February 19th Talk: Storytelling in the Age of Divided Screens! by Melissa Malzkuhn

Motion Light Lab is pleased to welcome Erik Loyer, Creative Director of multi platform and interactive storytelling projects, to share his work and address storytelling and digital technology. This presentation will look to comics, cinema, and games to discover design principles for a split-screen media landscape.

Storytelling in the Age of Divided Screens :: Looking to comics, cinema, and games to discover design principles for a split-screen media landscape.

Erik Loyer is a lead creator and innovator behind many projects, including Upgrade Soul, Strange Rain, Ruben+Lullaby - all available on the App Store (for iPad & iPhone). His work in interactive media and storytelling has won many awards and honors. 

He'll talk about how we tell stories through "divided screens" in this time and age today; as well as HOW he goes from concept to reality.  



Erik Loyer’s interactive artworks have been exhibited online and in festivals and museums throughout the United States and abroad, including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Prix Ars Electronica; and Transmediale. His website “The Lair of the Marrow Monkey” (http://www.marrowmonkey.com/lair) was one of the first to be added to the permanent collection of a major art museum, at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. As Creative Director for “Vectors: Journal of Culture and Technology in a Dynamic Vernacular,” (http://www.vectorsjournal.org) an experimental online academic journal, Loyer has created numerous interactive essays in collaboration with leading humanities scholars including N. Katherine Hayles and David Theo Goldberg. He is the recipient of a Rockefeller Film/Video/Multimedia Fellowship, and his works have been honored in the Webby Awards, the Montreal International Festival of New Cinema and New Media, and the California Design Biennial. Erik Loyer was born in San Francisco in 1972, and received a B.A. in Cinema/Television Production from the University of Southern California.