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AISB event Bulletin Item

LAST CALL FOR APPLICANTS: RIDERS Summer School on Interactive Narrative, Aug 4th-8th, York University, UK

RIDERS is an EPSRC-funded network on Interactive Narrative ( see 
Its Summer School will run Aug 4th-8th at University of York and focus on interactive Role-play, 
Film, Text and Graphic Illustration, with workshops led by international experts and a mixture of 
talks and hands-on. Riders Summer School will explore interactive storytelling within the following
tracks: Mixed-Media, LARP, Comics and Authoring.

Participants will experience all tracks, but in the afternoon time is set aside to work on a group 
project focusing on one of the above.

Attendees will use technology, their knowledge and the experience of group interaction to create 
an original digital story output. Each group will choose the medium they wish to work on across 
the strands of Comics, Mixed Media and Role-play. The craft workshops will directly prepare and 
feed into group collaboration and hands-on activities centred on developing an interactive story. 
There will be a diverse mix attending Summer School; from established researchers within academia, 
industry experts and new researchers  this will offer a fantastic environment and lots of 
opportunities for PHD students to get guidance on their own research work. 
All the interactive group projects will be showcased at the end of the week  there will be plenty 
of time in the evening to work on your group digital narrative over a beer or coffee, and network 
with other professionals within the Riders network for future collaboration.

A detailed programme is available at and just a few places are left, costing only 200 gbp including all accommodation and meals for the week.

If you'd like to attend please email your application to: Vivienne Macdonald 
 with a para on your current background in Interactive Narrative and a 
second para on what you'd hope to gain from the Summer school.