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Ever Wanted to Live Inside a David Cronenberg Film? Now You Can With His New Project at TIFF

Ever Wanted to Live Inside a David Cronenberg Film? Now You Can With His New Project at TIFF | Living Story | Scoop.it
David Cronenberg's films are dark, twisted, and absolutely riveting, but would you want to live inside one?

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The many dimensions of story and how it affects our lives.
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Banksy’s ‘Dismaland’ in England: It’s a Strange World, After All

Banksy’s ‘Dismaland’ in England: It’s a Strange World, After All | Living Story | Scoop.it
“Dismaland,” a satirical take on a theme park created by the artist Banksy, features grumpy guards, funereal theme park games and works by about 60 artists.
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Art, satire, and large canvas storytelling - brilliant!

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The Modern Noir Has Atrophied (and It’s Not All True Detective’s Fault)

The Modern Noir Has Atrophied (and It’s Not All True Detective’s Fault) | Living Story | Scoop.it
All style and no substance.
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Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Survivors Pass Their Stories to a New Generation

Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Survivors Pass Their Stories to a New Generation | Living Story | Scoop.it

The denshosha have an authority that comes with the survivor’s blessing to be “heirs” to their stories... and a mandate to keep finding audiences. Survivors often visit schools, for instance, something denshosha could do in their place.

'It’s a very interesting experiment in forming and preserving collective memories,' Professor Kawanishi said."

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I find the concept of a denshosha -- a designated transmitter of someone's memories after they're gone -- intriguing, and the questions it raises about remembering and forgetting fascinating.

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In ‘Game of Thrones’ Finale, a Breakdown in Storytelling

In ‘Game of Thrones’ Finale, a Breakdown in Storytelling | Living Story | Scoop.it
The show has substituted sensation for imagination.
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I'm well behind on my GoT viewing so I can't say whether I agree or not. Nevertheless, I found this to be an interesting read.

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Biz Storytelling: 8 Classic structures to use

Biz Storytelling: 8 Classic structures to use | Living Story | Scoop.it
A good public speaker takes their audience on a journey, leaving them feeling inspired and motivated. But structuring your speech to get your ideas across and keep your audience engaged all the way through is tricky. Try these eight storytelling techniques for a presentation that wows.

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This is one of the best articles on business stories I've read in a long time. The author not only explains different story structures, she indicates when to use them and includes video examples for each structure. Enjoy! 

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Ffion Lindsay at Sparkol does another terrific job putting together 8 story structures any business can use, then gives us examples for each. Better yet, for each structure she shares with us what situations they are good for. Yay!


If you are looking to refresh your stories and just want to play with sharing your stories in different ways -- or are stuck not knowing how to tell one of your stories -- then grab this article.


If you use these other structures, you won't get stuck in the monomyth of the hero (a good thing).


Monomyth dangers

I have noticed one piece of language changing, however. That is the word "Monomyth". Mono means one or alone. Mono + myth means one myth. Joseph Campbell coined this term to refer to the Hero's story as the one all encompassing archetype for narratives. From there it morphed into also meaning a narrative common to all people. But it has a stranglehold on our storytelling, as if there are no other kinds of stories to tell.


Now the word is being used without question. Make sure you listen to the video in this article by Chimamanda Adichie on The Danger Of A Single Story.


The monomyth of the hero's journey is eclipsing other kinds of stories to tell. In the mad rush for business storytelling, the hero's journey is often touted as the only story to pay attention to. Stories of community, origin stories, how we do things, cautionary tales, and the like are neglected, but we are starving for them.


Anyway, enjoy playing with these structures and well done Ffion!


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

Julie Jensen's curator insight, August 4, 5:05 PM

Ffion Lindsay at Sparkol does another terrific job putting together 8 story structures any business can use, then gives us examples for each. Better yet, for each structure she shares with us what situations they are good for. Yay!

 

If you are looking to refresh your stories and just want to play with sharing your stories in different ways -- or are stuck not knowing how to tell one of your stories -- then grab this article.

 

If you use these other structures, you won't get stuck in the monomyth of the hero (a good thing).

 

Monomyth dangers

I have noticed one piece of language changing, however. That is the word "Monomyth". Mono means one or alone. Mono + myth means one myth. Joseph Campbell coined this term to refer to the Hero's story as the one all encompassing archetype for narratives. From there it morphed into also meaning a narrative common to all people. But it has a stranglehold on our storytelling, as if there are no other kinds of stories to tell.

 

Now the word is being used without question. Make sure you listen to the video in this article by Chimamanda Adichie on The Danger Of A Single Story.

 

The monomyth of the hero's journey is eclipsing other kinds of stories to tell. In the mad rush for business storytelling, the hero's journey is often touted as the only story to pay attention to. Stories of community, origin stories, how we do things, cautionary tales, and the like are neglected, but we are starving for them.

 

Anyway, enjoy playing with these structures and well done Ffion!

 

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

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The French revolution - TBI Vision

The French revolution - TBI Vision | Living Story | Scoop.it
French drama series are attracting the type of attention that made Israel and Scandinavia so hot, largely thanks to Canal+’s originals. But has local fare really changed, asks Pascale Paoli-Lebailly “We still are at the beginning of the French wave of drama series and primetime drama,” says Pascal Breton, founder…

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“French drama draws its strength from realism and very good pitches; it now has its own voice, like Scandinavian drama,” says one veteran French producer. 

