Over the next few weeks we’ll be driven by the question: “How does being digital enable new aspects of storytelling?’ We’ll continue our exploration of story with a new focus on technology. We’ll start by getting some parameters around what is digital storytelling, but keep our focus more on the why — what can digital storytelling do?
As always, we’ll be car-talking about all these ideas, and whatever else strikes you from the readings, in Slack. Check in and share often.
Read + Chat
The New Digital Storytelling Chapters 2-3 by Bryan Alexander (login info in Slack)
A selection of digital stories:
My Body: A Wunderkammer — hypertext story
by Shelley Jackson (1997)
Our Town, Our Fight — Story Center story
by Shamell and Sharon Lavigne (with support of Story Center)
Seven Digital Deadly Sins — interactive/mash-up story
NFB Digital Studio Vancouver, The Guardian and Jam3
Want to keep exploring? Check out the Digital Storytelling examples listed on UAF’s digital storytelling website.
Complete and post on Twitter at least 4 “Daily Creates” this week.
Please read and respond to each other’s posts on what makes a story good. Leave comments on at least 2 posts. Comments should be more than “I agree!” or “Great job!” Instead, ask a question that pushes the thinking deeper, share a perspective that supports or challenges, or tell a story that resonates!
Please fill out this this form to declare your progress in our explorations together this week.