Web 2.0 Storytelling: Introduction ELI Annual Conference January 28, 2008 Bryan Alexander, NITLE
What is it? <ul><li>An emergent set of storytelling practices, growing out of Web 2.0 technologies and cultural forms. </l...
Caveats <ul><li>This framework is probably not your project </li></ul><ul><li>Whole project versus piece versus principle ...
Who are people in this? <ul><li>Roles </li></ul><ul><li>Producer </li></ul><ul><li>Consumer </li></ul><ul><li>Scholar </li...
But wait, what's storytelling? <ul><li>“The last man on Earth sat alone in a room.” </li></ul>
But wait, what's storytelling? <ul><li>“The last man on Earth sat alone in a room. </li></ul><ul><li>There was a knock on ...
But wait, what's storytelling? <ul><li>Beginning, middle, end </li></ul><ul><li>The Freytag triangle </li></ul><ul><li>Del...
Put another way <ul><li>What are stories about?  What is content? </li></ul><ul><li>About someone important </li></ul><ul>...
Put another way <ul><li>What are stories about?  What is content? </li></ul><ul><li>Personal versus impersonal </li></ul><...
Web 1.0 storytelling <ul><li>What can we learn from it? </li></ul><ul><li>Hypertext </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia </li></ul...
Web 1.0 storytelling <ul><li>Example: Dreaming Methods (2000ff)  </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.dreamingmethods.com / </li>...
<ul><li>Example: “Ted’s Caving Journal” (circa 2001) </li></ul>(one copy, from  http://www.angelfire.com/trek/caver/page1....
<ul><li>Features: </li></ul><ul><li>Multilinear </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia </li></ul><ul><li>Very Web </li></ul><ul><li>...
Digital storytelling roots <ul><li>Digital Storytelling movement </li></ul>Digital Storytelling at Ukaiah, 2006
Digital storytelling roots <ul><li>Educational projects growing </li></ul><ul><li>Community </li></ul><ul><li>Curricula  <...
Digital storytelling <ul><li>Transmedia storytelling (Henry Jenkins) </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple platforms </li></ul><ul><l...
Digital storytelling <ul><li>Franchise or brand </li></ul><ul><li>Control across sites </li></ul><ul><li>Diffuse boundarie...
Digital storytelling roots <ul><li>Email chain letters, jokes </li></ul><ul><li>Social </li></ul><ul><li>Boundaries fuzzy ...
Digital storytelling roots <ul><li>Virtual community facilitation (1980s on) </li></ul>http://www.unfiction.com/compendium...
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  1. 1. Web 2.0 Storytelling: Introduction ELI Annual Conference January 28, 2008 Bryan Alexander, NITLE
  2. 2. What is it? <ul><li>An emergent set of storytelling practices, growing out of Web 2.0 technologies and cultural forms. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Caveats <ul><li>This framework is probably not your project </li></ul><ul><li>Whole project versus piece versus principle </li></ul>
  4. 4. Who are people in this? <ul><li>Roles </li></ul><ul><li>Producer </li></ul><ul><li>Consumer </li></ul><ul><li>Scholar </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Consultant </li></ul><ul><li>Supporter </li></ul><ul><li>Questions </li></ul><ul><li>Why these platforms? </li></ul><ul><li>How to discover and participate? </li></ul><ul><li>How to support? </li></ul>
  5. 5. But wait, what's storytelling? <ul><li>“The last man on Earth sat alone in a room.” </li></ul>
  6. 6. But wait, what's storytelling? <ul><li>“The last man on Earth sat alone in a room. </li></ul><ul><li>There was a knock on the door.” </li></ul><ul><li>(Fredric Brown, “Knock”, 1948) </li></ul>
  7. 7. But wait, what's storytelling? <ul><li>Beginning, middle, end </li></ul><ul><li>The Freytag triangle </li></ul><ul><li>Delight and instruct </li></ul>
  8. 8. Put another way <ul><li>What are stories about? What is content? </li></ul><ul><li>About someone important </li></ul><ul><li>About an important event </li></ul><ul><li>About what one does </li></ul>Center for Digital Storytelling, Digital Storytelling Cookbook. http:// www.storycenter.org/cookbook.html
  9. 9. Put another way <ul><li>What are stories about? What is content? </li></ul><ul><li>Personal versus impersonal </li></ul><ul><li>Creative fiction vs nonfiction composition </li></ul><ul><li>Curricular vs campus vs personal vs etc. </li></ul>(storyteller, Ripton Vermont, 2008)
  10. 10. Web 1.0 storytelling <ul><li>What can we learn from it? </li></ul><ul><li>Hypertext </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia </li></ul><ul><li>Browser-focused </li></ul><ul><li>Offline, analog content (textbooks) </li></ul><ul><li>Evanescent </li></ul>
  11. 11. Web 1.0 storytelling <ul><li>Example: Dreaming Methods (2000ff) </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.dreamingmethods.com / </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Example: “Ted’s Caving Journal” (circa 2001) </li></ul>(one copy, from http://www.angelfire.com/trek/caver/page1.html )
  13. 13. <ul><li>Features: </li></ul><ul><li>Multilinear </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia </li></ul><ul><li>Very Web </li></ul><ul><li>Serial structure </li></ul>
  14. 14. Digital storytelling roots <ul><li>Digital Storytelling movement </li></ul>Digital Storytelling at Ukaiah, 2006
  15. 15. Digital storytelling roots <ul><li>Educational projects growing </li></ul><ul><li>Community </li></ul><ul><li>Curricula </li></ul><ul><li>Support </li></ul>( http://connect.educause.edu/Library/Abstract/StorytellingintheAgeofthe/42327 )
  16. 16. Digital storytelling <ul><li>Transmedia storytelling (Henry Jenkins) </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple platforms </li></ul><ul><li>Commercial </li></ul><ul><li>Fan base… </li></ul>
  17. 17. Digital storytelling <ul><li>Franchise or brand </li></ul><ul><li>Control across sites </li></ul><ul><li>Diffuse boundaries </li></ul>
  18. 18. Digital storytelling roots <ul><li>Email chain letters, jokes </li></ul><ul><li>Social </li></ul><ul><li>Boundaries fuzzy </li></ul><ul><li>Microcontent </li></ul>(Snopes.com)
  19. 19. Digital storytelling roots <ul><li>Virtual community facilitation (1980s on) </li></ul>http://www.unfiction.com/compendium/2006/11/10/undefining-arg/2/ <ul><li>Chaotic fiction, including ARGs </li></ul>
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