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I moderated this 90-minute Sundance New Frontier panel discussion about immersive storytelling in AR and the role of virtual characters and conversational interfaces. It included Alice Wroe, who is the creative director of Magic Leaps digital human named MicaPeter Flaherty, who is the director of The Dial, Artie’s co-founder and CEO, Ryan Horrigan, and Ted Schilowitz, who is the Paramount Pictures Futurist in Residence.

We had a wide-ranging discussion about spacial storytelling, the importance of moving your body through space as a fully-engaged participant, the differences between VR and AR in storytelling, the differences between phone-based AR and head-mounted AR, the ethics of AR storytelling, the future trends and challenges for AR as a utility vs AR as a storytelling medium, the role of context for story in AR, the role of emotional context and body language in AR, and finally how virtual characters and conversational interfaces will be a part of future of interactive storytelling.

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