Hacking Stories - How You Get to an Audience Can Change Things

We are all attracted to stories. Stories make ideas resonate with us. They inspire us, motivate us and often explain how the world works. There are stories we tell ourselves (true or not), stories that are shared with us, and stories that help us understand an experience: maybe a dream, maybe a memory, maybe a truth.

Narrative can come to us in many forms: sometimes as fiction, sometimes as songs; sometimes in still or moving images; sometimes as prose. Poems allow us to paint a mind picture; fiction lets us imagine the characters; a film uses images to tell a story; VR immerses us into the scene while games let us participate and sometimes even change the ending. How does this change what we take away from a story?

This session looks at what happens when we hack a story. We find out whether telling a story in a different form changes what we take away from it. We investigate whether the emotional impacts of a story are altered by our own perception. Maybe we’ve already been hacked by a story? And maybe it’s time to get our own back! 

Presented by The Project Factory. 

Information on Access and Inclusion

  • Access to the venue is suitable for wheelchairs (toilets, ramps/lifts etc.) and designated wheelchair spaces are available.
  • A hearing loop (sometimes called an audio induction loop) is a special type of sound system for use by people with hearing aids. The hearing loop provides a magnetic, wireless signal that is picked up by the hearing aid when it is set to 'T' (Telecoil) setting. Many venues have an induction hearing loop system. Check if your venue has this system.

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The Rocks is essentially the birthplace of modern Sydney. Get a sense of Sydney's past exploring The Rocks' cobbled laneways, cosy cafes and some of the oldest pubs in the country.

Around The Rocks is the best place to see the major projections and interactive installations, including the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) and Cadman’s Cottage. You can become a composer and dance on piano keys, a maestro who makes the Bridge sparkle or changes the colour of the cityscape. See what else is happening in The Rocks

Level 6 Terrace Entrance, 140 George St, The Rocks NSW 2000
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