“Digital Stories / Analog Brownies”: A Digital Storytelling Diversion

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – On Monday, May 13, from 4-6pm, join students from Tyler Denmead’s Digital Storytelling course in the Digital Scholarship Lab of the Rock for “Digital Stories / Analog Brownies.” This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

What exactly is digital storytelling? Over the course of the Spring semester, students in Digital Storytelling have tried to answer this question while exploring the narrative possibilities of new media.  Because some things just can’t be digitized, this event will also feature brownies.

New digital tools have made it easy to create and share information with a wide audience. But these media – websites, digital shorts, even PowerPoint presentations – also have narrative potential that can reinforce or alter traditional storytelling formats. Students have explored these digital tools through a range of story structures, including place-based and non-linear stories. Works range from personal family history to an interpretive album of astronomical images.

To learn more, please check out the exhibit website http://digibrownies.weebly.com/ and look for #digistory on Twitter. And join us on May 13th! For a preview, check out this personal story from Public Humanities superstar Elon Cook: http://youtu.be/sknWXF-e4IE

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