I have just stumbled across some sites, articles and resources helpful in the thinking about digital storytelling as multimodal practice. I wonder how this mode/genre of expression might be linked with the massive YouTube movement in terms of composition? Participation? Education? Access? These are questions I need to address more as I explore the mode/genre.
I love how these images above capture the authors in the active process of composing. I wonder in what ways the pleasure in composing these multimodal texts differs from the composition based soley in written words. I know for myself, creating a mini-video or even a blog entry involves a different type of pleasure, a sort of play, but serious play. Further analysis of this communicative pleasure would be helpful in terms of curriculum design.
Below are some sites that feature digital storytelling or related resources:
D.U.S.T.Y. -- Digital Underground Storytelling For Youth
Check out the digital story "Lyfe-N-Rhyme"
Below are some academic articles related to digital storytelling: