Monthly Archives: May 2011

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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Storytelling by Twitter: three line novels

Another platform for social media storytelling is Twitter. Consider, for example, the novelsin3lines project.  These are versions of Félix Fénéon’s 1906 work, which found microstories in compressed newspaper stories. No one hanged the young Russian Lise Joukovsky; she hanged herself, and … Continue reading

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Storytelling by blog: Project 1968

Project 1968 is another story told by blogs, with several features worth noting. Two distinct voices build the narrative, each character with her own blog (Amy and Janine).  The pair are linked by the main blog site. The texts are … Continue reading

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Improv digital storytelling

Digital storytelling often requires preparation. Assembling media, brewing up a narrative: these take time. Is a prep-less improvised digital storytelling possible? Netprov = networked improv literature. Netprov uses everyday social technology plus the ol’ tricks of literature, graphic design, and … Continue reading

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More classic digital storytelling

Here’s another example from a Center for Digital Storytelling-style workshop, Doug Reilly’s  “Strange Geographies”. My goal was to make a film using essentially one image, from the overleaf of one my journals. It’s a mashup of dreams I had about … Continue reading

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