Storytelling in the digital age

  • Talk

Storytelling in the digital age

A lecture by Dr Lyle Skains
25 May 2019, 2:30pm

In the age of the digital, everything from film to text to photo boils down to the same thing: the 1s and 0s of binary code. This enables individual storytellers to merge story with art, movement, sound, and interactivity, creating enormous potential and variability for multimedia storytelling. This talk will present a sampling of multimedia, multimodal storytelling, demonstrating how, in the digital age, artistic and narrative media converge into one endlessly variable landscape.

‘Where art and words collide’ lecture series

What is literature? What is art? What is beautiful? The relationship between artist, author, and audience is fraught with uneasy expectations of finding ‘meaning’. However, both literature and art thrive in places where art and words collide and meaning breaks apart to reveal alternative worlds and new approaches. From a historical look at violence in literature, to the places where narrative threads turn into digital tapestries, words trade meaning to become sounds, and perspective reframes creative approaches to become new art.

This series of lectures explores art and literature as interactive spaces for posing questions rather than imposing meaning.

25 May, 2:30pm   

Storytelling in the digital age - A lecture by Dr Lyle Skains

1 June, 2:30pm   

Questioning difficult perspectives in ordinary spaces A lecture by Jordan Glendenning

8 June, 2:30pm   

Treat art with Dada - A lecture by Dr Sarah Pogoda

15 June, 2:30pm  

Making art write: gallery spaces as writing inspiration - A lecture by Dr DeAnn Bell


Lectures are FREE  

Booking is advised on 01492 868191 or by calling into the gallery.