Or as rod stewart would say…every picture tells a story, don’t it. The explosion because social media can feel like that – fragments flying apart But what we want to talk about is weaving the pieces back together in a meaning way, a narrative reconstruction
From rock face to rail car to storefront to …virtual
The Story Spine, originally created by playwright Kenn Adams, is a tool for creating well-structured stories. It is a series of sentence fragments that prompt the narrative elements of a story, and it can be used by itself or in conjunction with any exercise in which individuals or groups are asked to make up stories. The Platform Once Upon a Time… Everyday… The Catalyst But one day… Then something change… The Consequences Because of that… (repeated as may times as you wish) And then …. Occurred And then….. The Climax Until finally… Then suddenly The Resolution Ever since then… And the moral of the story is... And the funny thing was…. Or: The balance: Once upon a time ... and every day ... The un-balance: But then one day ... The quest for a resolution: ... and because of that ... and so ... until finally .... The new balance: ... and ever since that day ....
http://www.exercisesinstyle.com/ Viewpoints, differing perspectives on same event. Ability to open a story to multiple views Shifting frames……..
A plot begins with an unexpected challenge that confronts a character with an urgent need to pay attention, to make a choice, a choice for which s/he is unprepared. The choice yields an outcome -- and the outcome demonstrates the values underlying the choice and the inner resources available for dealing with challenges. Each story should include the challenge, the choice and the outcome. It’s not enough to say – I was scared. You need to say – I was very scared, I needed to decide, and when I did, I learned it was possible. Also, remember the art of story telling is in the telling, not in the writing. In other words, story telling is interactive, a form of social transaction, and can therefore only be learned by telling, and listening, and telling, and listening. Crafting Your Public Narrative- from a Climate Change activism perspective http://canact.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Crafting-Your-Public-Narrative.pdf
Marshall Ganz - Worksheet – Telling Your Public Story | Self, Us, Now By Marshall Ganz http://www.wholecommunities.org/pdf/Public%20Story%20Worksheet07Ganz.pdf The key to public narrative is understanding that values inspire action through emotion The process of creating your public narrative is fluid and iterative and can start at any place.
Not just aspirational, but concrete – grounded in the hard realities and working forward from there “Nor yet can dialogue exist without hope. Hope is rooted in men&apos;s incompletion, from which they move out in constant search—a search which can be carried out only in communion with others…Hope, however, does not consist in crossing one&apos;s arms and waiting. -Paulo Freire (1990, p. 91-92) “Hope, as an ontological need, demands an anchoring in practice. “ -Paulo Freire (1992, p. 9)
Social stories – to be amplified in the next session
Short stories | Building a narrative with social media
BUILDING A NARRATIVE WITH SOCIAL MEDIA
SESSION 1, MAY 6, 2014
And our lives are ‘storied’
We are multi-faceted and multi-storied
Aggregating and rearranging our social media
postings can represent these facets
And, as long as we are alive and tweeting,
these stories evolve
We can either be intentional or un-intentional
The medium for storytelling is
And the languages of story increase
Puck Magazine, 1881 Internet, 1980’s onward
Storyboards and perspectives
From : Matt Madden – 99 ways to tell a story http://www.exercisesinstyle.com/
Developing, and breaking apart, a
Just because the tools use 140 characters or 15 seconds of video doesn’t mean that the same
rules do not apply.
Storyboarding and preplanning pay off
Once you have the story you can ‘parcel’ it out
Multiple medias allow for creative expression
◦ Parsing out the action to twitter, dialog to video, scene transitions to images, etc…
Telling along ‘the arc of critical
In stories that are meant to project our work
forward we create an arc of the future.
A storytelling challenge – find and tell the arc
of critical hope
Naiveté or despair are the easy arcs
Tech mediating the story
Peer interaction – it is ‘social’ media – opening up the telling to multiple perspectives, voices…
Stories as magnets or sponges
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