Storyjam

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Creativity comes from a place, and we get to participate in it. Storyjamming provides a style of play and some techniques for engaging the creativity in a place, and ultimately regenerating the kind of rich oral tradition that creates the kind of kinship, rooted in a particular place, that can help us become native.

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Storyjam

  1. 1. Storyjamming Tips & Techniques for Regenerating Oral Tradition
  2. 2. Where does creativity come from?
  3. 3. The mind is embodied, not just embrained. Neuroscientist Antonio D’amasio
  4. 4. It may be far more parsimonious, today, to suggest that mind is not at all a human possession, but is rather a property of the earthly biosphere—a property in which we, along with the other animals and the plants, all participate. David Abram, “The Air Aware,” Orion Magazine, Sep/Oct 2009
  5. 5. Creativity comes from a place...
  6. 6. ...and we get to participate in it!
  7. 7. I am interested in the way that a man looks at a given landscape and takes possession of it in his blood and brain. Scott Momaday, The Man Made of Words
  8. 8. What does Australia look like?
  9. 9. The Mighty Thor!
  10. 10. [Viola Spolin] saw how these kids who could not get along on the street, who could not communicate, who could not connect with one another, who could not find the means to see the worth of one another as individuals would all of a sudden get it together around the playing of games. Mike Bonifer
  11. 11. When we Story-jam, we share the same vivid waking Dream. Willem Larsen
  12. 12. Play!
  13. 13. Yes, and!
  14. 14. I’m gonna make you look awesome.
  15. 15. Be a little boring.
  16. 16. Warm up and cool down whenever you exercise.
  17. 17. Polaris
  18. 18. A Penny For My Thoughts
  19. 19. Primetime Adventures
  20. 20. In a Wicked Age
  21. 21. Mouse Guard
  22. 22. The Fifth World
  23. 23. Storyjamming can save the world.
  24. 24. Play!

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