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Digital Storytelling 2009, general intro

  1. 1. Multimedia narrative: Digital Storytelling in Education
  2. 2. But wait, what's storytelling? <ul><li>“ The last man on Earth sat alone in a room.” </li></ul>
  3. 3. 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>
  4. 4. But wait, what's storytelling? <ul><li>It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen. </li></ul><ul><li>Last night, I dreamt I went to Manderley again. </li></ul><ul><li>The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel. </li></ul><ul><li>As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect. </li></ul>
  5. 5. But wait, what's storytelling? <ul><li>Delight and instruct </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><ul><li>CDS Cookbook. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  6. 6. But wait, what's storytelling? Exercise one: what isn’t storytelling?
  7. 7. Digital storytelling in the 1990s <ul><li>Web 1.0 storytelling </li></ul><ul><li>Hypertext </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia </li></ul><ul><li>Browser-focused </li></ul><ul><li>Connected with offline, analog content (textbooks) </li></ul><ul><li>Evanescent </li></ul>
  8. 8. Web 1.0 storytelling <ul><li>Example: Dreaming Methods (2000ff) </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Example: “Ted’s Caving Journal” (circa 2001) </li></ul>(one copy, from )
  10. 10. <ul><li>Features: </li></ul><ul><li>Multilinear </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia </li></ul><ul><li>Browserish </li></ul><ul><li>Serial structure </li></ul>
  11. 11. Web 1.0 era storytelling <ul><li>Email chain letters, jokes </li></ul><ul><li>Social </li></ul><ul><li>Boundaries fuzzy </li></ul><ul><li>Microcontent </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual community facilitation (1980s on) </li></ul>(
  12. 12. ( ) Dear American: I need to ask you to support an urgent secret business relationship with a transfer of funds of great magnitude. I am Ministry of the Treasury of the Republic of America. My country has had crisis that has caused the need for large transfer of funds of 800 billion dollars US. If you would assist me in this transfer, it would be most profitable to you. I am working with Mr. Phil Gram, lobbyist for UBS, who will be my replacement as Ministry of the Treasury in January. As a Senator, you may know him as the leader of the American banking deregulation movement in the 1990s. This transactin is 100% safe. This is a matter of great urgency…
  13. 13. Digital storytelling roots <ul><li>Digital Storytelling curriculum </li></ul>
  14. 14. Digital storytelling roots <ul><li>Effective: </li></ul><ul><li>Storytelling, not technology per se </li></ul><ul><li>Personal connection </li></ul><ul><li>NITLE variant: </li></ul><ul><li>Non-personal narratives </li></ul><ul><li>Campus focus </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>( )
  16. 16. Now for Web 2.0 storytelling <ul><li>Flickr and storytelling </li></ul><ul><li>Tell a story in 5 frames group </li></ul>“ The Chase” ( Benjamin! , 2009)
  17. 22. <ul><li>Flickr and storytelling </li></ul><ul><li>In the Tell a story in 5 frames group, 'Alone With The Sand' </li></ul>(moliere1331, 2005)
  18. 23. Social photo stories Example: « Farm to Food », Eli the Bearded (2008)
  19. 24. Social photo stories
  20. 25. Social photo stories
  21. 26. Social photo stories <ul><li>Flickr, Tell A Story in Five Frames group ( ) </li></ul>Example: &quot;Food to Farm&quot;, Eli the Bearded (2008)
  22. 27. Social photo stories Example: &quot;Food to Farm&quot;, Eli the Bearded (2008)
  23. 28. Social photo stories <ul><li>Pedagogies: </li></ul><ul><li>Remix </li></ul><ul><li>Archive work </li></ul><ul><li>Social presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Visual literacy </li></ul>( ; )
  24. 29. Web video storytelling <ul><li>Connect with I ( ) </li></ul><ul><li>Serial video </li></ul><ul><li>Fan content </li></ul><ul><li>Physical content </li></ul>
  25. 30. Web video storytelling <ul><li>lonelygirl15 ( ) </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube serial video content </li></ul><ul><li>Local fan content </li></ul><ul><li>Distributed response </li></ul><ul><li>Hoax plot </li></ul>
  26. 31. Starting off <ul><li>Idea germ: person, problem, space? </li></ul><ul><li>Concept to explore </li></ul><ul><li>Media to explore </li></ul><ul><li>Imagining an audience </li></ul><ul><li>Realizing the timeframe </li></ul>
  27. 32. Strategy and tactics <ul><li>CDS set of principles: </li></ul><ul><li>point of view </li></ul><ul><li>dramatic question </li></ul><ul><li>emotional content </li></ul><ul><li>voice (style) </li></ul><ul><li>sound </li></ul><ul><li>economy </li></ul><ul><li>pacing </li></ul>
  28. 33. Strategy and tactics <ul><li>Sense of crisis or problem </li></ul><ul><li>Persons and characters </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia complement </li></ul><ul><li>Varied timing </li></ul><ul><li>Enough time </li></ul><ul><li>Beginnings and endings </li></ul>
  29. 34. The ultimate links <ul><li>NITLE </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Liberal Education Today </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>NITLE prediction markets game </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Bryan on Twitter </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>