|Frank Rose, The Art of Immersion|
"Not long ago we were spectators, passive consumers of mass media. Now, on YouTube and blogs and Facebook and Twitter, we are media. What we're witnessing is the emergence of a new form of narrative that’s native to the Internet. Told through many media at once in a nonlinear fashion, these new narratives encourage us not merely to watch but to participate, often engaging us in the same way that games do." - Frank Rose, The Art of Immersion (2011)How can researchers harness digital storytelling platforms to engage audiences, communicate new knowledge and promote social change? Can opportunities for co-creation empower communities to tell their own stories?
At our next meeting, Paul Houghton, Digital Strategist at Emergent Form, will lead a discussion on digital storytelling and provide an overview of several projects he has been working on with his team.
The session will run between 2-3pm in Arts 1.33 on Friday 7 June.
In preparation for the session, please take some time to explore the websites below:
- Australian Centre for the Moving Image
- The Centre for Digital Storytelling
- Digital Storytelling @ Queensland University: Creative Industries Faculty
You might also like to read:
Frank Rose, The Art of Immersion: How the Digital Generation is remaking Hollywood, Madison Avenue and the Way We tell Stories, W. W. Norton & Company, New York, 2011.