transforming storytelling: lessons in transmedia facilitation from bangalore

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main ideas:
-intersection of new media creation tools and a breed of facilitators who understand their unique organizing capacity.
-case study involved ethnographic action research in Bangalore, India (during the summer of 2008), with “unserved” 11-17 year old youth participants in the Drishya (DWARKA) alternative education program.
-4 week daily program combined traditional storytelling, song, and handmade puppets with participatory media creation, then documentation, collaboration, and reflection using mobile phones and a closed social networking website on Ning.
-analytical framework = program logic model
three practical facilitation methods
-next steps to transform voice, theory and practice.

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transforming storytelling: lessons in transmedia facilitation from bangalore

  1. 1. transforming storytelling: lessons in transmedia facilitation from bangalore facilitation_methods “the other” curricula participatory_media youth_development new_media_skills civil_engagement marginalized_populations danielle martin center for future civic media 12/10/08
  2. 2. abstract <ul><li>main ideas: </li></ul><ul><li>intersection of new media creation tools and a breed of facilitators who understand their unique organizing capacity. </li></ul><ul><li>case study involved ethnographic action research in Bangalore, India (during the summer of 2008), with “ unserved ” 11-17 year old youth participants in the Drishya (DWARKA) alternative education program. </li></ul><ul><li>4 week daily program combined traditional storytelling, song, and handmade puppets with participatory media creation, then documentation, collaboration, and reflection using mobile phones and a closed social networking website on Ning. </li></ul><ul><li>analytical framework = program logic model </li></ul><ul><li>three practical facilitation methods </li></ul><ul><li>next steps to transform voice, theory and practice. </li></ul>abstract | definitions | framework | drishya | next
  3. 3. context: city of bengalaru abstract | back | definitions | framework | drishya | next Census of India, U.S. Census Bureau, India Telegraph
  4. 4. the youth program abstract | back | definitions | framework | drishya | next
  5. 5. new media + “outsider” = opportunity <ul><li>the role of the outside facilitator : </li></ul><ul><li>Freire » teacher and learner in mutually transformative process » working with , not for people </li></ul><ul><li>translator, mediator, ambassador </li></ul><ul><li>what is knowledge? Sillitoe’s knowledge continuum (2002) : </li></ul>OUTSIDERS OUTSIDER-INSIDER INSIDERS social scientists ethnographers natural scientists school educated local people problems : INTERDISCIPLINARY INTERCULTURAL INTERCOMMUNITY abstract | back | definitions | framework | drishya | next
  6. 6. def: participatory media <ul><li>four fundamental characteristics of information produsage : </li></ul><ul><li>community based and user-led content production </li></ul><ul><li>fluid roles and collaborative engagement </li></ul><ul><li>palimpsestic, iterative and evolutionary development with unfinished artifacts </li></ul><ul><li>heterarchical, permeable community structures </li></ul><ul><li>axel bruns 2006 </li></ul>abstract | back | definitions | framework | drishya | next
  7. 7. def: participatory development communication where can new media tools and methods be adapted to empower participatory development communication processes ? gary bessette 2006 abstract | back | definitions | framework | drishya | next
  8. 8. program logic model kellog foundation 2004 abstract | back | definitions | framework | drishya | next outcomes assumptions activities outputs inputs impacts participatory development processes produsage philosophy <ul><ul><li>activities & tools </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. case study: drishya camp abstract | back | definitions | framework | drishya | next Camp Start Roles & Plan Observe Parent Show Observe Reg. Programs Scratch Facilitator Training Internet Skills & Ning Photo Story Combine w/ Puppets Audio Story Post Camp Group Reflect MIT Show Camp Show drishya, bangalore
  10. 10. activity: process, not product explaining concept of messaging online abstract | back | definitions | framework | drishya | next
  11. 11. activity: iterative curricular design ning social networking site documents process abstract | back | definitions | framework | drishya | next
  12. 12. activity: horizontal teaching local staff led & peer mentoring abstract | back | definitions | framework | analysis | evidence | conclusions | next
  13. 13. tools <ul><li>mix of old and new: </li></ul><ul><li>traditional oral storytelling & puppetry form </li></ul><ul><li>social network website (Ning) </li></ul><ul><li>Nokia cell phones </li></ul><ul><li>Scratch software </li></ul><ul><li>Bahara translation software </li></ul>abstract | back | definitions | framework | drishya | next
  14. 14. outcomes abstract | back | definitions | framework | drishya | next
  15. 15. conclusions: what’s next? <ul><li>transform voice </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1st vs. 3rd worlds mindset </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>lessons for indigenous traditions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>local oral tradition in new media lexicons </li></ul></ul><ul><li>transform theory </li></ul><ul><ul><li>temper idealism with reality </li></ul></ul><ul><li>transform practice </li></ul><ul><ul><li>levels of “genuine participation” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>local sustainability through new tactics and youth facilitation </li></ul></ul>roger hart 1997 abstract | back | definitions | framework | drishya | next

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