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William S. Burroughs on the Art of Cut-up Writing

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In late 1920, the Dadaist writer Tristan Tzara wrote \'dada manifesto on feeble love and bitter love,\' which included a section called \'To Make a Dadaist Poem,\' and it gave these instructions:
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Take a newspaper.
Take some scissors.
Choose from this paper an article of the length you want to make your poem.
Cut out the article.
Next carefully cut out each of the words that makes up this article and put them all in a bag.
Shake gently.
Next take out each cutting one after the other.
Copy conscientiously in the order in which they left the bag.
The poem will resemble you.
And there you are – an infinitely original author of charming sensibility, even though unappreciated by the vulgar herd.

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Decades later, the Beat writer William S. Burroughs took this basic concept and put his own twist on it. Between 1961 and 1964, Burroughs published The Nova Trilogy,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Nova_Trilogy

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... a series of three experimental novels fashioned with his own cut-up method. Often considered his definitive work of cut-up writing, The Soft Machine,

http://books.google.com/books?id=Aei26HlTs_YC&printsec=frontcover&dq=The+Soft+Machine&hl=en&ei=RfNJTvLhLMnniALwz9mtBw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CCoQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false


the first novel in the trilogy, stitched together pages from a series of manuscripts that Burroughs himself wrote between 1953 and 1958.

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You can watch Burroughs demonstrating his cut-up technique above, and forever find this clip in our collection of Cultural Icons,

http://www.openculture.com/cultural_icons

which lets you see great writers, filmmakers, and thinkers talking in their own words.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Group Reading With Google Documents

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A word in your ear: how audio storytelling got sexy

A word in your ear: how audio storytelling got sexy | Online Creative Social Mobile Writing, Storytelling | Scoop.it

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Siobhán McHugh:  "In a cultural milieu dominated by long-form television dramas such as Breaking Bad and Madmen, how has the apparently simple activity of audio storytelling gained such clout?"

Metta's curator insight, December 2, 2013 7:46 AM

visual in terms of visualizing what you hear :)

Evie Mouton's comment, December 7, 2013 1:27 AM
very interesting
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'Salinger' and the Future of Multi-Platform Storytelling

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Ron Mwangaguhunga:  "With the success of the "Salinger" synergistic multiplatform strategy, we take a look at the ways filmmakers are telling stories with games, apps, books, and graphic novels."

Jeni Mawter's curator insight, September 15, 2013 12:49 AM

No going back. Multiple platforms all the way ...

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Story-Making Machines: Meograph

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We are launching a series of conversations with people who make Story-Making Machines for the web. Up first is Misha Leybovich, CEO of Meograph, a tool for "four-dimensional storytelling."
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Narrativas Transmédia: criação de novos cenários educativos

This presentation appears in the context of a PhD research project and has as its object the concept of transmedia storytelling. Constituting a first reflection


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by Eloisa Branco

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Demonstrating the Simplicity of Storytelling

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Lev Kuleshov edited a montage of pictures together to tell three different stories. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gGl3LJ7vHc The Russian  was praised for his film and the actor for the way he was...
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The New Digital Storytelling Series: Katerina Cizek [#Transmedia]

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MIT Open Documentary Lab:  "[Katerina] Cizek is currently the director of the NFB’s HIGHRISE project, exploring new forms and new approaches to content. HIGHRISE is a multi-year, many media series of projects. You can see it at highrise.nfb.ca and her previous project Filmmaker-in-Residence at filmmaker.nfb.ca."


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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, May 12, 2013 12:39 AM

This is the tenth interview in an excellent series on "prominent figures from the world of transmedia."  The series starts with Should Filmmakers Learn to Code over at Filmmaker Magazine and includes interviews with:  Zeega (James Burns, Kara Oehler and Jesse Shapins); Elaine McMillion; Hugues Sweeney; Kamal Sinclair; Mark Harris; Brett Gaylor; Ingrid Kopp; Vivek Bald; Lance Weiler; Katerina Cizek; Fox Harrell; and Caspar Sonnen.

Two Pens's curator insight, May 13, 2013 3:34 PM

Transmedia is a weird term. It's also a new world that incorporates elements of traditional film-making, digital assets, photography, architectural drawings, you name it: all in service to story. It's fun but it 

takes a whip to control all those elements into something that translates into more than the sum of its parts.

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Digital Storytelling « Teaching Teachers

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Digital Storytelling is the intersection between the age- old art of storytelling and access to powerful technology that is easy to learn and use. Stories have been used throughout history and by all cultures to pass on important knowledge. With the advent of flip and phone digital video cameras, easy to use software, web based editing programs, and the Internet we can now tell, capture and disseminate our stories in new ways and to a broader population.

