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Monday, February 4 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Immersive Stories - The Future Of Storytelling

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Stories - with great influence comes great responsibility. Never more so than when we consider the future of storytelling. Immersive Stories - The Future of Storytelling is a panel discussion exploring immersive storytelling - a powerful new tool for sharing experiences.

Immersive storytelling's significant power has been utilized by the likes of the UN who set up a VR unit in 2015 to showcase their work. It has been embraced by journalism (in 2016 the New York Times sent Google Cardboard headsets to all its subscribers in the US), advertising and many more to bring stories to life in a ways that had not been possible.

 As we discuss the technologies that underpin immersive storytelling - augmented and virtual reality - we'll discuss both what they enable, and the dark side of this potential. Who will ensure that we tell stories for good?
 
This panel discussion brings the future to Africa, with a series of trailblazers who are at the forefront of utilizing immersive storytelling for their craft.

Speakers
avatar for Joel Benson

Joel Benson

Craetive Director, JB Multimedia Studios/360VR Stories
Joel Benson is the founder and Creative Director at JB Multimedia Studios Lagos based independent production company committed to the very best local content, presented, as it has never been seen before. Primarily focused on documentaries and short films, we also work with clients... Read More →
avatar for Judith Okonkwo

Judith Okonkwo

Founder, Imisi 3D
Judith Okonkwo was born in London and grew up in Austria, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Indonesia and Japan. She is a Technology Evangelist and Business Psychologist. In 2014, she moved to Lagos, Nigeria and spent a year helping Chan Zuckerberg Initiative investee &ela set up. She sits on... Read More →
avatar for Ugochi Oluigbo

Ugochi Oluigbo

News Anchor, VR/Environmental Journalist, TVC News
Ugochi Oluigbo, graduate of Imo State University, Owerri, stated her career as a radio presenter with Imo Broadcasting Corporation then moved on to Aso Radio and TV, Abuja as news anchor and presenter.She has won several journalism fellowships and awards including the Climate Change... Read More →
avatar for Jumoke Sanwo

Jumoke Sanwo

Founder/Creative Director, Revolving Art Incubator
Jumoke is a visual artist, cultural producer and the founder and creative director of the Revolving Art Incubator Lagos (RAI).RAI is an incubator space for artists established in 2016 as a platform for multi-creative engagement and contemporary art discourse with a focus on emerging... Read More →


Monday February 4, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
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