March 2010

We will be running a series of experiments on world book day at Medialab-Prado, Madrid on 23 April between 8 and 11pm.You can go there to write (please bring a laptop, if you have one) or simply to see the fascinating stories evolving on large screens in real time. Remember, you can also participate online. Visit our website to register now:

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Our first public presentation and  experiment (March 19 2010) was reasonably successful. Aside from a few technical problems and issues with access to the stories, the event went well. In the first story, on the theme of “sustainable immobility”, 13 people participated. In the second, with no fixed theme, 14 people participated. The stories are posted below. It is now our mission to improve on this event by ironing out technical problems and making remote online access to the event simpler. We will perform a series of experiments as part of “La Noche de los Libros,” Madrid on 23rd April, 2010. This event will also take the form of an exhibition, given that the multiple stories in evolution at any one time will be presented on a series of large screens.

A video of the presentation given at the outset (about the artistic and scientific ideas behind Riverrun and how it works as an interdisciplinary experiment) can be found here:

Stories can be found here.

We are pleased to announce that Riverrun, the collective story-telling Exquisite and Emergent Corpse, will be presented as a series of international online and local experiments at Medialab Prado, Madrid on 18th March 2010, from 6 to 9 pm, as part of the Electrosmog Festival.

These experiments will take place in both English and Spanish. Details of the programme, which include talks by Kevin McCourt and theoretical physicist Bartolo Luque, can be found here.