There has never been a better time to tell and capture stories. Through stories we learn about ourselves, each other and about the world we live in. Storytelling can return education to the exciting, mysterious, engaging and multi-generational roots that was used to pass on information for generations before learning was confined to the four walls of a school building.

The information presented here is drawn from an online digital storytelling course I have taught for years. Feel free to re-purpose the content any way that makes sense to you and will broaden the numbers of people telling stories.

The structure of the content:

Storytelling • What is a story? • Components • What is a Telling?
Digital Stories • Definitions • Examples
Process • Script • Storyboard • Planning
Production • Tools • Tips
Post Production • Digitize/Organize •  Editing
Distribution • Reflection

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Pixorial - What's your Story? Create videos and movies

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What's Your Story

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Pixorial is a limitless, simple-to-use service that collects video from people who want to share their lives and experiences.

With just a few clicks or taps, you can effortlessly transform those shared experiences into unique, personal stories.

mariana chiappe's curator insight, April 25, 2013 8:16 AM

Una forma de crear videos!

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The New Digital Storytelling

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Stories, tools, and people

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Seattle Noir is another Twitter-based storytelling project.  Microstorytelling, really, as each bit of story consists of a single Tweet.  Said Tweets combine noir fiction (plot and/or style) with life in Seattle, flagged by the hashtag #SeattleNoir.

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Storytelling Applications for Your Smartphone

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Here’s a handy list of storytelling applications for iOS, Android and other mobile platforms.

Note-taking and writing apps were covered already, but storytelling is not only about creating stories, but also sharing them. What’s even more important, technology allows to tell stories instantly – you can think of them, create and share on one device and in one go.

The greatest thing about such instant stories is that they are catching the mood and emotions you would find extremely difficult to restore afterwards.

Every time you reach for your smartphone, think of it as a way to tell engaging stories and think of you as a storyteller. Here are a couple of applications with which you can reveal the creative part of you.

If you’re using a storytelling app not listed below, please share it in the comments




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discover also: a collections of notetaking apps:
http://www.passwordincorrect.com/2011/06/09/writing-and-note-taking-apps-for-iphone-and-ipad/

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Vittorio Canavese's curator insight, March 23, 2013 1:30 PM

Nonostante la foto, vengono presentati anche strumenti per Android: storytelling con strumenti minimali, alcuni prefigurano nuovi social media.

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Presentation Zen: On the power of speech & telling your own story

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Above: One of the rough drafts Nick sketched of how his visuals would actually appear once he had his story down. A good tip is to make rough sketches of the kind of visuals you want *before* you go searching for images.

A story has exposition, conflict, and resolution. Basic yet important stuff. A story, however, is often as much about a journey of change in one's inner world as it is in the physical world. In this case Nick shows us both. Story is transformation, and this story is a remarkable one. Please share Nick White's presentation if you can. It just may help someone who could use a little inspiration right now.

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The Valuable Links Between Stories and Our Collective Actions

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Story as a catalyst for meaning & purpose.

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In sum, phenomenal states (qualia) have various contextual operations that give the readers of stories or participants in stories special meaning and purpose. You'll notice that the temporal and ethereal states are designated as "intangibles"; I've done this mainly to show that time and attention are fleeting in a media environment that is constantly outpaced by technological and cultural acceleration.

Hence the reason why stories are so important: They literally transcend the channels and the forms through which they are distributed

Stories are "all-consciousness" explained.

Ultimately, I believe that stories and experience design actually go beyond consciousness and into the realm of "all-consciousness"; the idea that stories and their respective experiences give us a contextually rich palette with which to explore our roles in society, but also to inform, reflexively, the values associated with those roles as we evolve as individuals and socially connected networks.

Just imagine the impact that this can and will have on domains like big data, or product development, or governmental policy formation, or even venture investment. Think about this impact on open innovation.

I also believe that this is a linchpin for the collective intelligence movement; namely, that actions sparked by stories and emergent storytelling practices are the real drivers for social change, at a time in our history where operating context and critical thinking are greatly challenged, and are often deemed too complex to make important decisions in a timely manner.

Your thoughts welcome...

How do you use storytelling in this way? Or, how would you like to use it in this way?

My upcoming book with Brendan Howley and Sasha Grujicic will explore these possibilities in great detail, which includes a central use case that demonstrates how applied methods can revitalize whole economies, at scale."

