the most popular publication for children and the most translated English-written book in the world according to The Wall Street Journal.
The first edition of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland already contained a primitive version of moving pictures, because the readers could flick back and forth between two illustrations of the Cheshire Cat’s grin was printed on consecutive pages, allowing a reader to make the Cat materialise or dematerialise.
By 1915 there were three silent film versions of the story. Since then, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland has taken on a variety of new forms the world has not stayed short of different narrative presentations of Alice in Wonderland. let’s see some examples
interactive book. This one was used as a marketing vehicle for Tim Burton’s film Once you complete the interactive story, you unlock a promo code for $10 off the upcoming console game.
tim Burton’s 2010 3D, computer-generated land
Digital Stories was developed by Wellcome Collection in 2014 Wanted to make a digital experiences that offered a sense of the scale and slow pace of museum experiences
Linear: follow follow classic story structure, the beginning the middle and the end Nonlinear: web is particularly suitable for those narratives. they don’t strictly follow the story structure but they still have many of the same parts: heroes, villains, locations, plots.
Nonlinear narratives also offer audiences more opportunity for engagement and participation.
Extra-narratives combine one central story or topic with lots of branched out content: videos, images, and commentary that enrich that story.
PARALLEL NARRATIVES: these show two stories happening at the same time, ideal for contrasts
Database narratives: most commonly deployed in data visualizations. a story’s meaning often comes from the explanatory copy and juxtapositions of data
MICRO-NARRATIVES small, self-contained stories The focus is on the individual story This structure is especially useful for user-generated content: BBC Travel also took thousands of suggestions from contributors and turned them into an immersive experience in their Shorthand story 50 Reasons to #LoveTheWorld, featuring lots of Instagram photos and videos.
Participatory narrative: Participatory narrative is a fundamental part of video game design: allowing players to engage with non-linear content in an immersive environment.
Mixed narratives: different datasets, tweets, instagram fb posts… use diffenret info sources
Personalised narratives: personalization is about the extent to which a user can choose content and get inovlved. By involvement, we mean the degree to which users input choices and/or content.
A short history of digital storytelling by Tiana Tasich, digital consultant, Digitelling Agency
Storycenter, set up in
1993 as the Centre for
Digital Storytelling at
Berkeley, University of
founders of the digital
DIGITAL STORYTELLING AS A VEHICLE FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND (FIRST PUBLISHED IN 1865)
Illustrated by John Tenniel
DIGITAL IN THE
1990S WORLD OF
ALICE IN THE
WORLD OF AUDIO
ALICE IN THE
USING SOCIAL MEDIA FOR PR ‘IS A PRETTY NEW CONCEPT’ (2010)
ALICE IN THE
ALICE IN THE
“'Who are you?' said the
Alice replied, rather shyly, 'I
— I hardly know, sir, just at
present — at least I know
who I was when I got up this
morning, but I think I must
have been changed several
times since then.'
THE EVER-CHANGING DEFINITION OF DIGITAL STORYTELLING
THE CURRENT TRENDS AND
TRENDSETTERS IN DIGITAL STORYTELLING
THE NEW YORK TIMES LABS: SNOW FALL (2012)
THE GUARDIAN: FIRESTORM (2013)
WELLCOME COLLECTION: DIGITAL STORIES (2014)
AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL MUSEUM: DIGITAL STORIES (2015)
“Snowfall was a good story, but it felt
as if getting you to read it was the
story’s secondary ambition.
TOOLS OF TRADE: SHORTHAND, INTERLUDE, TOUCHCAST, ATAVIST, ETC
GOOGLE: THE ADDRESS OF VERMEER’S LITTLE STREET DISCOVERED (2015)
GOOGLE EXPERIMENT WITH WEBGL: VIRTUAL ART SESSIONS
GOOGLE: EDITIONS AT PLAY
COLUMBIA DIGITAL STORYTELLING LAB: SHERLOCK HOLMES & THE INTERNET OF THINGS (2016)
HOW TO MAKE GOOD
STORIES USING DIGITAL
Digital storytelling cookbook
Immersive Storytelling: Scrollytelling One-Page
Parallax - a short guide how to build the most
stunning multi-media story by Ulf Grüner
TYPE OF NARRATIVES
➤ Linear narratives
➤ Non-linear narratives
➤ Extra narratives
➤ Disjointed narratives
➤ Parallel narratives
➤ Database narratives
➤ Micro narratives
➤ Participatory narratives
➤ Mixed narratives
➤ Personalised narratives
➤ Connected narratives
“Why the brain loves stories
… as social creatures who regularly aﬃliate with strangers, stories
are an eﬀective way to transmit important information and
values from one individual or community to the next. Stories that
are personal and emotionally compelling engage more of the
brain, and thus are better remembered, than simply stating a set
-Paul J. Zak
Greater Good Science Centre, University of California, Berkeley
2 KEY ASPECTS OF AN EFFECTIVE STORY
It must capture and hold our attention
It “transports” us into the characters’ world
Quote from: http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/how_stories_change_brain
THE STORY TAKES CENTRE STAGE