Hitchhiker
Follow
Find
823 views | +1 today
Hitchhiker
Telling stories about the trips worth taking. Topics about transmedia, journalism, technology and art.
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by Minna Kilpeläinen from About Photography
Scoop.it!

The History of the Camera (Infographic)

The History of the Camera (Infographic) | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
Cameras have come more than a long way since their ancient beginnings. This infographic reveals the milestones in photography and cameras that got us to the remarkable level of photo-sharing that we are at today.

Via Spyros Thalassinos
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Minna Kilpeläinen
Scoop.it!

Let Your Story Unfold

Let Your Story Unfold | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
Marvin Abrinica Marvin Abrinica is a Visual Storyteller. He's a Business Leader in the consumer...
Minna Kilpeläinen's insight:

Telling stories is listening. Telling stories is the courage to make mistakes.

 

"People unafraid to share their stories tend to embrace every part of themselves, are comfortable with their journey, and ultimately open up with great authenticity."

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Minna Kilpeläinen from Story and Narrative
Scoop.it!

What’s important in a tale?

G looked for a tool to help him discern the important stuff in Rapunzel, so he can keep the essence while telling it in his own words. He told the story to many people throughout the week but when he arrived to our lesson, he was not happy with the results. He told me the story and although fluent, it sounded flat, technical.

 

I offered him a tool: argue or rationalize the necessity of each word in the written tale. Leave out explaining the syntax; I want to know about the rest. Since it is a folktale, the answer cannot be “because that is how the author wanted it”.


Via Gregg Morris
more...
Sandra Valéria Barbosa's comment, January 27, 2013 6:54 AM
I'm starting this Scoop.it today. Follow me too. Thanks.
Rescooped by Minna Kilpeläinen from Living Story
Scoop.it!

La télévision de demain: The Spiral - European Transmedia Coproduction

La télévision de demain: The Spiral - European Transmedia Coproduction | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it

Via Alexis Niki
Minna Kilpeläinen's insight:

This project really was huge. I saw some of the episodes in Finland and also participated by making a little piece of art myself. As a player the project wasn´t so easy to engage for my taste, but the whole consept was more than interesting. This article tells more.

more...
Alexis Niki's curator insight, December 12, 2012 7:05 AM

This interview with Peter De Maegd, producer and story architect of "The Spiral", reveals how this gigantic project was born and the challenges he faced. via Urszula Gleisner

Rescooped by Minna Kilpeläinen from Social Media Content Curation
Scoop.it!

New Visual Storytelling Tool: Storyplanet Lets Users Package Content Into Interactive Experiences

New Visual Storytelling Tool: Storyplanet Lets Users Package Content Into Interactive Experiences | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it

Excerpted from review article by Journalism.co.uk:

"The platform enables users – such as journalists and photographers – to build interactive and visually captivating packages of content, which can then be embedded within a news site.

 

We discussed the concept with founder Bjarke Myrthu, who describes Storyplanet as "a packaging or a wrapping or an interface tool", which journalists can use to bring together collections of their work in a great user experience.
"So if you have a bunch of different media types, some text, some video, some photos, you can create a really nice package out of it that people can navigate in different ways," Myrthu added.

 

Each story is built on a grid, which users can then add "tiles" to, which effectively form each page of the story, and appear like slides in a presentation.
The grid format means tiles can be arranged in different structures based on the desired flow of the story and navigation between pages can also be applied.

 

Using the builder tool each tile can be laid out, edited and have content added to it, whether that is a photo, video, piece of audio or just text.

The content of a tile can vary from featuring just a photo to acting as an index page with a list of sections, like chapters, which can be clicked on by the viewer to reach different parts of the story.
Users can also edit transitions between tiles, the order of the tiles and other details such as changing the background colour of the tile.

The final product is viewable via a URL and can also be embedded, and played through the Storyplanet player. Currently this is a Flash player, but Storyplanet is currently working on a HTML version..."

