“...It is the storyteller, in fact, who makes us what we are, who creates history.”

– Chinua Achebe (1988)

Winner! Digital Lab Africa 4 Immersive Realities category

Sigana Tales of Lawino was selected as one of two winners in the fourth edition of Digital Lab Africa (Immersive Realities category). 

Read the official announcement here: https://digilabafrica.com/2020/06/24/and-the-winners-are/

Watch the winners announcement here: https://youtu.be/Q-PeWhFZvMU

In a rapidly changing world, emerging technologies can help us preserve the traditions of oral storytelling in Africa, as well as the timeless tales told across many different communities. These new methods of retelling old tales provide us an opportunity to share, celebrate, and experience this intimate relationship between a storyteller and their audience.

In these stories, your role goes beyond that of a mere spectator.  Characters,  such as  Lawino the storyteller and others, acknowledge your presence and from time to time, ask you to perform a few tasks as the story unravels. These Virtual Humans or Embodied Conversational Agents are digital actors who possess human-like multi-modal interaction abilities. Read more…