Gunther Sonnenfeld

... His new Book: How a revolution in Storytelling is Transforming Business, Brands and Economies ...

The Big Pivot

http://goonth.posterous.com/pages/a-literacy-of-the-imagination-the-ebook-abstr


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THIS POST HAS MOVED! HERE IS THE NEW LINK: https://designingliteracy.squarespace.com/literacyoftheimagination/the-valuable-links-between-stories-and-our-co 


Ahhh -- really good insights and points here in this article by Gunther Sonnenfeld that expands our typical ways of working with stories in business (transactional storytelling), and how we need to shift to transformational storytelling.


Stories provide meaning and purpose, as the above text says. Even when told for transactional purposes. But there is no reason for organizations not to also claim the higher ground.


This is a thoughtful article that touches on a few fundamental truths about storytelling, and calling us to think/act more deeply about the story work we do.


And I like the visual chart that comes along with it also!


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

Denyse Drummond-Dunn's curator insight, February 2, 2013 4:12 AM

Insightful read that goes deeper on storytelling's appeal.

ratzelster's curator insight, February 2, 2013 9:06 AM

We talk about how to spread our influence and how to build audience for our message.  Story seems to me to be one excellent way for doing that.

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Digital_Storytelling - LiveBinder

Collection of Digital Storytelling resources, projects, and collaborative sites.

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20 tools and apps for digital journalists | Media news | Journalism.co.uk

20 tools and apps for digital journalists | Media news | Journalism.co.uk | Online Creative Social Mobile Writing, Storytelling | Scoop.it
A collection of some of the best storytelling, search and productivity tools and apps for journalists
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Narrativs

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Stories that move us

Description by New Learning Times

 

"Everyone has a Story to Tell
Do you have a story you would like to share? Do you enjoy reading short stories?Narrativs believes that everyone has a story to tell and aims to connect people all over the world through storytelling. Narrativs has created a digital space where aspiring writers can gain support for their work and receive constructive criticism. On the Narrativs website everyone is invited to submit a poem or short story – fiction or non-fiction. The Narrativs editing team provides feedback on the submission and the author is encouraged to make the necessary changes. After the piece goes through the editing process the story is then published on the Narrativs site and readers can rate and write comments in reaction to the story. This new publishing format allows one to learn about the world from many different perspectives by reading this diverse collection of stories.

 

"Social Entrepreneurship 
Narrativs aims to give everyone a voice, not only by creating a platform for writers to share their work, but also by financially supporting non- profit projects that promote literacy. Founder, Rachel Ngoc Anh Bui was inspired to develop Narrativs after listening to a global responsibility-focused speech by the prince of Norway. Narrativs plans to gather the best stories from the site to publish in a book. The money that the book generates will be given to groups that aid education in developing countries. The Narrativs team hopes to inspire others to find ways to develop businesses that make the world a better place. The team has been visiting schools in the United States and motivating students to create businesses that are socially responsible. Narrativs is creating a valuable narrative around both digital authorship and global citizenship."

 


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Margaret Waage's comment, August 31, 2013 1:58 PM
I love this idea because it is true. What I love even more is the idea of sharing narratives because that experience is what connects us to each other.
mtmeme's curator insight, August 31, 2013 3:01 PM

Interesting type of support!

harish magan's comment, September 3, 2013 8:16 AM
It is indeed very powerful and wish to study deep on the subject.
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How To Develop Your Signature Voice -- For Better Storytelling

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People are drawn to and influenced by leaders who communicate authentically, easily and effectively. How do you become one of these leaders?

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, July 23, 2013 9:26 PM

Here is a 60 minute podcast that is really great. I like how the speakers speak slowly but not too slow that you are bored. And the presentation isn't too fast that you are scrambling to take notes.


I curated this because all of us need to develop our signature voice. When you are authentically sharing your stories and connecting with your audience, that is what you are doing -- conveying your signature voice. This is distinct to you.


But what I really like about this podcast is that it focuses on your voice and how to develop it. In addition to the presenters defining 'signature voice', they also define executive presence, debunk a few myths about presence and leadership (like one size fits all), and they talk about specific communication strategies to develop your signature voice.


Better yet, the presenters (Amy Jen Su and Muriel Wilkins) give examples. Yahoo!


And what strikes me as I listed to this is that in coaching leaders in storytelling, we cover all that the presenters go over. Which means that every business, in mastering storytelling, is also mastering leadership and executive presence. And this is a good thing!


This podcast and accompanying slides -- even though they never mention storytelling -- is chock full of great info and tips that you will be able to put into practice. You will be a better storyteller and a better leader!


