Digital Storytelling: An Overview What it is, what it isn’t, and where to find it
What it is Digital Storytelling is uhh…well….
What it isn’t Umm…..analog.
So this guy giving the presentation doesn’t know anything about Digital Storytelling… Not quite… Matt Bethune Master or Arts in Digital Storytelling from Ball State University Digital Storytelling means many things to many different people.
The Center for Digital Storytelling Main location in Berkely, with regional locations in Denver, Pasadena, Washington DC, Toronto, and London. Dana Atchley and Joe Lambert
So what is it according to the Center for Digital Storytelling? “A short, first-person video-narrative created by combining recorded voice, still and moving images, and music or other sounds” A new way of telling personal stories. Still photos with audio accompaniment. Accessible to allwithouthigh-end equipment
Museums Interactive Exhibits The Culture Shock project Culture Shock is a two year project which collected 1,000 digital stories from people across the North East of England. Put together by Tyne and Wear Museum and Archives. http://www.cultureshock.org.uk http://www.cultureshock.org.uk/stories/poland.html
The Choose Your Own Adventure Model
The Choose Your Own Adventure Model infinite-story.com http://www.infinite-story.com/story/5402/ chooseyourstory.com
Ball State University Master of Arts Degree in Digital Storytelling 2 year program Core foundation of theoretical based approaches to studying digital storytelling. Thesis track or creative project track.
Creative Projects Our Magical World - http://vimeo.com/12603242 The Alhurs - http://www.thealhurs.com
So what is it according to Ball State University? Blending digital technologies with traditional storytelling techniques. Emphasis placed on nonlinear and interactive narratives.
Who else uses Digital Storytelling Other Colleges and Universities Courses in Digital Storytelling at University of Colorado – Boulder, University of Houston, The University of Albany-SUNY DePauw University Voicethread – Web based collaboration tool http://voicethread.com/?#u1022131.b1281294.i6875318
So what have we learned? Digital Storytelling is a new and dynamic field. While it means different things to different people, the general idea is that digital storytelling utilizes digital technologies to find new approaches to traditional storytelling.