the research will propose new participatory processes that can be adaptable to different economic and technological realities.

During the project Professor Paz will visit the Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design to meet members of the Digital and Interactive Storytelling MA (DisLAB). The result of this year long exchange of know-hows will be the creation of the IF BUG LAB workshop in Rio de Janeiro, during the Bug404 Conference, done in parallel to Bug Exhibition ("Mostra Bug").

This year-long exchange of know-hows will result in the creation of the IF BUG LAB workshop in Rio de Janeiro, during the Bug404 Conference, done in parallel to Bug Exhibition ("Mostra Bug").

The project is based on an action-research methodology and aims to produce academic outputs (articles, panels, review posts) and to create a long-term network between Professor Paz and Dr Gaudenzi, UNIRIO and University of Westminster, Bug404 and the i-Docs networks.

Find out more about the Digital and Interactive Storytelling Lab MA course.


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