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Bear Abouts

Digital platform that gives kids the power to create and influence stories using paper objects.

Joshua Gaunt

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Becca Rose

Artist, designer and educator making playful work at the intersection of craft, education, and technology.

Working with


Sarah Warden

Sarah Warden is a creative practitioner with experience of curating, producing and project managing a variety of art events, performances, workshops and talks.

Amy Rose

Amy is one half of Anagram. ANAGRAM is an award-winning creative collective who make immersive experiences that bring together innovative digital interaction and stories told from real life.

Bear Abouts is a crossover in the fields of app creation, book publishing, and children’s education. Intended to recapture the magic of interacting with our hands that the proliferation of smartphones threatens to deaden, Bear Abouts is a digital/paper hybrid book that gives kids the power to create and influence stories.

The platform combines paper pages and digital animations to tell interactive stories across physical and digital spaces. It encourages invention, creative play, and imaginative storytelling with iPads or tablets.

Bear Abouts at Somerset House

Bear About is being developed with students at Filton Avenue Primary school. It was featured as one of the “strange controllers” at Now Play This. It has been developed through the MV Works programme, and it was awarded phase 1 and 2 of the Art and Technology Pilot Programme from Arts Council England and Innovate UK.

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