Conducttr Blog

21-07-2013 08-11-22

On Tuesday, I’ll be speaking about blending reality and fiction at a conference for Digital Research in the Humanities & Arts.

Our goal with Conducttr is make it possible for audiences to lead many parallel lives – one real and many fictional; lives that they create in their imagination.

When we read a book our imaginations transport us to new places and our body reacts as though these fictional experiences were real – change of breath, heartbeat, temperature and so on. But when we put down the book, real world stimulus overpowers the imagination and we return to reality.

What if we could change the real world so that it mirrored our imaginations?

What if we could take input from the audience, and from the real world, and use interactive storytelling to change reality?

Perception is reality. Therefore by changing perception – by spoofing interactions from fictional entities that exist only in the imagination – we can change reality. At least the reality as held in the mind of our audience.

This is our vision for Conducttr.


  • RhysMT

    This would be amazing! I really think that this is the way forward for storytelling (based on what the audience craves – and how tech is moving people beyond a single screen + single location)
    I also think that literature is the golden grail of interactive storytelling – if you can get it right (with a book), they I really think that you can breakthrough into the mainstream

    Give me a shout Rob – may have a novel that could take this further…

    Laters, Rhys MT

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