Our research

At StoryLab our interdisciplinary research activities explore how the development and democratisation of new creative technologies can enable stories to be told in innovative and immersive ways, and impact positively on society.

We are concerned with the what, how, who and why of storytelling operating at the intersection of narrative, form, and impact. We interrogate and experiment with new opportunities arising from creative, cultural and technological convergence.

Multi-modal narratives are a common theme. We use novel combinations of art and design, audio, digital media and film to support investigation, intervention, and knowledge exchange.

We adopt an experiential and interactive approach to storytelling that includes 360 film, 3D data visualisation, soundscapes, extended realities (XR) as well as traditional filmmaking. We encourage inquiry into individual immersion and participation and the generation of cognition, emotion and action.

We work with a variety of researchers and organisations to develop creative artefacts, new data, innovative and poly-vocal forms of inquiry and communication of knowledge, particularly around complex and challenging issues.

Our research focuses on three key areas of interest:

Identity, Culture & Heritage

Health & Wellbeing

Sustainable & Resilient Communities

Visit our research portal to find out more about our latest projects