 

Read full original article here:

http://www.journalism.co.uk/news/how-journalists-can-use-storyplanet-to-create-interactive-content-packages/s2/a551660/

 

Check out it and request an invite here: https://www.storyplanet.com

 

Here are two tutorials: https://www.storyplanet.com/tutorials

 


Via Giuseppe Mauriello
Minna Kilpeläinen's insight:

Storyplanet seems to be a very cool and easy tool for creating and publishing interactive stories with all kinds of media. Very useful for journalists - and for school kids and teachers, too. Worth trying!

more...
Giuseppe Mauriello's curator insight, January 12, 2013 10:52 AM

Storyplanet makes it easy for you to turn images, video and text into beautiful, engaging stories. Use their free online toolbox to do everything from your next school project or family album to documentaries, timelines, presentations and more.

Shanika Journey's curator insight, January 20, 2013 4:21 PM

That's actually a pretty cool way to report the news.

Philippe Trebaul's curator insight, January 31, 2013 4:55 AM
New Visual Storytelling Tool: Storyplanet Lets Users Package Content Into Interactive Experiences.

 

From www.journalism.co.uk - January 12, 4:52 PM

 

Excerpted from review article by Journalism.co.uk:

"The platform enables users – such as journalists and photographers – to build interactive and visually captivating packages of content, which can then be embedded within a news site.

 

We discussed the concept with founder Bjarke Myrthu, who describes Storyplanet as "a packaging or a wrapping or an interface tool", which journalists can use to bring together collections of their work in a great user experience.
"So if you have a bunch of different media types, some text, some video, some photos, you can create a really nice package out of it that people can navigate in different ways," Myrthu added.

 

Each story is built on a grid, which users can then add "tiles" to, which effectively form each page of the story, and appear like slides in a presentation.
The grid format means tiles can be arranged in different structures based on the desired flow of the story and navigation between pages can also be applied.

 

Using the builder tool each tile can be laid out, edited and have content added to it, whether that is a photo, video, piece of audio or just text.

The content of a tile can vary from featuring just a photo to acting as an index page with a list of sections, like chapters, which can be clicked on by the viewer to reach different parts of the story. 
Users can also edit transitions between tiles, the order of the tiles and other details such as changing the background colour of the tile.

The final product is viewable via a URL and can also be embedded, and played through the Storyplanet player. Currently this is a Flash player, but Storyplanet is currently working on a HTML version..."

 

Read full original article here:

http://www.journalism.co.uk/news/how-journalists-can-use-storyplanet-to-create-interactive-content-packages/s2/a551660/

 

Check out it and request an invite here: https://www.storyplanet.com

 

Here are two tutorials: https://www.storyplanet.com/tutorials

 

 

New Visual Storytelling Tool: Storyplanet Lets Users Package Content Into Interactive Exp... | @scoopit via @pinomauriello http://sco.lt/...

Rescooped by Minna Kilpeläinen from Content Curation World
Scoop.it!

How News Curation Can Help Kids Learn How To Search, Evaluate and Publish Information

How News Curation Can Help Kids Learn How To Search, Evaluate and Publish Information | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it

Via Robin Good
Minna Kilpeläinen's insight:

Kids love to show others what they have found. This is one of the coolest way to do it.

more...
Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, December 22, 2012 3:36 PM

A good way to build this 21st century skill.

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, August 31, 11:39 AM

Curation is an activity that  requires critical reading and writing skills. 

Jennifer Futrell's curator insight, September 13, 6:28 PM

A great idea

Rescooped by Minna Kilpeläinen from Art Installations, Sculpture, Contemporary Art
Scoop.it!

Elina Chauvet: ‘Zapatos Rojos’ (Red Shoes)

Elina Chauvet: ‘Zapatos Rojos’ (Red Shoes) | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it

More than 200 "Red shoes" are put on display by visual artist Elina Chauvet in honor of the hundreds of women and girls who have been killed in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico's most dangerous city, El Paso, Mexico, 2012


Via Anne Bak
Minna Kilpeläinen's insight:

Respect for the walkers.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Minna Kilpeläinen from The Funnily Enough
Scoop.it!

