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Biography

Brad Gyori is a Senior Lecturer in Digital Storytelling at Bournemouth University. He holds a PhD in Rhetoric and Composition from Arizona State University and has taught both media theory and production at ASU and the Tribeca Academy in downtown Chicago. As a practice-led researcher, he creates and analyses projects across a variety of media platforms. He is a playwright, web designer, screenwriter, director, songwriter and novelist. As a television writer-producer, he has worked for such networks as MTV, VH1, FX, E! and HBO online. For ten years, he was the Head Writer of the Emmy award winning Talk Soup. He has been nominated for five Emmys. His articles have appeared in The Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, Interactive Storytelling, Journalism Education, The Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning and Flow. In 2014, his play Desolation Angels was presented as a staged reading at Chicago's Steppenwolf theatre. In 2017, Gyori’s multi-media interactive play Shelley’s Heart debuted at the Shelley Theatre in Boscombe...

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Research

I study how new media stories work by creating them. My practice-based research includes elements that are interactive, multi-media, transmedia and location-aware. I am particularly interested in how different virtual and physical contexts influence User Experience (UX), narrative enjoyment, retention and comprehension.

I am a Practice Led Researcher. I make stories in order to understand how stories work. Key characteristics...

• Social – influenced by the crowd

• Interactive – influenced by the individual

• Locative – influenced by the context of engagement

• Multi-Modal – influenced various mediums and platforms

The research questions I explore are…

1. How does merging contexts of engagement (physical, theatrical and virtual) influence User Experience?

2. What designs best promote associative learning?

3. How do the poetics of path and place influence narrative pleasures and meanings?

My current project, Shelley’s Heart, involves collaborations with students and staff from diverse disciplines including creative writing, game design, animation, and filmmaking. I have also teamed up with industry professionals, including local actors, web designers and sound designers. Shelley’s Heart centres on two local heritage sites (St. Peter’s Church in Bournemouth and The Shelley Theatre in Boscombe). It has been awarded funding from the Bournemouth Borough Council and Bournemouth University.

In November of 2018, I directed a staged production of Shelley’s Heart at the Shelley Theatre. Elaborating on multi-media assets from this production, our team is now creating an interactive location-aware story experience. This iteration of Shelley’s Heart will be unveiled on October 31st 2018 (Halloween) to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. The project debut coincides with an academic conference host by AUB and the launch of the annual Shelley Frankenstein Festival...

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Journal Articles

Chapters

  • Gyori, B., 2018. Creating Kismet: What artists can teach academics about serendipity. In: Goggin, M. and Goggin, P., eds. Serendipity in Rhetoric, Writing, and Literacy Research. University Press of Colorado, 246-256.
  • Gyori, B., 2015. Britain's Got Tories: Yank Scholar on U.K. Lifestyle Politics. In: Jackson, D.A.N. and Thorsen, E., eds. UK Election Analysis 2015: Media, Voters and the Campaign: Early reflections from UK leading academics. Bournemouth University: Centre for the Study of Journalism, Culture and Community, 87.

Conferences

PhD Students

  • Adrian Butterworth, 2019. NARRATOLOGY AND SHORT FORM VIDEO an enquiry into South Korean Digital Multimedia Broadcasts

