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Storytelling

Telling stories in the digital domain: 2 examples

I’ve been reading a lot about narrative for my dissertation recently and came across 2 examples this morning that illustrate some of the ideas I’ve come across. Oatmeal on Game of Thrones The first simple example is from the Oatmeal. It says it’s …

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Storytelling

Immersive video on the iP*d – more than just interesting?

Just saw this on the Neiman Journalism Lab blog… A collaboration between Condition One and The Guardian it’s a slightly more interactive approach to video where you have an element of control over where the camera is looking. Is it more than jus…

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Storytelling

Digital storytelling with HTML5

Updated 09/12/11 – 16:30: @sboneham pointed me towards this BBC Click podcast where they discuss the Highrise project. Section starts at around 4m 50s. Hat tip to @theokk for this one. Highrise:1 Millionth Tower is an interactive documentary on ho…

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Learning

10 techie things I hope I never get used to…

In no particular order:1. USB – plugging stuff into other stuff and it (mostly) working.2. RSS – possibly the greatest thing on the web?3. Mobile connectivity – stood on a beach in Wales, downloading a program that knows where I’m standing and can…

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Learning

#Infographics and the art of political persuasion

We’ve been talking about infographics a bit at Netskills towers recently and one of the discussion points was the difference between clarifying data by presenting it in particular ways and spinning data to get across a message. This came up on the…

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Storytelling

Cultureshock 2011: Storify’d – #CShock11

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Storytelling

Find music for video projects with Vimeo – #digitalstorytelling

One of the hardest parts of creating decent digital stories has been picking music that’s OK to use for most situations. There’s a lot of Creative Commons music out there but it’s difficult to find and/or poor quality. Step forward the Vimeo Music…

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Learning

The net treats censorship as damage…

“..and routes around it” – John Gilmore This article from the Chronicle of Higher Education article is a case in point. (was tweeted by @acalderon52 via @fredgarnett): Fear of Repression Spurs Scholars and Activists to Build Alternate Internets It…

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Creativity

Scott Adams: The best way to kill creativity

Scott Adams, creator of the awesome Dilbert strip, has blogged about why the best way to kill creativity is to encourage it. The creative impulse will out, usually as a response to discomfort or insecurity. Creating an environment which is “condus…

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Learning

Event report: Enhancing Fieldwork Learning

The Digested Digest Get out more! The Digest Fieldwork is an essential part of the learning experience for the geo, geosocial and life sciences that needs protecting given current squeezes on finances. We saw how mobile learning is enabling a blur…