Podcast #40: Dr Davy Smith

Dr Davy Smith is a researcher, creative technologist and designer, working at the Digital Creativity Labs at the University of York.

His research focuses on the applications of interactive storytelling and artificial intelligence to broadcast media, bridging fine art, interactive media and computer science. He has also developed and exhibited technology with a number of leading creative institutions including Tate, FACT and the BBC.

In this episode we discuss how this kind of research will effect the future of storytelling and broadcast media, including the considerations that have to be taken into account when creating highly personalised content.

We chat about artificial curiosity, how you would go about synthesising creativity, and whether that would even be a good things, as well as looking at the similarities between painting and coding to describe the links between art, science and media.

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Podcast #28: Gemma Curry

Gemma Curry is an actress, storyteller & theatre maker. After over 15 years experience in theatre she started her own professional touring theatre company, Hedgepig Theatre. As her family own grew so did her company, as Hedgepig added a children’s company, Hoglets – Theatre fun for little folks.

Over the last 5years Hoglets has been running storytelling and theatre workshops for babies, toddlers and primary age children, and this year saw the production of their first children’s play The Sleep Pirates.

In this episode we discuss how to tell better stories, about diving in and having an open approach to learning new skills, and about whether children get enough exposure to the arts.

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