Today, the Museum of the Moving Image and the Future of StoryTelling announced Sensory Stories, an exhibition that reveals how an emerging group of artists and companies are using innovative digital techniques to change the way audiences experience storytelling.
Conceived and organized by the Future of StoryTelling (FoST), this new exhibition invites visitors to participate in narratives that merge traditional storytelling with groundbreaking new technologies, incorporating full-body immersion, and interaction that includes sight, hearing, touch, even smell. Sensory Stories will include premieres of the fully immersive, virtual reality bird-flight simulator, Birdly NYC; an interactive film from Google Creative Lab for the Google Cube; the first oBook, a platform that expands literature into the dimension of scent, as well as acclaimed work from Chris Milk, Vincent Morisett, the National Film Board of Canada, The Daniels, and other pioneers in new storytelling technologies.
“Technology has driven the evolution of moving image entertainment since the invention of film,” said Carl Goodman, the Museum’s Executive Director. “Today, new technologies and interfaces aim to bring the body, mind, and senses into a new relationship with the moving image, one which eliminates the gap between the real and the virtual, the physical and the digital."
Charles Melcher, Founder and Director of FoST and co-curator of the exhibition, added, "At its heart Sensory Stories celebrates how new technologies are bringing us back into our bodies, allowing us to experience stories in immersive and powerful ways that remind us of the sensory joy of being alive."
Sensory Stories opens on April 18 and will be on view through July 26 at the Museum.