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  • 1. Web 2.0 Storytelling: Principles ELI Annual Conference January 28, 2008 Bryan Alexander, NITLE
  • 2. Non-digital roots
    • Epistolary novels
    • Victorian serials
    • Pulp serials
    • Radio
    • Soaps
    (Dickens, Bleak House installment, PBS site)
  • 3. Practices and principles
    • How to start
    • Idea germ - maybe a character, a concept to explain
    • What audience?
    • Which platform tends to lead to the kind of results you’d prefer?
  • 4. Practices and principles
    • How to start : preparation
    • Lessons from ARGs
      • Preload lots of material before release
      • Art of lack of control
    • Basic PM
      • Build in risk control
      • Timeline (maybe milestones, maybe gates)
  • 5. Practices and principles
    • Digital Storytelling’s 7 principles
    • Point of view
    • Dramatic question
    • Emotional content
    • Voice (style)
    • Soundtrack (and other media)
    • Economy
    • Pacing
    • “ Digital Storytelling Cookbook”
  • 6. Practices and principles
    • Time
    • Wilkie Collins: "Make 'em cry, make 'em laugh, make 'em wait"
    • keep it coming (cf ask a Ninja)
    • Big time: serial
    • Little time: accretive
    • No time: archiving
  • 7. Practices and principles
    • Space
    • Accretion
      • Linear
      • Rhizomatic
    • Subtraction
      • Deletion (wiki, comment)
      • Link rot
  • 8. Practices and principles
    • Character
    • You: persona
    • Creative or historical character
    • Blog as character (Kathleen Fitzpatrick)
    • Twitter as character (Eric Rice)
  • 9. Practices and principles
    • Setting
    • Sometimes ambient
    • Or use linked services (maps)
  • 10. Practices and principles
    • Triangular desire (Rene Girard, Eve Sedgwick)
    • Connections between characters
    • Watch for connections between audience members
      • Check platform and aura
  • 11. Practices and principles
    • Fab your lexia chunks
    • Recap/summary of story
    • Cliffhanger
    • Internal organizing statement
    • Discrete argument point
    • Shift in Lego pieces
    • POV
    • Timeline
    • Embedded story
    • Meta, help, disclaimer
    • (And they move without you.)
  • 12. Practices and principles
    • New practices emerging: breaking the fourth wall
      • driven by social nature, and beta nature
      • Rely on ST Coleridge
  • 13. Practices and principles
    • New practices emerging: hoax
    • She's a Flight Risk http://esquire.com/features/articles/2003/030922_mfe_isabella_1.html
    • Conservapedia?
    • lonelygirl15
  • 14. Practices and principles
    • New practices emerging: ARG ( http://www.worldwithoutoil.org/ )
    • -ARG.edu
  • 15. Futures
    • Web 2.0 story content might privilege mysteries, since there needs to be a hook to drive readers from piece to distributed piece. Note, for instance, the predominance of mysteries in alternate reality games.
  • 16. Futures
    • Web 2.0 stories are likely to focus on time as a major structural element.
      • smaller Web 2.0 stories which don't do this
      • are Web 2.0 stories always in beta?
  • 17. Futures
    • Stories about Web 2.0 storytelling
    • Alex Payne, “They Stopped Calling It Rendezvous” (2005)
  • 18. Futures
    • Await the backlash.
    • First will come the Rosens and egostorytelling.
    • Next will be the scary Web update: news media, marketing.
  • 19. Futures
    • Quality
      • Some are lame
      • Emerging standards, aesthetics?
      • Reputation as a whole
  • 20. Futures
    • Could Web 2.0 storytelling be a minor literature?
    • Eastgate hypertext
    • MUDs, MOOs
    • IFiction
  • 21. Futures
    • Or could it be a transition stage to new things?
    • Eastgate hypertext -> WorldWideWeb
    • MUDs, MOOs -> Croquet, Second Life
    • IFiction -> gaming
  • 22. Caveats
    • Project versus piece versus principle
    • Framework is not your project
  • 23. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
    • -blog commentators Andy Havens, Steve Kaye, H Pierce, D'Arcy Norman
    • -Alan Levine!
    • -all Web 2.0 storytellers and participants
  • 24.
    • National Institute for Technology and Liberal Education (NITLE)
    • http://nitle.org
    • http://b2e.nitle.org

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