4 July 2018 @ 3:00 pm

Interactive storytelling

How do you make interactive experiences that put audiences at the centre of the stories people tell? Dan Koerner explains how Sandpit, an interactive experience design & technology agency, blends design and technology to create captivating experiences that do this in the digital and physical world.

Sandpit has a highly unusual digital design practice in that it tends to create projects that manifest in the real world. They have a rigorous laboratory methodology that drives their creativity and working philosophy. In this forum talk, Dan shared the ins and outs of this practice.

This forum took place on 4 July. A recording is available below.

Watch a recording of Dan's talk here

Dan Koerner is creative director at Sandpit, a digital studio based in Melbourne. Dan has a background in directing unusual projects for film and theatre including Disappearance​ ​ (2007) and I Am Not An Animal​ ​ (2012) for the Border Project, Take Me There​ (2011) for Restless Dance and his short film If I Dance Will It Keep Me Warm (2011) which was an official entry in the Melbourne International Film Festival in the same year. He was previously creative director at PLOT Media where he directed short films, music videos, TV commercials and interactive projects until 2012. At Sandpit he has co-directed works for Penguin Books, Google’s Creative Lab, Museum Vic, the Australian Children’s Television Foundation and the immersive, after hours experience I, Animal​​ in 2012 for Melbourne Zoo. In 2017 he co-directed Eyes​, an interactive audio tour about the apocalypse using custom, Sandpit designed audio devices. He continues to make immersive interactive experiences with Sandpit for museums, galleries, theatres and in the real world.