Monthly Archives: May 2011

Classic digital storytelling, updated

A nice example of interactive fiction can be found in Vicious Cycles.  The original story appeared in 2001 or so, a tale of time travel and terrorism.  Formally, the interesting bit is that it requires repeated replaying of a situation.  Your … Continue reading

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XKCD on story generation

A model of story generation from XKCD: Heh. This does two things: Offers an elegant machine-generation model. Explains why some of us don’t follow sports. The alt tag is important, as always: “Also, all financial analysis. And, more directly, D&D.”

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Facebook and storytelling

“Facebook is the novel we are all writing.” –Katie Rophie

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A life story cut short by catastrophe: one Facebook story

Can we tell stories with Facebook? One example answers in the affirmative. A Polish historical archive created a Facebook page for one Jewish boy who was born in Lublin, then killed in the Holocaust. It’s using social media to portray … Continue reading

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Storytelling by Flickr

We can tell stories through other types of social media beyond blogs and Twitter. Social image platforms, like Picasa or Flickr, are fine sites for narratives. Consider the Tell a Story in Five Frames Flickr group.  This requires stories to … Continue reading

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Bryan speaking in Middlebury next week

I’m giving a public talk about the new digital storytelling at the Ilsley Public Library in Middlebury, Vermont.  That’s next Wednesday, May 25, 12 noon – 1 p.m. (photo from CommunityWalk)

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Teaching with multimedia narrative

Digital storytelling is playing an increasing role in education. Today’s example is one photo story from the phenomenal Vermont Young Writers Project.* The story began with a visual prompt, the photo to the right of this post: Students were asked … Continue reading

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A periodic table of storytelling

A fun storytelling visualization appears in this Periodic Table of Storytelling. The digital aspect is twofold.  First, it uses several digital tools to work, including references to one excellent, vast wiki resource, TVTropes.  Second, it addresses numerous digital stories. Here’s … Continue reading

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The New Digital Storytelling: station identification

This is one Web outpost for The New Digital Storytelling, my recently published book (publisher page, Amazon). I’m carrying on about this subject elsewhere on the Web. There’s an Amazon author page, my Goodreads author blog, and the book’s Facebook … Continue reading

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StoryCorps

One prominent player in the digital storytelling scene is StoryCorps.  Well known to NPR listeners, this project helps people (couples, groups of three) tell stories from their lives, then produces finished audio tracks. Recently StoryCorps has added animations to accompany … Continue reading

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