The Market for Home Computing and Video Games has published a press release about Inanimate Alice’s nomination for the learning on screen award!

Inanimate Alice

“An interactive novel created by a writer and artist who work at De Montfort University has been nominated for a national education award, and is being showcased by the EU as well used by teachers in classrooms around the world.
‘Inanimate Alice’ (see www.inanimatealice.com ) tells the adventures of a girl who becomes a games artist and it has been nominated in the Interactive Productions category of the 2008 Learning On Screen awards given by BUFVC, the British Universities Film and Video Council.
Winners will be announced in York on 18 March. For more information on The Learning on Screen Awards which celebrate excellence in the use of moving image and related media in learning, teaching and research, go to: http://www.bufvc.ac.uk/learningonscreen.
Inanimate Alice is writtenand directed by writer Kate Pullinger, who teaches on the online Masters degree in Creative Writing and New Media at De Montfort University, and digital artist Chris Joseph, Digital Writer in Residence at the Institute of Creative Technologies at the University.

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One of only four nominations for the annual BUFVC Interactive Production Award, which also include BBC and CBBC initiatives, Inanimate Alice is also being used in classrooms around the world and has been showcased on a new EU website to promote intercultural dialogue.
The website is http://www.interculturaldialogue2008.eu and as part of the European Year of Intercultural Dialogue, Inanimate Alice is now available in French, German, Italian and Spanish translations.
An Education Pack has also been created by De Montfort University’s New Media Researcher, Jess Laccetti, to accompany the series. Educators can download this free resource at www.inanimatealice.com/education.”

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Comment from Lexi (USA)

February 29, 2008

Name: Lexi

Country: USA

Message: Hello,

I just thought I would say I love the Alice stories and I was wondering when the next one is going to come out. They really keep you on the edge of your seat!

-Lexi

[posted on my comments form]

Comment from Tori

February 29, 2008

Name: Tori

School or Institution: Im home schooled. Please dont judge me.

Message: I love alice but i wish the next one would come out! It’s been FOREVER since the last one came out!

[posted on my comments form]

Inanimate Alice

NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED
19 February 2008

The nominations for the 2008 Learning on Screen Awards, which are organised by the British Universities Film & Video Council (BUFVC), have been agreed by the panel of twelve distinguished judges.
The winners will be announced at the Learning on Screen Awards ceremony on 18 March at the National Science Learning Centre, University of York.”

Inanimate Alice has been nominated for the “GENERAL EDUCATION – Interactive Production” award!

More information is here.