October 21, 2008

Digital Storytelling Brainstorm

Today we discussed options for the digital story project.

We discussed the idea of working with an existing story and modifying it for digital format.
Students thought about the concept of metafiction ( fiction about fiction) as found in postmodern children's books (The Stinky Cheese Man) or fiction for adults (Wicked). Here well-known stories and characters are repurposed into new stories, sometimes the endings changed dramatically. We discussed the use of very old stories from the oral tradition (folk tales, fairy tales, myths) and that these aren't subject to the same copyright issues.

We also discussed initial responses to Inanimate Alice as an example of digital storytelling for kids.

Students will post to their individual blogs, more thoughts and research on these topics.

Here are some links to visit...


Inanimate Alice

Digital Storytelling

Donna Leishman website

Born Magazine

Shelley Jackson's website

Electronic Literature Organization

The Vasalisa Project

Ars Electronica Center

trAce Online Writing Centre

Poems That Go

frAme: Online Journal

Scott McCloud

new experiments in fiction

Modern Tales

The Serializer