Lifestyle: Ring Of Fire

Hey guys! Today I’ve decided to do something a little bit different, and share a project I’ve been working on at university.  If you follow me on Twitter, you may have spotted me retweeting the link to Ring Of Fire, our interactive web documentary about binge drinking in the UK.

Binge drinking is a big problem in the UK, especially in young people aged 18-25, which is what inspired us to use it as our topic for this documentary.

We decided to treat the documentary a bit like a game.  The first section is a ‘night out simulator’, which allows you to explore a nightclub, speak to a bartender, see the experiences of other young people and share your own via the Twitter app.

The second section is like ‘the morning after’.  This lets the user find out more about what binge drinking actually is and the risks it carries, the psychology behind alcohol addiction, and some facts and figures about how it impacts on the NHS.

If you’d like to watch the documentary, follow this link.  For best results, view on a laptop or PC, in full screen, and preferably in Firefox!  If you want to share your experiences, then tweet the Twitter account linked above, or use #RingOfFire.

Thanks for reading everyone!  Let me know what you think of the documentary in the comments, or alternatively on Facebook or Twitter.

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