Keynote: Annie Reid (Narrative Director, Ubisoft) – World Building for the 21st century
Welcome by John Strachan (Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Enterprise at Bath Spa University)
World Building for the 21st century
In video games, novels, theatre, and films, creators not only tell stories about characters in trouble, they also – implicitly or explicitly – create imaginary worlds in which to tell those stories. And even if it’s only an imaginary subset of our contemporary world, creators still infuse any fictional space with values, attitudes, cultures, personalities, and rules by which the content is structured and presented. Annie Reid talks about how to approach worldbuilding in a truly inclusive that ethically reflects our complex realities – even in a completely imaginary world.