Session Idea: Exploring ways in which social media can support or engage digital storytelling

We propose a general discussion focused on the topic of social media and digital storytelling.  In Web 2.0 storytelling: Emergence of a New Genre, Alexander and Levine talk about the emergence of storytelling as “open-ended, branching, hyperlinked, cross-media, participatory, exploratory, and unpredictable” (2008) experience.   But social media also provides opportunities to develop narratives that embrace multiple authoritative and personal voices, provide multi-layered experiences, inspire learning and creativity, and an opportunity to capture otherwise unheard stories.

For our purposes storytelling is interdisciplinary and can include but is not limited to historical narratives, personal narratives, art narratives, fiction, nonfiction, and collaborative writing projects and whatever else you define as storytelling.

We invite you to join us in an open conversation about the role of social media in storytelling; share best practices, resources and inspirational projects; as well as to explore the challenges posed in the quest to facilitate meaningful narratives through social media.

The conversation will be open-ended based on participants interests, however, possible topics of conversation may include:

  • how are social media platforms being used for digital storytelling
  • what is the best way to frame content to make it desirable
  • how can social media engage multiple authoritative and personal voices
  • how do we facilitate meaningful conversation on social media channels
  • how can storytelling  through social media unlock creativity and empower learning
  • what are the challenges posted by storying telling through social media
  • how can we preserve this stories for the future
  • how can we link together stories and conversations created on multiple platforms

We would like to hear what your interests are in this area.

Thanks,

Maureen Lane & Brittany Baksa, Phillips Museum of Art-Franklin & Marshall College

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  1. Here are some resources Brittany and I put together. We would love to see this list grow with input from THATCamp Philly, to inspire new ideas. Please add to the list:

    General Resources:

    http://www.educause.edu/ero/article/web-20-storytelling-emergence-new-genre

    http://www.museumsandtheweb.com/mw2008/papers/fisher/fisher.html

    Digital Storytelling: A Powerful Tool for the 21st Century Classroom: http://digitalstorytellingclass.pbworks.com/f/Digital+Storytelling+A+Powerful.pdf

    The Art of Storytelling-The Delaware Museum of Art: http://www.museumsandtheweb.com/biblio/art_storytelling_enriching_art_museum_exhibits_and_ed

    V&A Quilt of Quilts: http://www.vam.ac.uk/microsites/quilts/
    http://www.vam.ac.uk/microsites/quilts/upload

    New Story Telling: http://www.pbs.org/mediashift/2012/09/special-series-new-storytelling267.html?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=PBSMediaShift

    SFMOMA: Olafur Eliasson: Take Your Time Exhibition: http://www.museumsandtheweb.com/mw2008/papers/samis/samis.html

    http://www.sfmoma.org/media/features/eliasson/data/index.html

    Social Media Platforms:

    Voicethread: http://voicethread.com/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/powerhouse_museum/sets/72157604376512011/
    Facebook: Timeline creates a structure for creating a personal narrative
    Tumblr: https://www.tumblr.com/
    Storify.com: http://storify.com/
    TimelineJS: http://timeline.verite.co/
    Dipity: http://www.dipity.com/
    Museum Box: http://museumbox.e2bn.org/
    Twitter
    Facebook

    Inspirational Projects

    History Pin:
    Brooklyn Museum: Help Us Pin Brooklyn To The Map
    Call to Brooklyn residents to help pin historic photos to History Pin and Share their stories
    http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/community/blogosphere/2011/06/21/help-us-pin-brooklyn-to-the-map/

    Voice Thread:
    Links to Voice Thread History Projects:
    http://thwt.org/index.php/presentations-multimedia/voicethread
    http://voicethread.com/about/library/

    Flickr:
    Nashville Flood Digital History Project: http://www.flickr.com/groups/nashvilleflood/
    Hurricane Katrina: http://www.flickr.com/groups/45871688@N00/pool/with/233376298/#photo_233376298
    Kodak Agfa: Chronicles political change in Egypt
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/96884693@N00/sets/72157629866115396/with/7257611204/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/96884693@N00/page20/

    Tell a Story in five frames: “http://www.flickr.com/groups/visualstory/

    Storytelling Flickr Style http://www.flickr.com/groups/storytellers/
    The f l’s of storytelling from The future of storytelling initiative http://www.flickr.com/photos/37527143@N03/7789853600/

    Twitter:
    @RealtimeWWII https://twitter.com/RealTimeWWII
    @titanicrealtime https://twitter.com/TitanicRealTime
    twitter stories http://stories.twitter.com/index_en.html

    Tumblr:
    Historical Fashion http://historicalfashion.tumblr.com/
    A Queer History http://gayhistory.tumblr.com/
    We are the 99% http://wearethe99percent.tumblr.com/
    Obamba for America http://wearethe99percent.tumblr.com/

    Storify:
    Revealing the earlier version of the Mona Lisa:
    http://storify.com/Enigma/revealing-the-earlier-version-of-the-mona-lisa
    Where in the Artworld is San Francisco:
    http://storify.com/sfmoma/where-in-the-art-world-is-san-francisco
    Dance: High or Low Culture?
    http://storify.com/KaiElizabeth/dance-high-or-low-culture

    Ask a curator day-what is museum’s most important mission?
    http://storify.com/michalpalasz/curator-is-the-new-artist-ask-a-curator-day-na-twi

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