Fiction as a Platform for Learning

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by Anders Sandell on Thursday, February 28, 2013

Visual Arts + Design

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Fiction is a powerful medium for people to learn things about their world. In a digital medium we can begin to mix the factual information with fictional information to create experiences that inspire people to delve deeper into topics and issues that concern their world.


A 20 minute presentation of Anders Sandells latest project - the Jörgits. An illustrated and animated novel for children on the iPad. The Jörgits are a group of aliens who come to planet Earth seeking warmth.The project mixes fiction and fact inspirationally to create a believable and immersive world for both adults and children to spend hours learning, playing and interacting.



Speaker bio

Anders Sandell is the founder of Tank & Bear, a company that designs and publishes storybook apps and craft toys. He's originally from Finland, but grew up in Hawaii. He currently resides in Mysore, India. Anders has a background in Interaction Design, Illustration, and Toy Design. He founded and ran the Toy Lab at the Srishti School of Art, Design, and Technology in Bangalore from 2009-2012.