Sigana

Brandon Young, Melisa Achoko Allela
Livestream:
Sun, 16-May-21 02:00 PM
On demand: May 6-16th
Q&A via zoom with:
Brandon Young, Melisa Achoko Allela

EXPLORING AFRICAN ORATURE IN THE DIGITAL AGE

Making up a story is not so hard. We all do it on a reg­u­lar basis. But how does one make a sto­ry­teller? Ah, now that is a bit trick­i­er. Join Melisa Achoko Allela and the vir­tu­al spir­its as they tell a story about the trials, and joys, of cre­at­ing an inter­ac­tive sto­ry­teller who tries with all her dig­i­tal heart to express East Africa’s rich cul­ture of immer­sive oral sto­ry­telling. A story of art, research, tech­nol­o­gy, and a little bit of behind the screen magic.