Exploding Narrative – deadline 25 April 2008

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EXPLODING NARRATIVE
Exploding Narrative is a project developed by Just-b. and HP Labs, with the support of the Arts Council of England

WHAT ARE MSCAPES?
mscapes are mobile, interactive experiences: stories, interactive drama, games and guides triggered by location and experienced via GPS-enabled PDAs

They are based on user-friendly software developed by Hewlett-Packard Laboratories (find out more: www.mscapers.com)

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR
Ideas that engage with location-based collaborative gaming, learning or stories

Applicants are advised to think about the content (games/stories/ideas) first and decide how to achieve those aims using the technology

HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR IDEA
Simply UPLOAD YOUR ENTRY a 150 word description and supporting image of your inspirational work

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS
5pm, Friday April 25th

THE PROCESS
Members of b.TWEEN PEOPLE will view, comment and vote for submissions

A small selection committee will cherry pick from the top-rated works

The creators of the best five ideas will be given £1,000 to develop their idea into a pitch

Winners will spend a day at the Pervasive Media Studio in Bristol to find out more about the software: what works, what is possible, what has been done before

HP will lend you PDAs to work through your idea

PITCHING
Developed ideas will be pitched to an industry expert panel in front of an audience at the ICA on the 10th June

The panel and the audience will help to improve the idea and presentational style

b.TWEEN 08 ( www.just-b.com/btween/ )
The finished pitches will take place in front of an audience of delegates and industry experts at the opening event of b.TWEEN 08 on 18th June

Presentations will be archived and screened at the ICA, FACT and on screens across Manchester over the 19th and 20th June

Delegates and the public will be asked to vote for their favourite idea. The person with the winning idea will be given a £10,000 development grant to take it into production

The finished work will feature in the Interactive Gallery at b.TWEEN 09