Dr Pat Kotchapakdee Discusses Documentary

Reproduced from the website of Dr Rob Watson: ” Today, John Coster and I were very fourtunate to spend the day with Dr Pat Kotchapakdee from Khon Kaen University in Thailand. John and Pat were able to sit down and discuss how Pat approaches his documentary work, and what he thinks is the use of…

Immersive Storytelling

Q. Can the use of ‘new’ immersive storytelling techniques e.g. AR/VR/360° affect a ‘viewer’ to take action……make them into a ‘doer’? A. These are ’empathy technologies’…..In The Better Angels of Our Nature, Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker makes the case for reading as a “technology for perspective-taking” that has the capacity to not only evoke people’s empathy but also expand…

Facebook and Memories

Q. What role does Facebook (and others) play in the archiving of our memories? Is it going to encourage users to print out their photos or ‘trust’ Facebook to store/archive them for ever? A.