Media Futures: Immersive storytelling

Dr Ben Stubbs will talk about his travel writing beginnings and how this has transitioned into a new way of thinking about immersive storytelling.

Dr Ben Stubbs is a writing and journalism academic who focuses on immersive storytelling, alternative journalism and travel. He is interested in exploring different ways to immerse people in story and place. Before Ben received his doctorate, he was an internationally recognised travel journalist who travelled to 70 countries for work.

He is the chief investigator of the University of South Australia ‘Immerse’ VR project where they have developed a 360 video editing and distribution app. He runs the only VR journalism university course in Australia, teaching students how to create their own immersive 360º stories for a changing media environment.