PICTURES OF THE FLOATING WORLD

PRODUCER - DIRECTION - NGV PRODUCTION - 2009

Awards: Finalist ATOM awards 2009 - Melbourne

Stories From Old Japan is a simple animation system that allows students to create stories using the characters and backgrounds of the Pictures of the Floating World. It works particularly well as a small group exercise on an electronic whiteboard. Selected by the New Media Consortium (US) for 2010 Horizon Report K-12 Edition ‘Floating World’ was reported as one of four world-wide exemplars of an exciting collaborative, digital, game-based learning tool 2-3 years ahead of the mainstream. “Education in general is still a few years away from embracing games as mainstream practice, but given the exciting results coming from game- based research, they are clearly a space to watch.”

See also http://keystone.collectionsaustralia.net/publish- er/Outreach/?p=4979

link to the exhibition online resource
link: Enjoy these stories, created by Victorian students using Stories From Old Japan.