Digital Storytelling Tools, Apps and Ideas
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Digital Storytelling Tools, Apps and Ideas
A collection of suggestions for the best digital storytelling options including web-based tools, apps and rubrics.
Curated by Cindy Rudy
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The Science Of Comic Strips

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, December 19, 2013 3:31 AM


Eric Jaffe:  "[Psychologist Neil Cohn of University of California at San Diego] says any language has a "holy triumvirate" of elements: expressive form, grammar, and meaning. Comics, he argues, meet all three requirements."

Giuseppe Fattori's curator insight, January 8, 2014 5:16 PM

Language is more than just a series of words strung together. A sentence must have some essential structure, some system of rules governing words and clauses--a grammar. You don't have to be Strunk or White to recognize this system at work; it's automatic in the brain. In Noam Chomsky's famous example, people know that the meaningless sentence "colorless green ideas sleep furiously" is grammatically correct the very first time they see it.

Carolyn Guertin's curator insight, July 20, 2014 3:14 AM

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7 Bad Storytelling Habits That We All Learned from Superhero Comics

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Charlie Jane Ander:  "Today's escapist storytellers share a rich legacy, from classic TV to great SF novels. But most of us also guzzled superhero comics during our formative years" ...


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Ken Morrison's comment, June 2, 2013 7:50 AM
This is very interesting. Thank you. I really like the insert of a battle seen because there is time for one and the simplification of female characters.
Andrea Deydén's curator insight, September 20, 2013 5:54 PM

La idea del "cambio ilusorio" de Stan Lee me sorprendió muchísimo. Lo demás fue medio "meh" porque, aunque tiene un punto en eso de los errores de narración, hay que ver que el público meta de los cómics (en especial los de antes) eran hombres adolescentes. Violencia + personajes femeninos de apoyo eran un home hit.