Why I’m going to SXSW interactive 2017 this year

Why I’m going to SXSW 2017   For the first time ever, I’ve decided to make the trip to Austin for SXSW Interactive 2017.  Here’s why I decided this was the year I would finally attend.     An emphasis on social impact I’m not sure if it’s due to Brexit, President Trump, or the… Continue reading Why I’m going to SXSW interactive 2017 this year

Creating a UNICEF interactive documentary

One of the classes featured in UNICEF's interactive documentary "Imagine a School"

The conversation about Lebanon’s Syrian refugee crisis usually begins with some big and unprecedented numbers. 1 in 4 four people in Lebanon are refugees (1.5 million refugees in a country of roughly six million people) Half of the refugees who have fled the Syrian conflict are children And half of all registered Syrian refugee children aren’t… Continue reading Creating a UNICEF interactive documentary

The fusion of tech and storytelling – the FoST conference

Last week concluded an interesting conference/symposium called the “Future of StoryTelling (FoST)”.  True to their name, it focused on the emerging trends in technology and communications that will shape how we tell stories in the digital age. It’s an invite-only event, and although Vignette was fortunate to receive an invitation, we were unable to attend… Continue reading The fusion of tech and storytelling – the FoST conference

Taking refugee stories to the street – The Caravan’s unique performance project

Photo by: Caroline Gervay

With the Syrian war in its fifth year, and the refugee crisis continuing unabated, there is a rising challenge by storytellers in the region to find new approaches to connect people to the human cost of the conflict. One of the more innovative efforts I’ve seen is The Caravan, a street performance project that tells… Continue reading Taking refugee stories to the street – The Caravan’s unique performance project