Stories About Stories
An unexpected journey at a music festival. (2009, 90 minutes)
Stories About Stories was my first major “performance” talk. A story about bringing Singstar to a music festival is interspersed with short anecdotes from guest stars; at Nordic in 2009 these included my One Life Left colleague Ann Scantlebury, Ninja Theory’s Tameem Antoniades, Jonathan Smith from TT Games and videogame poet Craig “The Rage” McLellan.
The essence is this: games tell brilliant stories, but the focus of those stories is rarely the narratives that frame the experience. This talk predates this site and reworking it will require a little effort (not least to assemble a cast of guest stars) but if it sounds like something you’d like to hear, get in touch.