Assume Reader Resistance

Assume Reader Resistance | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
There’s always the feeling when you write something that maybe no one else will want to read it. And that’s exactly how you should think.

Sure, there are going to be one or two people who are into exactly what you’re into, but for the most part people won’t be. Just because you came up with a story won’t automatically make them want to read it.

Realising this is half the battle to avoiding it (although admittedly it is the easy half).
Via mooderino
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Minna Kilpeläinen from Story and Narrative
Scoop.it!

Meet the listeners where co-creation is possible

Meet the listeners where co-creation is possible | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
The witness (listener) is part of what makes up the entire storytelling event through validation and influence.

Storytelling evolved out of the need to communicate something beyond the obvious to someone besides yourself.

On a deeper level, the utterance (story) holds the possibility of witnessing too.
Via Gregg Morris
Minna Kilpeläinen's insight:

See also: Originality is A Conservative Argument. http://www.fototazo.com/2012/12/originality-is-conservative-argument.html

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Minna Kilpeläinen from The Funnily Enough
Scoop.it!

Fiction Is About Facing Problems

Fiction Is About Facing Problems | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it

One of the main tenets of writing story is to make the reader as the question: What happens next?

 

But this question shouldn’t be aimed at the writer, or even the story. The question should be aimed by readers at themselves.

 

And they shouldn’t be sure of the answer


Via mooderino
Minna Kilpeläinen's insight:

.. and what if that happens to me what would I do?

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Minna Kilpeläinen from Art Installations, Sculpture, Contemporary Art
Scoop.it!

Tree Drawings by Tim Knowles

Tree Drawings by Tim Knowles | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it

Via Anne Bak
Minna Kilpeläinen's insight:
Art Installations's insight:Tree Drawings by Tim Knowles, 2006, Ink on paper on panel, plus projected 6 min looped DVD, 4800 x 2200mm + projection. 50 pens suspened from the branches of a Weeping Willow tree create a drawing on 4 panels placed horizontally beneath the tree.The drawing is accompanied by a looped video of its production. http://www.timknowles.co.uk
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Minna Kilpeläinen from Fun with Art
Scoop.it!

Scribbler

Scribbler | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it

 

Create a simple drawing and Scribbler does the rest, tracing over and creating interesting line patterns.


Via Mrs N
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Minna Kilpeläinen from Fun with Art
Scoop.it!

Kaleidoscope Painter

Kaleidoscope Painter | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
Paint your own kaleidoscope....

Just like a real kaleidoscope, start a pattern and your lines are mirrored and multiply.


Via Mrs N
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Minna Kilpeläinen from Online Collaboration Tools
Scoop.it!

The Collaborative Visual Board: RealtimeBoard

 

 


Via Robin Good
Minna Kilpeläinen's insight:

Watch the tutorial! This Collaborative Visual Board seems to be a great tool for virtual and face-to-face classrooms and meetings. Really worth trying. 

 

Robin Good´s insight tells you more.

more...
Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, January 22, 2013 8:37 PM

I felt in love with ...

Gatis Šeršņevs's curator insight, January 23, 2013 12:20 PM

sadarbības rīks

 

Lauren Kelly's curator insight, February 20, 2013 12:54 AM

This is another interesting platform that allows for visual collaboration.  These sorts of posts make me want to narrow down my topic to just online visual collaboration and information sharing!

Scooped by Minna Kilpeläinen
Scoop.it!

Reawakening the Grand Narrative | Future of Film

Reawakening the Grand Narrative | Future of Film | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
Minna Kilpeläinen's insight:

AsJeff Gomez says, story is more powerful weapon than any war. Social media allows people to tell their own stories the way they want. Often the stories are more significant than even journalism. But also a soap opera can help enhance millions of women’s lives.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Minna Kilpeläinen from Digital Storytelling
Scoop.it!

Presentation Zen: The secret to storytelling is in the editing

Presentation Zen: The secret to storytelling is in the editing | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
Presentation lessons abound in the cinematic arts. Many producers and directors will tell you that what can really make or break a film is the editing. You have probably never heard the names of even some of the most prominent...

