Narrative Design

Narrative Design focuses on the storytelling aspect of a project. Whether deconstructing an existing storyline or conducting extensive research to discover forgotten or hidden narrative aspects, the emphasis is on refreshing and enhancing collective memory.

Narrative design deliverables can include scriptwriting and storyboarding media elements, panel content and exhibition script consultation.


Racing Toward Dawn

Racing Toward Dawn is the orientation video for the Manhattan Project National Historical Park. Hosted at the Bradbury Science Museum in Los Alamos, New Mexico, this video is designed to provide a solid contextual foundation for the visitor experience to the newest national park.

wetFuture principal, Shane Flores, was invited to develop content and write the script for Racing Towards Dawn, as part of a PICT (Program for Interactive Cultural Technology) partnership between the Bradbury Science Museum and the Media Arts Department at New Mexico Highlands University.

Working in close collaboration with the staff at the Bradbury Science Museum, the Manhattan Project narrative was redesigned to better reflect the values of scientific exploration and innovation that are at the core of the Manhattan Project, and the values of the Los Alamos National Laboratory, today.


Kuaua: An Ancient City By The River

Kuaua: An Ancient City By The River is the orientation video for the Coronado Historic Site in Bernalillo, New Mexico.

wetFuture principal, Shane Flores, was invited to develop content and write the script for Kuaua: An Ancient City By The River, as part of a PICT (Program for Interactive Cultural Technology) partnership between the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs and the Media Arts Department at New Mexico Highlands University.

Kuaua: An Ancient City By The River updates the historical narrative of the Coronado Historic Site, with an emphasis on its significant historic importance as a sophisticated pre-encounter settlement and re-aligns the post-encounter narrative with up-to-date interpretive frames.

This project assignment required extensive archival research and consultation with cultural stakeholders.

KUAUA: An Ancient City by the River from Kerry Loewen on Vimeo.


The Great Emporium

Created as part of an initiative to showcase local migration stories, The Great Emporium: Charles Ilfeld and the Jewish Merchants of Las Vegas, New Mexico,  features wetFuture innovations in narrative development for cultural institutions, using the short form single-channel video format.

The Great Emporium was built up from extensive primary research, using archival and contemporary source material, and is designed for contemporary viewing environments.