Sam Kitch

Experimental Spatial Capture
Dynamic + Immersive Storytelling


I am a practice-based researcher and lecturer in Transmedia Storytelling for Illustration Animation at Kingston University, London. My work revolves around dynamic storytelling through interaction design, particularly within social and cultural contexts.
I explore the poetic potential of remote sensing technology as a means to augment forgotten landscapes and reconstruct collective memory.

With extensive experience in public-facing live projects, I have collaborated with stakeholders, arts councils, and local communities. My practice advocates for intentionally repurposing volumetric capture tools in visual communication design, fostering relationships with technology that embrace indeterminacy over exact representation.

Lost For(\r)est    
Here We Are    
Digital Monoliths    
Sublime Temporality    
Visualising Sound    
H0ly Ωsland    
British Steel    
Go Local    

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H0ly Ωsland

           H0ly 1sland 2018
‘H0ly Ωsland’ explores the cultural constructs of natural and virtual landscapes and the notion of a contemporary sublime. The project utilises digital topographies and remote sensing GIS systems as tools for dynamic storytelling of folklore and collective memory in capturing the changing historical perceptions of Holy Island, Lindisfarne. This historic site, dating back to around 634 AD when an Irish monk established the first abbey, offers a rich tapestry for digital topographical reinterpretation.

GIS systems become tools to augment and reconstruct new narratives through the intentional misuse of remote sensing techniques against instrumental precision and alignment that seeks to present an exact representation of scale and volumetric totality.

Images gathered from NASA Land SAT and Google Earth.