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Lessons Learnt: Directing Drama in VR

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In the fall of 2015, we participated in an experiment at the VR Days designed to explore how visual storytelling works in VR. One year later, Ashes to Ashes is released. This short tragicomedy in VR is the final outcome of this adventure. The whole experience of making Ashes to Ashes was a blast. But what did we learn […]

Interactive projects about online privacy

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Most of us don’t seem to care much about our online privacy. Why should we? And what are the effects of living in a world where we are connected –observed even– 24 hours a day? In these five interactive projects, directors and designers create awareness around some of the most important questions of our time: the recording […]

Top 5 Sexually Oriented Animated Shorts

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During my first visit to the DOK Leipzig festival for documentary and animation, it weren’t the animated documentaries that stood out. I was much more excited by the many humoristic and bold shorts celebrating (female) sexuality. Visualizing the clitoris and the penis as happy animated characters, or a female’s orgasm through Norman McLaren-esque visuals, or […]

Top 5 Favorite Apps For Kids (under 6)

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In this second installment of Maria Dicieanu’s Favorite Apps for Kids, she covers ‘must have apps’ for under 6-year-olds. These apps are gooood. You might succumb to the urge to snatch the iPad right from your toddler’s unsuspecting hands to play with them yourself. See the harvest below, or find the previous Top 5 featuring […]

Amazing Apps For Kids (6 and up)

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When it comes to digital devices, parents are still struggling to find the perfect balance between ensuring the tech-savvyness of their children, without compromising other important aspects of their development. I discovered five beautiful apps for kids that pair a contemporary aesthetic with some sort of educational value. Apps that aim to do a bit more […]

Inspirations Behind VR Doc The Ark

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Integrating new technologies into storytelling is the name of the game. And Submarine Channel alums Kel O’Neill and Eline Jongsma, are doing just that with their new VR documentary, The Ark. They’ve used virtual reality technology to put viewers face to face with the world’s most endangered species: the Northern white rhinoceros. Inspired by artists […]

Angouleme Comics Festival

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Every time I visit the Angouleme Comics Festival I’m surprised and a little bit jealous of the French and their love for comics. In France, comics are serious business; they call it the “Ninth Art.” The market for comics and graphic novels is huge, because almost everyone reads them. What’s great about Angouleme is that it covers the […]

New Fractals

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The fractal is back and is as enigmatic as ever! From exciting mathematic visual to spiritual vehicle, fractals have long captured the imagination of especially the nerdy inclined humans. Nowadays they’re used in everything, from game design to weather predictions, and from retro 1990’s party flyers to music videos.   Progressive Julia Fractal This recent […]