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

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How interactive technology is transforming storytelling

How interactive technology is transforming storytelling | Online Creative Social Mobile Writing, Storytelling | Scoop.it
New digital tools are making fiction more immersive and improving audience engagement, writes Naomi Alderman

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This is where we are now with storytelling: interesting developments are happening. New tools are being created so fast that it's hard to keep up with them. It's a good time, a fascinating one, and in the end these developments do as much to help us recapture the past of storytelling as to invent their future.

I write serious literary novels – and I write videogames. I'm not alone incombining these two areas of creativity, although from the responses I sometimes get you'd think I'd announced I was a meat-eating vegetarian or a promiscuous celibate. I was lead writer on the groundbreaking alternate reality game Perplex City, and I'm now lead writer and co-creator (with games company Six to Start) of Zombies, Run! – a running game and audio adventure for smartphones. I teach both creative writing anddigital media as a professor at Bath Spa University.

Three things really fascinate me about the new digital writing toolkit: the possibility of increased immersion in a story, the ability to represent choice, and the way the audience can influence the story. I'll take them one by one.

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Nursing Is Storytelling--Are there words of wisdom here for you too?

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This guest post is by nurse Amy Dixon, who blogs at Creative RN, where it was originally posted on April 30. She attended a writing workshop last summer offered by the CHMP’s program in Narrative W...

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, May 11, 2013 4:32 PM

This is an unusual post -- but it also reflects a side of business storyteling that rarely gets mentioned. It's the nitty-gritty side of hearing people share their stories.


All compelling stories are made up of conflict, strife, struggle, trouble and the like. It's not a story without it.


Yet the author here reminds us that it might not always be about happy endings -- and this can be just as powerful.


If our business stories are only about the successes or triumphs, are we in some ways denying parts of the soul that inform our humanity? I certainly have personal stories that don't have happy endings, yet they are still powerful for the lessons I learned that I share with others.


Hmmm -- this is a thought provoking article about storytelling. What do you get from it?


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

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Tools for Using Digital Storytelling in the Classroom

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"I know only one thing about technologies that awaits in the future: We will find ways to tell our stories with them." By Jason Ohler Digital Storytelling is an important 21st century skill we need...
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Beyond the Page: Transmedia Storytelling - Macquarie ICT Innovations Centre

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Cathie Howe:  "With the imminent implementation of the BOS Syllabuses for the new Australian Curriculum English, particularly with a need for teachers to facilitate the ability for students to respond to and compose multimodal and digital texts and, the need to address the ICT capabilities of Literacy, ICT and Critical and Creative thinking, transmedia storytelling could potentially provide an engaging and effective way to meet these elements."


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Jeni Mawter's curator insight, April 28, 2013 10:02 PM

Children and young adults in Australia will embrace the transmedia way of learning.

Julio Vizcarra's curator insight, August 18, 2013 3:05 AM

Transmedia storytelling and education

Annette Cullinan's curator insight, November 7, 2013 12:23 AM

transliteracy

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6 key ingredients to the art of storytelling

6 key ingredients to the art of storytelling | Online Creative Social Mobile Writing, Storytelling | Scoop.it
It seems to me that storytelling should be an intricate part of what we do, and what we teach in schools.
In my first year at university I had the privilege of taking history with proffesor Gunnar Be

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Storytelling for Presentations

Alex Rister: "Storytelling for Presentations" was a short lesson I developed for my online Professional Communication and Presentation course. How do you teach storytelling


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Nedko Aldev's curator insight, May 8, 2013 3:17 AM

add your insight...

 
LucaVanin's curator insight, May 17, 2013 2:42 AM

Trasformar euna presentazione in una storia da raccontare: lo sforzo più complesso!

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Have fun telling your story | An App for digital storytelling

Have fun telling your story | An App for digital storytelling | Online Creative Social Mobile Writing, Storytelling | Scoop.it
Tellagami is a mobile storytelling platform. Create and share a short story in seconds. Download our free app!

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Luca Brigada's comment, March 28, 2013 7:35 AM
good article! Very very interesting :)
ThierryLabro's comment, March 28, 2013 7:39 AM
Yes! I love it and i've found an use for a webmedia!
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FEATURES 
● Mix and match your character & background 
● Record your voice or type a message
● Resize character and place it in the scene 
● Personalize with a photo background 
● Share via Facebook, Twitter, email or SMS 
● View Gami as a web URL on all devices

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Backspaces

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Backspaces is an app for telling stories with photos and words
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