Via José Carlos
Minna Kilpeläinen's insight:

This is an ode to editors. The editroom is really the place where story is born. The clip from The Cutting Edge tells it all. 

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Minna Kilpeläinen from Story and Narrative
Scoop.it!

3 Free Storytelling Lectures

3 Free Storytelling Lectures | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
Lectures from Kurt Vonnegut, Neil Gaiman and Andrew Evans on how to tell better, truer stories, and how to recognize the ones that people love.

Via Gregg Morris
Minna Kilpeläinen's insight:

Great reminders of what story telling is all about. Kurt Vonnegut is my favourite.

 

And as Neil Gaiman said: "Go and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here. Make. Good. Art".

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Minna Kilpeläinen from Art Installations, Sculpture, Contemporary Art
Scoop.it!

Paul Cocksedge: A gust of wind

Paul Cocksedge: A gust of wind | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it

Paul Cocksedge: A gust of wind, 2010, V&A’s Friday Late Night Event, London

 

http://www.paulcocksedge.co.uk/


Via Anne Bak
Minna Kilpeläinen's insight:

I get to see Paul Cocksedge´s work only from the website for now, but it seems to me that he has a very light touch and sparkling ideas in his works of art. A gust of wind is one of them. The Installation Swarowski seems to have that same delicate mood.

 

My favourite installation is the Auditorium. Cocksedge has created a beatiful, fragile web around a small seminar space which lightens the ideas up in a dreamy way.

 

I would also like to see the view inside those cones in the installation Sestosenso.  

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Minna Kilpeläinen
Scoop.it!

Photo of the Day -- Best Wallpapers of 2012 -- Photo Gallery -- National Geographic

Photo of the Day -- Best Wallpapers of 2012 -- Photo Gallery -- National Geographic | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
View and download the most popular wallpapers from Photo of the Day 2012, featuring a house perched on a rock in the Drina River, a storm chaser in action, waterfalls in Iceland, orphan elephants in Kenya, oryx crossing rust-colored dunes in...
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Minna Kilpeläinen from 21st Century Information Fluency
Scoop.it!

Trust, Context and Humaness: That's What Makes One a True Curator

Trust, Context and Humaness: That's What Makes One a True Curator | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it

Via Robin Good, Jimun Gimm, David Hain, donhornsby, Dennis T OConnor
Minna Kilpeläinen's insight:

Well, I must admit, that many times I´m just a parrot. Without adding any contribution of my own. I just like to show people the stuff, that would be nice to read. At least I got inspiration from that stuff. 

 

What botheres me, though, is that Erica Ayotte didn´t mention Scoop.it. Hmm.. Hope she finds us.

 

 

more...
Beth Kanter's comment, December 22, 2012 10:50 AM
love the term link spraying
Beth Kanter's curator insight, December 22, 2012 10:51 AM

Robin has curated list of definitions for content curation.  new term link spraying

Eric Moran's curator insight, February 13, 2013 3:50 PM

Common misconception about content curation is that everything is automated . This article does a great job explaining the human element involved in curating content. It also shares some bad habits people pick up from the unintentional convenience of automated tools.

Rescooped by Minna Kilpeläinen from Just Story It Biz Storytelling
Scoop.it!

The Power of Sequenced Content & Social Media for B2B Lead Generation -- Think Stories!

The Power of Sequenced Content & Social Media for B2B Lead Generation -- Think Stories! | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
As a business journalist, I looked forward to information from a handful of specific sources each quarter. In fact, my quarterly e-commerce reports would wait

Via Karen Dietz
more...
Karen Dietz's curator insight, December 14, 2012 5:46 PM

Yeah -- what a great reminder! Craft your biz stories as sequenced content!


Better yet, plan a content campaign of sequential articles with a narrative arc.


Or serialize a narrative over several posts!


That is where my mind went after reading this article. Now the author here is really just talking about creating a series of posts over time all on the same topic that work together.


But my storytelling mind said "Woah! There is a lot more here that could be done." 


So this article presents a great idea -- but doesn't go quite far enough for all us biz storytellers. Yet it is still worth curating and reading because of all the tips and points it does make.