Invited Lectures

  • Writing Political Comedy, Bournemouth University, 04 Feb 2015 more
  • Welcome to BAMMJ at BU, BU's Talbot campus, 17 Sep 2015 more
  • Welcome to BAMMJ at BU, BU's Talbot Campus, 14 Sep 2016 more
  • Welcome to BAMMJ at BU, BU's Talbot campus, 13 Sep 2017 more
  • Documentary Storytelling Fundamentals, BU's Talbot campus, 11 Mar 2015 more
  • Storytelling Fundamentals for Documentary Films, BU's Talbot Campus, 16 Mar 2016 more
  • Storytelling Fundamentals for Documentary Films, BU's Talbot Campus, 15 Mar 2017 more
  • Storytelling Fundamentals for Documentary Films, BU's Talbot Campus, 14 Mar 2018 more
  • Transmedia Writing Workshop, BU's Talbot Campus, 14 Oct 2015 more
  • Transmedia Writing Workshop, BU's Talbot Campus, 22 Mar 2016 more
  • Transmedia Writing Workshop, BU's Talbot Campus, 20 Oct 2016 more
  • Transmedia Writing Workshop, BU's Talbot Campus, 15 Mar 2017 more
  • Transmedia Writing Workshop, BU's Talbot Campus, 19 Oct 2017 more
  • Digital Rituals, BU's Talbot Campus, 22 Oct 2015 more
  • Digital Rituals, BU's Talbot Campus, 20 Oct 2016 more

Grants

  • Shelley's Heart Location-Aware Story (Bournemouth Borough Council, 08 Jun 2018). Awarded
  • Shelley's Heart Location-Aware Story (BU QR Fund, 12 May 2018). Awarded
  • Shelley's Heart Location-Aware Story (BU QR Fund, 12 May 2018). Awarded
  • Shelley's Heart Location-Aware Story (TREF, 17 Jun 2017). Awarded

Internal Responsibilities

  • Level 5 Tutor, BAMMJ
  • Broadcast Journalism 2 Unit Tutor, BAMMJ
  • Features and Online 2 Level Tutor, BAMMJ

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • The location aware story Shelley's Heart debuts on the 31st of October 2018. It is freely available, inviting the general public to explore a cherished cultural heritage site and to learn about Mary Shelley and the Romantic poets.
  • This 2 hour workshop helped community members learn how to design collaborative project with an eye toward enhancing collective intelligence.
  • http://blogs.bournemouth.ac.uk/research/author/jpope/

Conference Presentations

  • MIX, Digital Storytelling in the Community, 10 Jul 2017, Bath Spa
  • MIX, Gaming Group Genius: Workshop, 10 Jul 2017, Bath Spa
  • English and Shared Futures, Reanimating the Romantics: Bringing Shelley’s Heart Back to Life, 05 Jul 2017, Newcastle Civic Centre
  • MeCCSA Annual Conference 2017, BU Innovation Booth at MeCCSA 2017: Turn your research into resources for social change, 11 Jan 2017, Leeds University
  • IFLab Code Booster, Target BACRIM, 01 Nov 2016, Leipzig, German
  • AoIR (The Association of Internet Researchers), data-storytelling workshop, 05 Oct 2016, Berlin, Germany
  • IFLab Design Booster, Target BACRIM, 16 Aug 2016, Malmo, Sweden
  • IFLab. Story Booster, Target BACRIM workshop, 10 May 2016, Leuven, Belgium
  • ICIDS (The International Conference of Interactive Digital Storytelling, Target BACRIM: Blurring Fact and Fiction to Create an Interactive Documentary Game, 01 Dec 2015, Denmark at Aalborg University’s campus in central Copenhagen
  • MES (Media Education Summit), POV X 3, 20 Nov 2015, Boston, Emerson University
  • Communication Media Managers Association (CMMA), 20 Nov 2014, Pasadena, CA

Honours

  • Finalist, Dramatic Screenplay: Mystic Hour (Austin Film Festival, 2005)
  • Semi-finalist: Variations on a Dream (Sundance Screenwriter’s Lab, 2004)
  • Gold Medal, Dramatic Screenplay: Variations on a Dream (Houston Worldfest, 2003)
  • Nomination, Best Special Class Writing: Talk Soup (Emmy Awards, 1997)
  • Nomination, Best Special Class Programming: Talk Soup (Emmy Awards, 1996)
  • Best Special Class Writing: Talk Soup (Emmy Awards, 1995)
  • Best Special Class Programming: Talk Soup (Emmy Awards, 1995)
  • Best Special Class Writing: Talk Soup (Emmy Awards, 1996)

Memberships

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