Monthly Archives: April 2012

The rabbit’s quest

Ruby’s Quest is a fascinating example of digital storytelling.  It combines old-school adventure gaming with interactive fiction and social media. The plot concerns one Ruby, an anthropomorphic rabbit, who awakens in a mysterious place.  She needs to figure out where … Continue reading

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Behind Pine Point

The creators of the excellent Welcome to Pine Point digital story have shared their thoughts about the process of creating it.  Fascinating stuff, from the emphasis on linearity to their love of sound. If you haven’t read/watched/listened to Pine Point, do so … Continue reading

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Twittering the trenches

More Twitter history: follow the WWI tweets of one William Grudgings. In 1916 I left my job as a schoolteacher at Cobden Street school, Loughborough and joined the Leicestershire Regiment. I served with the 8th Bn in France. Checking @williams_war reveals … Continue reading

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The story glove

Here’s a new take on multilinear digital storytelling: a glove which lets users feel their way through a narrative. Audio content is primary, along with the physical objects.

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Twittering WWI history

A new Twitter storytelling project is about to start. Oxford’s World War I Centenary Project is organizing a tweeting of the Battle of Arras (1917). The hashtag #arras95 marks out each updated item, both by the Project’s team (on Twitter) … Continue reading

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A family food story

Here’s a fine story about food, memory, and family: Josef, by Brad Johnson. A fine example, too, of the classic Center for Digital Storytelling form.  Autobiographical, emotionally charged and complex, nicely written. (via the CDS Facebook site)

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