Dig in (it's not long), get the interesting stats showing how sequenced content gets results, and start connecting the stories together in a series of articles/blog posts, etc!


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling atwww.scoop.it/t/just-story-it

Karen Dietz's comment, December 15, 2012 1:52 PM
Thank you Beth for re-scooping this! And LOL, I see we both scooped the local stories piece from NPR. Great minds think alike!
Rescooped by Minna Kilpeläinen from Photography Now
Scoop.it!

Originality Is a Conservative Argument

Originality Is a Conservative Argument | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
A few weeks back I put together a review of Looking at the Land, a multi-venue curation project by Andy Adams of Flak Photo. One paragraph in particular has drawn some praise, some fire, and some confusion.

Via Mario Pires
Minna Kilpeläinen's insight:

We all would like to be recognized as inividual artists / thinkers / human beings, but at the same time it is practically impossible. Even if we like it or not, we are put in categories. We are drawn to people who think alike and express themselves alike. Fashion is fashion in art, too. Whether we should still reach for originality or not, I would say, of course. We can be original individually and socially. When something original becomes fashion, it is no longer original.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Minna Kilpeläinen from Story and Narrative
Scoop.it!

The Transformational Power of Storytelling

The Transformational Power of Storytelling | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
While myths, as vehicles for conveying wisdom, have been around since the beginning of human history, the therapeutic use of metaphor -- the subtly structured "story with a message" -- is a more recent development.

We are storytellers. Perhaps more than anything else, it's what makes us human. Whether it's an archetypal myth, the events of the day on the 11:00 p.m. news, or our own personal lives, stories are the fabric of our existence.

In a very literal sense, we are stories. The narrative that is our personal history is the essence of who we are. Long-term memory doesn't fully become operational until we're about 4 years old. As the neuropsychological linking mechanism develops that ties the flow of events together, we begin to experience our life as a story. It is at this moment in time that our sense of self is born.
Via Gregg Morris
more...
Larry Glover's curator insight, December 11, 2012 2:51 PM

That to be human is to be a story teller is both a simple and profound truth. Humanity's future in fact may now well rest in our relization of our relationship to story: whether we own a particular story or a story owns us. 

Jeni Mawter's curator insight, December 12, 2012 2:43 AM

Where there are humans, there are stories ...

Rescooped by Minna Kilpeläinen from Just Story It Biz Storytelling
Scoop.it!

Dumb ways to die: A brilliant way to deliver a message - LeadingCompany

Dumb ways to die: A brilliant way to deliver a message - LeadingCompany | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
Dumb ways to die: A brilliant way to deliver a messageLeadingCompanyGabrielle Dolan is a global thought leader in business storytelling and an expert in making good presenters inspiring.

Via Karen Dietz
more...
Karen Dietz's curator insight, December 11, 2012 2:47 PM

Latest update 06/23/13: the video has been viewed over 50 million times, and has just received Grand Prix honors at Cannes! So pay attention here :)

LOL -- I am laughing and now have today's ear worm to deal with from the song on this video!


What an ingenious 3 minute video. Here's the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9S267XXvuo


Now the point I really like that Gabrielle Dolan, the author of this blog post makes, is this: the transporation authority spent the bulk of the time in this video building an emotional connection to the audience before it ever delivers its message. 


And that is exactly what we should be doing with our biz storytelling, as Dolin also says. I agree.


While the video isn't a story, it does contain a great lesson for us all as we continue to hone our storytelling skills.


Enjoy the video!


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

Enid Baines's curator insight, December 12, 2012 7:31 AM

Clever marketing, catchy tune.

Enid Baines's curator insight, January 13, 2013 5:23 PM

Clever video. Now if I could just get rid of the ear worm. Here's the link to the video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJNR2EpS0jw

 

Rescooped by Minna Kilpeläinen from Fun with Art
Scoop.it!

bomomo

bomomo | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
Choose one of the icons at the bottom of the screen, then click or drag on the screen and see what happens. Repeat.

Via Mrs N
more...
No comment yet.