Tuesday March 31, 2020

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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