What’s the story?


What Comes to Mind for You?

What do you associate with the word storytelling? Before you do anything this week, use this as an opportunity to put down in words what your current concept is. There is no right or wrong answer here- this is to set up your current concept of what story means.

Do not go look anything up online — We are looking for your ideas.

from: Headless ds106 Week 3: What Mean Ye Digital Storytelling?

I found it quite hard to think about what I think about this, until I saw a great image from Mariana Funes.

That got me making some notes and knocking up the image above:

Storytelling: compelling and weighted communication.

Communication of sensory data, feelings/emotions and thoughts.Transported & impeded by words, sounds, pictures.

Augmented/refined/amplified/impeded clarified and confused, confused and clarified by language, accent, emphasis, voice, technique.

Digital adds layers to this rich cake, layers that can help or hinder.

I though about an image of my own and noted:

Image idea layers, zeros & ones; code; stage instructions; adjective & adverbs; core words
Lighter — darker
Layers skewed into 3d mixed with images
Once upon a time…
Fire, smoke, mist and mirrors
Sailing ship
Spaceman face mask with reflection

I didn’t get all the elements into the image, stopping before it got to confusing (hopefully).