VR project to preserve works of digital fiction

A researcher from Sheffield University is working with an arts organisation to create an interactive storytelling experience.

Thursday, 21st February 2019, 07:53 am
Updated Thursday, 21st February 2019, 07:57 am

The Digital Fiction Curios project explores three early Adobe Flash-based stories, designed and written by artists Andy Campbell and Judi Alston nearly 20 years ago.

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The university’s  Professor Alice Bell will work with One to One Development Trust's in-house digital storytelling studio Dreaming Methods to develop the project, using virtual reality to archive and re-imagine the three works before Adobe Flash, the technology used to create them, becomes obsolete in 2020. 

Prof Bell said: "These digital fiction works are culturally and technologically significant and it's really important that they are preserved.”