Speaking – 2013

Sep 29

Panel: The Twine Revolution

Freeplay Independent Games Festival, State Library of Victoria

Now that it’s as easy to make a game as take a photo, new voices are coming out to play. This session will explore what happens when power is in the hands of the community, and what that community is choosing to make.

With Kircy Jong, Paul Callaghan, and Mary Hamilton


May 31

I sing the body electric

Reading Matters, State Library of Victoria

Videogames create worlds, experiences, bodies, and imaginations for us in new ways of expressing ourselves – and uncovering new opportunities to directly experience the deeply personal.


May 31

Panel: Is there an app for that?

Reading Matters, State Library of Victoria

Paul Callaghan, John Flanagan and Fiona Wood talk stories and communities in a brave new world.


Feb 21

DIGITAL NARRATIVES: LOVE, GAMES AND FEAR OF THE MACHINE

National Screenwriters’ Conference, RACV Cape Schanck

There’s so much change in the world of digital storytelling, but just like film, theatre, radio and television, a strong script is still where these new forms begin to succeed. Chaired by Mike Cowap of Screen Australia, the session will explore the craft of writing for digital narratives: from online documentaries, to alternate reality dramas, to AAA video games.  Using examples from their own work, experienced creators in the on-line space, Sam Doust and Paul Callaghan will workshop this new craft from the writer and director perspectives.