Jan 212010
 

As we ended the last decade we were collating/archiving assets from the LAMP site and think it important to recognise the people that made LAMP the Australian icon in effective emerging media development.

Many of the mentors and participants were beginning their own journey on these workshops and residentials and are now leading the industry in Australia and abroad. We hope these ‘retrospective’ posts serve as a record for that which follows LAMP.

LAMP 2005-2009 was:

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Jul 232007
 

Thursday’s Fictions SL 03

The project, Thursday’s Fictions, that went through the last LAMP: Story of the Future residential is currently being produced & designed by Gary Hayes in Second Life in collaboration with its creators Dr Richard James Allen and Karen Perlman, with story support from LAMP mentor Jackie Turnure, as a tie in with a transmission of the film of the same name. ABC TV Sunday Arts covers it here

The creators of the award-winning and surreal dance film, Thursday’s Fictions, will launch an online 3D immersive experience in Second Life. In this virtual world quest audiences can experience what it’s like to be one of the characters in the story while sharing the experience with their friends.

Thursday’s Fictions is the story of a woman who tries to cheat the cycle of reincarnation to get eternal life. Adapted from the book, Thursday’s Fictions, by Dr Richard James Allen (short-listed for the Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry at the 2000 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards), the film deals with themes of reincarnation and the nature of our universe.

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The initiative is supported by the Literature Board of the Australia Council through its The Story of the Future project, the Australian Film Television and Radio School through LAMP, the ABC through its Innovation and Arts Departments, and The Project Factory. Thursday’s Fictions in Second Life will be launched on the AFTRS Island on Sunday July 29.

Thursday’s Fictions in Second Life is a collaboration by leading Australian dance filmmakers Dr Richard James Allen and Dr Karen Pearlman of The Physical TV Company and Gary Hayes, Director of LAMP at AFTRS and The Project Factory.

Meet the creative artists, Dr Richard James Allen and Dr Karen Pearlman, for a Q & A at the ABC Amphitheatre on the ABC Island in Second Life at 4pm directly following the broadcast.

The work is currently in progress but here are a series of shots of the Second Life build as it currently stands about 50% into the build phase.

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Images © LAMP, Physical TV and Gary Hayes

Jul 022007
 

Project description: You’ll Never Have Another Week Like This One! In order to enter the world of Thursday’s Fictions, you must respond the following “You have five minutes left to live. It is always said that you can’t take it with you, but what if you could? What would you take with you? What is important to you?

Thursdays Fiction

Thursdays Fiction

Thursdays Fiction

Thursdays Fiction

Thursdays Fiction

Thursdays Fiction

Team Members
Karen Pearlman, Anthony Ortega and Richard Allen
Guardian Mentor: Tony Walsh
LAMP Lab: June 2007
Target media: TV, Virtual World

Jul 022007
 

Project description: You are your own adventure. A new web-based writing game in which the participants develop their own take on the mystery story that they are presented with.

Tell Tales

Tell Tales

Tell Tales

Tell Tales

Team Members
Bernard Cohen, Daniel Ormella and Natalie Kershaw
Guardian Mentor: John Buchanan
LAMP Lab: June 2007
Target media: Broadband PC

Jul 022007
 

Project description: Take the pulse of the city through the wrists of writers, using sms. This is an entirely new service that builds upon the strengths and flexibility of mobile, locative, and social networking technologies, applied uniquely via collaborative inputs from a network of writers. p.u.l.s.e is an innovative collaborative writing project that explores the intersections of writing and mobile technologies

Pulse

Pulse

Pulse

Pulse

Team Members
Megan Heyward, David Bartolo and Miek Dunbar
Guardian Mentors: Peter Giles & Catherine Gleeson
LAMP Lab: June 2007
Target media: Mobile, Broadband PC

Jul 022007
 

Project description: Fun and frolics with three feisty frogs in a swamp.” Animation, interactive TV show which is a combination of adventure, story and game.

MondoFroggo

MondoFroggo

MondoFroggo

MondoFroggo

MondoFroggo

MondoFroggo

Team Members
Kate Kennedy White, Murray Debus and Jon Kudelka
Guardian Mentor: Lisa Romano
LAMP Lab: June 2007
Target media: TV, Broadband PC, Video Portals, Mobile

Jul 022007
 

Project description: Everyone has something to hide! The Parcel is an interactive cross-media murder mystery series set in the virtual community of Middlemania against the backdrop of the local council elections

Middlemania

Middlemania

Middlemania

Middlemania

Middlemania

Team Members
Belinda Bradley, Franz Docherty and Albith Delgado
Guardian Mentor: Jim Shomos
LAMP Lab: June 2007
Target media: TV, Broadband PC, Video Portals

Jul 022007
 

Project description: Killer Gene – who should control the code of life itself? An ARG based around the disappearance of a genetic scientist.

Killer Gene ARG

Killer Gene ARG

Killer Gene ARG

Killer Gene ARG

Killer Gene ARG

Killer Gene ARG

Team Members
Sonya Pemberton, Carla Drago and Dan Thorsland
Guardian Mentor: Paul Bennun
LAMP Lab: June 2007
Target media: Broadband PC, Video Portals, Outdoor, Print, Mobile, TV

Jul 022007
 

Project description: A beautiful girl is on the run with 100 grand. Do you help her… Or turn her in?” An alternate reality game driven by a “true story” of a kidnapping that is an extension of a short film scheduled for shooting June 2007

Get Carla

Get Carla

Get Carla

Get Carla

Get Carla

Get Carla

Get Carla

Team Members
John Trefey, James Mitchell and Julien De Nys
Guardian Mentor: Jackie Turnure
LAMP Lab: June 2007
Target media: Cross-Media, Radio ARG, Mobile, Printed, Video Portals, TV

Jul 022007
 

Project description: A New World. A daring crusade. All in the name of friendship and freedom! CAPTIVE is a fun and exciting quest based online RPG for primary school children centred around British and Australian convict heritage in the 1820’s, taking history lessons into a whole new dimension… fun!

Captive RPG

Captive RPG

Captive RPG

Captive RPG

Captive RPG

Captive RPG

Captive RPG

Team Members
Catherine Pettman, Kate Davis and Andy Wilson
Guardian Mentor: Gary Hayes
LAMP Lab: June 2007
Target media: Virtual World, Games Consoles, Video Portals