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Protagonist

The Other Way Works

Can a software engine create a video that tells your life story?The Protagonist project explored the feasibility of developing software that would automatically create a video life story from an individual’s social media…


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Katie Day

Katie Day is Artistic Director of The Other Way Works and creates playful theatre that immerses our audiences in the story. On a quest to provide magical and bespoke experiences for ever more sophisticated audiences.

Working with

Dr John Troyer, University of Bath


Can a software engine create a video that tells your life story?

The Protagonist project explored the feasibility of developing software that would automatically create a video life story from an individual’s social media content. It was a practical attempt to make sense of our vast stashes of personal data in a human, emotional and narrative way, creating a short film memoir of an individual – with the output feeling meaningful, personalised, beautiful and potentially provocative. 

Katie Day, The Other Way WorksJohn Troyer, Centre for Death and Society, University of Bath


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