Biarritz, France: Moderating "ARE WE MOVING THROUGH A SENSORY NARRATION?" Jan 2016

Client: Smart FIPA – Festival International De Programmes Audiovisuels, Biarritz, France.

Client’s goal: Moderate a day of talks "Are we moving through sensory narration" focusing on how the media industry can extend the use of the senses beyond sight and sound. With international speakers providing insight on a range of subjects, relating to touch, smell and taste, my job was to create a red thread that questioned the relevance of such approaches within the media industry we understand today.

VR (Virtual Reality) and prospective - Nicoletta Iacobacci
> Exploration of VR and its future prospects. VR is used to feel the story all our senses will soon be involved, and not just sight and hearing. 
 The Impact of a technological narration - Vincenzo Susca
> New technologies propel us into a new dimension. What will be their impact on narrations and on the way they are received/perceived?
On Interactive storytelling - Chris Crawford
> Designing a true interactive story is a challenge that we will help you to take-up. 
Haptic Technology or how to touch the story - Ali Israr
> Demonstration on how the screen becomes matter through haptic technology allowing your fingers to feel the image.
The Taste Simulation - Dr. Nimesha Ranasinghe
> When technology transmits information to our taste buds… an exploration of the digital simulation of gustatory sensations.
The Olfactory Narrative - Marcel van Bakel & Frederik Duerinck
> Odors, just like taste, are more evocative of memories that sight, sound or touch.

Point of contact: Christopher Canalis & Florence Girot, Smart Fipa
Paul Tyler