New ways of telling stories can be more powerful than we might imagine

In the 21st century, technology has become all about immersive storytelling

22nd January, 2017
A man experiences VR at a Sony store in Manhattan on November 1, 2016 in New York City. Pic: Getty

In 1968, William Anders, an astronaut aboard the Apollo 8 spacecraft, took a photograph of the earth as it appeared to rise over the surface of the moon. He took it on a whim; he just thought it was pretty. But the picture, known as Earthrise, became a catalyst for the then-burgeoning environmental movement.

New technologies that lead to innovative ways of telling stories can be more powerful than we can ever expect. Photographs, especially documentary images,...

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