BRADFORD was chosen to be part of an augmented reality and virtual 3D time storytelling experience celebrating the history of the neighborhood.
StoryTrails, is part of UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK, a groundbreaking national celebration of creativity in 2022.
StoryTrails will bring untold stories from the past to life through the magic of the 3D Internet using augmented and virtual reality to bring public spaces to life across the UK, creating a free, fun and fun family experience.
He will only visit 15 locations across the UK, including Bradford in July 2022.
The Bradford Council Library Service will participate in the project, which will see the public travel through time through the wonders of these new technologies to uncover untold local stories where they actually happened.
StoryTrails needs people from the Bradford area to tell their stories, so they are recruiting creative talent to lead the project.
Creative professionals interested in new technologies such as 3D modeling software, game engines, augmented and virtual reality are encouraged to apply now. Full training will be provided as well as access to advanced equipment, production support and production credits for the job.
Once the creatives of StoryTrails find and develop the stories, audiences will be taken through an immersive tour of Bradford as they explore these stories through virtual and augmented reality similar to Pokemon Go and via a series of installations. .
People will be able to experience the story where it really happened by entering the virtual story portal guided by a free mobile app, using a mix of mind-blowing augmented reality experiences that remix archival films.
Participants will also be immersed in a virtual map of their region, made up of 3D models and audio stories captured on location, encouraging audiences to connect and experience their region in unimaginable ways.
StoryTrails is directed by StoryFutures Academy and produced in partnership with the British Film Institute, broadcaster and filmmaker David Olusoga. It will use cutting edge technology from Niantic, the makers of Pokemon Go.
Professor David Olusoga, Executive Producer of StoryTrails, said: âBy enabling 50 diverse creative voices to create compelling stories that combine past, present and future through the magic of immersive technologies, we will chart a new course for creativity in this country. StoryTrails will spark the public’s imagination with experiences that use the poetry of history to inspire a new vision of our future.
Professor James Bennett, Director of StoryFutures and StoryTrails, said: âStoryTrails is an extremely ambitious project as we travel across the UK to uncover unfamiliar, surprising and intriguing stories from local communities. We’re excited to bring these hidden stories to life.
Councilor Sarah Ferriby, executive member of the Bradford Council for Healthy People and Places, said: âI am delighted that Bradford has been chosen to participate in this project. It is a fantastic opportunity for our libraries to be at the center of new technological innovations by telling the stories of the communities they serve.
For more details and how to apply, visit story-trails.com