Lance Dann is a writer, radio producer, sound designer and academic.
He teaches at the University of Brighton Hastings Campus and researches in transmedia and participatory storytelling, non-linear narrative and the possibilities offered by digital and web-based radio.
Lance was founder of the Radio Art group Noiseless Blackboard Eraser and is an Associate Member of the New York theatre company The Wooster Group.
Lance Dann is a writer, radio producer, sound designer and academic. He is a former Associate Member of the New York theatre company The Wooster Group, commissioning editor at Resonance 104.4FM and is currently working as a producer of audio and digital media productions.
He has worked as a radio producer, artist and writer, producing numerous works for BBC Radio and independent stations internationally. He won a Prix Marulic for his production of Moby Dick for BBC Radio 4, a Silver Sony for his production of the safe sex campaign Love Safely with Kiss 107.2 and a TFT award for Digital Innovation for his transmedia project The Flickerman. Between 1998 and 2007 he was a sound designer for the acclaimed experimental theatre company The Wooster Group working on their touring rep of shows and producing a series of radio pieces broadcast on BBC Radio 3. In 2014 he was nominated for a Radio Academy award for Radio Drama for his online digital-horror work The Hungry Earth.
He is currently producing the spoken word podcast series The Odditorium, developing a book on podcasting with Dr Martin Spinelli (University of Sussex) and writing and producing Bleeding Edge a digital and web media series that is being funded by The Wellcome Trust.
Visit Lance Dann's personal webpage at lancedann.co.uk
Dann's broader research activities have focused on transmedia and participatory storytelling, non-linear narrative and the possibilities offered by digital and web-based radio. He has recently delivered key-notes about podcasting and in particular what is happening in the sphere of listening to audio and the production of audio that is making this particular moment in time unique and transitional.
In 2010 he completed his PhD in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University. Titled BBC Radio Drama Commissioning (1989-2009) and Two Scripts Emerging from 20 Years of Change, the research involved breaking down and analysing the procedural changes that had occurred to the process by which the BBC brought radio drama to the air, and the effect these had had on the process of radio writers. This work was funded by the Society of Authors and supervised by Dr. Steve May.
Dann, L (2015) Only Half the Story: Radio drama, online audio and Transmedia Storytelling, Radio Journal: International Studies in Broadcast & Audio Media 12 (1-2) pp.141-154. ISSN1476-4504.
Dann, L. Ware, N. and Cass, K. (2009) Tackling exclusion in the creative industries: an enterprise-led approach, London, NALN.
Dann, Lance (2015) The Odditorium Podcast: Season 1 [Digital and visual media]
Dann, Lance (2014) The Hungry Earth [Digital and visual media]
Dann, Lance (2014) Only Half the Story: Radio Drama, Online Audio and Transmedia Storytelling Radio Journal: International Studies in Broadcast and Audio Media, 12 (1-2). pp. 141-154. ISSN 1476-4504
Dann, Lance (2009) The Flickerman [Digital and visual media]
2015 Bleeding Edge, Wellcome Trust People Public Engagement Award, Resonance 104.4FM (£40,000)
2009 Design, Launch and Implementation of BA Music Production for Media, Ahmet Ertegun Education Fund, Ravensbourne. (£250,000)
2006 Tackling Exclusion in the Creative Industries, National Arts Learning Network, London. (£60,000)
2015 The Odditorium Season 1 (Resonance 104.4FM) Radio Academy Production Award long list for Best Podcast
2014 The Hungry Earth (Resonance 104.4FM) Radio Academy Production Award nomination for Best Radio Drama
2010 The Flickerman, TFT (London) Awards for Digital Innovation (Special Commendation)
2010 Transcriptions: Sound (National Gallery and Ravensbourne), London Educational Partnerships Award (Nomination)
2001-2 To You The Birdie! (The Wooster Group), BESSIE for Best Production, OBIE Special Citation and Back Stage West GARLAND
2000 House/Lights (The Wooster Group), OBIE Award for Best Productio
2000 Moby Dick (BBC Radio 4), Prix Marulic (Special Commendation)
1997 Know the Score (Festival Radio Produced HEA advertising campaign), ARG Gold Award (1997)
1996 Love Safely with Kiss 107 (Festival Radio Produced advertising campaign), Silver SONY Award Educational Programming
1994 The List (Festival Radio Productions magazine programme), Silver SONY Award Magazine Programming
2016 Audio Drama and Podcasting: The Future is Now, Associations of Writers and Writers Programs, Los Angeles.
2015 Radio in Our Time: Podcasting – the presenters, the producers and their fans, Guest Research Seminar Speaker, University of Sunderland
2015 Welcome to Night Vale: Listening in to America's Millenial Paranoia, Cine-Excess, University of Brighton
2015 Radio in Our Time, Keynote, Netstation 2015, Braga, Portugal.
2015 Dead air: Live Voices, Keynote, Critical Waves, ICA, London.
2015 Radio isn’t Dead… yet, Keynote. Radio Now, LCC, London.
2014 Storyverse, Mix Conference, University Bath Spa, Bath
2013 Storyverse: New Modes of Collaborative Storytelling, Keynote, Multisensual Digital Radio Culture, Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg, Berlin.
2012 Only Half the Story: The Flickerman and Transmedia Storytelling <Conference Paper> Mix Conference, University Bath Spa, Bath
2011 Transmedial Education: reframing learning for the postdigital generation. <Conference Paper> Media Education Summit 2011, London.
2011 Only Half the Story: Radio Drama, Online Audio and Transmedia Storytelling. <Conference Paper> Radio Evolution, Braga, Portugal.
2011 Augmented Reality Treasure Hunts as an Educational Tool. <Conference Paper> Mobile for the Cultural Sector, Ravensbourne, London.
2010 The Flickerman: an introduction to augmented narrative. <Conference Paper> "Radio et narration: le réenchantement?" St. Louis University Schools of Brussels, Belguim.
2010 The Flickerman: re-creating narrative as augmented reality. <Conference Paper> Visions of Humanity in Cyberculture, Cyberspace and Science Fiction. Mansfield College, Oxford.
2009 Tackling Exclusion in the Creative Industries. London, National Arts Learning Network.
2009 Augmented Audio Drama. <Conference Paper> Reinventing the Dial. Canterbury Christchurch University, Canterbury.
2006 Initiating, Developing and Sustaining Collaboration between HEIs, Creative Industries and the Cultural Sector. <Symposium Paper> Collaboration and co-operation: practice led research with the Society of Authors, the BBC and Bath Spa University. Bristol University.