Electricomics: a Digital R&D Fund for the Arts project
Alison Gazzard, a Lecturer in Media Arts at the London Knowledge Lab, and a member of DARE, has worked with Alan Moore and Mitch Jenkins’ Orphans of the Storm to secure funding to lead the research component of developing new possibilities for storytelling through digital comics.
The project, titled Electricomics, is a collaboration between the arts organisation, Alan Moore and Mitch Jenkins’ Orphans of the Storm, the technology partner Ocasta Labs, and researchers Alison Gazzard along with Daniel Goodbrey from the University of Hertfordshire. This has been funded by the Digital R&D Fund for the Arts, “a £7 million fund from Arts Council England, the Arts and Humanities Research Council and Nesta to support collaboration between arts projects, technology providers and researchers to explore the potential of increasing audience engagement or find new business models.”
The project team has set out to examine how comics currently exist in the digital space, and how we can explore their translation/transition from page to screen. We want to focus on storytelling in particular, and try and find new ways to explore comics narratives using the technology now available.
For more information on the project see: http://electricomics.net
Supported by the Digital R&D Fund for the Arts – Nesta, Arts & Humanities Research Council and public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England