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Five advertising campaigns that are leveraging the latest in digital storytelling - Storybench

Five advertising campaigns that are leveraging the latest in digital storytelling - Storybench | Living Story | Scoop.it
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Ricky & Doris: An Unconventional Friendship in New York City. With Puppets! - YouTube

Ricky Syers is an off-beat 50 year old street performer who found his calling as a puppeteer after a lifetime of manual labor. While performing in New York C...
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A sweet story of creativity and friendship because we all need those from time to time.

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Identity Story

Identity Story | Living Story | Scoop.it

"Like the Greeks with their defiant oxi!, we all have a need to recognize ourselves in our stories."

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My latest musings on the Greek crisis and our stories of identity.

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The secret to making a better TV show: skip the first season

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"One of the most important decisions every storyteller must make is when to enter the story, when to start the telling."

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The 3 levels on the spectrum of interactive storytelling

The 3 levels on the spectrum of interactive storytelling | Living Story | Scoop.it
Interactive media lecturer Sandra Gaudenzi shared her theory of balancing audience agency with authorship at the CIJ Summer Conference today, and gave examples of stories across the spectrum

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How we created an immersive Street Walk Experience with a GoPro and Javascript — Medium

How we created an immersive Street Walk Experience with a GoPro and Javascript — Medium | Living Story | Scoop.it
Sharing back the making of the web-documentary Pregoneros de Medellín (Colombia)
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Lance Weiler’s must-read story about the future of storytelling

The founder of Columbia University's Digital Storytelling Lab gives us an inside look at his work at the University and how the Lab is designing stories for the 21st Century.
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How Reaction Shots Can Take Your Visual Storytelling to the Next Level

How Reaction Shots Can Take Your Visual Storytelling to the Next Level | Living Story | Scoop.it

As filmmakers, we have an arsenal of visual storytelling tools at our disposal. Chief among them, the reaction shot.

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The dangers of auteur TV: How “True Detective” went from critical darling to laughingstock

The dangers of auteur TV: How “True Detective” went from critical darling to laughingstock | Living Story | Scoop.it
A single strong vision can be a wonderful thing for a show — or it can be its downfall
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Favorite quote: The problem with auteurism is that sometimes you get, say, “Taxi Driver” or “The Godfather.” And sometimes you get “Heaven’s Gate” or “The Bonfire of the Vanities.”

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92 short animated films by students of top French school Gobelins

92 short animated films by students of top French school Gobelins | Living Story | Scoop.it
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A YouTube compilation of 92 short films produced by the Gobelins school of digital communication and interactive design since 1999 and created for the Annecy animated film festival. Enjoy!

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Welcome to Sherlock Holmes & the Internet of Things

Welcome to Sherlock Holmes & the Internet of Things - Sherlock Holmes & the Internet of Things - Medium

Welcome to Sherlock Holmes & the Internet of Things, a prototype of the Columbia Digital Storytelling Lab that experiments with shifts in authorship and ownership of stories while exploring the ethical and political implications of IoT (Internet of Things)."

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Excited to be producing the Paris meetups and events around this project. 

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Repetition, Revision and Gaming the Storytelling System

Repetition, Revision and Gaming the Storytelling System | Living Story | Scoop.it
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Virtual reality offers the ability to enter a narrative world again and again, exploring it from every angle. That in turn is giving rise to new story structures.

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Road Trip: 4 Roads For Your Protagonist to Take

Road Trip: 4 Roads For Your Protagonist to Take | Living Story | Scoop.it

Road trip movies have long been popular with audiences, perhaps because their design usually gives our main characters a clear external goal as well as a path for getting there. Here are four popular roads that writers have utilized in crafting their stories.

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The road trip and the shape of stories.

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Le Petit Chef - YouTube

In our newest mapping project, a miniature chef turns your plate into a projected grill. Bon appétit!

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Revel in the Physical: Ayoka Chenzira at TEDxPeachtree

Revel in the Physical: Ayoka Chenzira at TEDxPeachtree | Living Story | Scoop.it

Exploration of the value and meaning in physical objects despite an increasingly digital world through art that combines material objects with digital environments."

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Ayoka Chenzira:

"Stuff has history, it has a meaning…. If you ask people to talk about themselves, they don't know where to start, where the entry point is. But if you say to them, "Can you tell me about that object on the counter?", suddenly the narratives come pouring out."

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Greek ‘No’ May Have Its Roots in Heroic Myths and Real Resistance

Greek ‘No’ May Have Its Roots in Heroic Myths and Real Resistance | Living Story | Scoop.it
Experts and analysts say the vote sprang from a deep cultural and historical strain of defiance in apparently hopeless situations, honed over centuries.
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Watching with fascination as the story of Greece unfolds. 


Nick Malkoutzis' insight:

“It is true that deep in the Greek psyche is the idea of glorious resistance against all odds... such moments are written into the conscience of every Greek.”


Yep, I can vouch for that.

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Technology and The Evolution of Storytelling — ART & SCIENCE — Medium

Technology and The Evolution of Storytelling - ART & SCIENCE - Medium
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John Lasseter:

"We focused on the story and hiding the technology."

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3 Reasons Why Beau Willimon (House of Cards) Looks For Playwrights to Staff His Writers' Room

3 Reasons Why Beau Willimon (House of Cards) Looks For Playwrights to Staff His Writers' Room | Living Story | Scoop.it
Beau Willimon has followed an unconventional path, a painter turned playwright and then screenwriter, he currently is the Showrunner of House of Cards, one of the first shows created within the dis...
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Recycled Disney footage [video]

Recycled Disney footage [video] | Living Story | Scoop.it
Movie Munchies.
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I think we've all noticed the similarities revealed in these clips. Always fun to revisit, though!

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