Interviewed in the latest episode of Game Theory with Scott Steinberg (below), Lord Richard Garriott of Britain explains that as far as game narratives may have come, be believes they’re still falling far short of those in books and films. He says,
“I don’t think we’ve yet mastered the techniques of true interactive storytelling.”
Immigrant nannies. Stroll through any residential Manhattan neighborhood and you’ll see these private child-care providers walking hand in hand with their young charges, feeding them, comforting them, taking them to the park. What is life like for these women? New York photographer Ellen Jacob wanted to find out.
Humanity has come a long way since the days of cave living and hunting mammoth. No matter where we traveled, what technology we developed, or how many monuments to the stars and gods we built, we kept one small, vital practice intact. Story telling.
I disagree with the final phrase of the question. Storytelling is most certainly an analytical world. Successful teller must moment-to-moment analyze and study the audience. They must analyze their technique and compare their own to that of other tellers. They must critically and ruthlessly analyze their stories and their performance of them. Without this critical, active, and continuous analysis, the teller is doomed to mediocrity at best.
If you're skeptical about that assertion, consider its source. Bran Ferren, the former president of research and development of Walt Disney Imagineering, told me this ten years ago. Ferren also added that unless an organization operates with that conviction, it's going to be a failure. This was in the early days of our knowledge sharing forums, before we created ASK Magazine as a venue for practitioners to tell their stories. The conversations I had that day taught me that if the Academy was going to increase its impact on the agency, I needed to have the right people sharing the right stories.
Told in the bewildered third person plural, THE FATES WILL FIND THEIR WAY contemplates the disappearance of 16-year-old Nora Lindell one Halloween, from the perspective of the teenaged boys in her life, not only at the time of Nora's likely abduction, but also later in their lives as young married men with children of their own. Their collective guilt at not being able to find Nora and keep her safe leads to magical thinking about the life she may well have found without them.
You have pages of notes, hundreds of photos, and hours of audio and video. Now what? Turning raw material into a cohesive and compelling story is the main challenge for a multimedia journalist. Often we have a sense that there is a story buried in there somewhere if we can just locate the essential elements and fashion them in narrative. As a teacher, I’m always looking for ways to help my students identify the building blocks of a story.
Imagine starting a photo series over 30 years ago. Imagine the patience it requires in finding an authentic and powerful street moment. That is the abbreviated story of Richard Nagler, a man who spent days finding poignant words in isolation then waited for a lone individual to pass by. It couldn't just be any person, however, that stranger had to breathe life into that word, creating a story out of a split-second moment.
Read the story from one iOS device while your child looks and listens on another.
Peter Rabbit: Buddy Edition is the classic Beatrix Potter tale brought to life and made all the more interesting with the implementation of Sideways’ Buddy Reading System. The Buddy Reading System uses Game Center to connect two devices for audio communication. What this means for parents and their children is that you can read the storybook with your child even when you aren’t there.
Before we developed written languages, storytelling allowed us to pass down our history and knowledge from one generation to the next. Even today, storytelling remains a powerful medium. A well-told story with a meaningful message is easier to remember, internalize and share. Earlier today I chatted with fellow knowledge management (KM) colleagues at KMers.org on the subject of corporate storytelling and knowledge management, and I promised to share my storytelling story.
One of my favorite results that we’ve discovered so far is based on a study that just came out by a local educator in a PhD program at the University of Washington. The study found a correlation between kids’ ability to program and to write, to create narrative. He has a theory that when you’re designing a video game you have to understand the points of view of many different characters. You have to think about what the user can and can’t see.
A storyteller is more than a teller of tales. Storytellers are entertainers, teachers and healers with a long spiritual tradition. To be true to this tradition requires ongoing renewal and inspiration.
The International School of Storytelling, founded in 1994, is the longest running centre of its kind where the craft of the storyteller is practiced and honoured. Here stories come alive and serve performers, healers, teachers, the business world, the environment and the wider community.
Selling is all about telling a story that’s relevant to the person you’re telling it to, but at the same time creates an emotional impact or connection. If you look closely at the paragraphs above, you’ll notice that the stories involve the interviewer directly. It may not make the person buy whatever you’re selling directly, but it might make people pay more attention to whatever your saying.
No, I don’t mean movies, or television, or that novel you’re reading, or that game you’re playing.
I mean you, me, and the falafel vendor on the corner, we all are the givers and receivers of stories. We tell stories, and they are told to us in return. This is a primitive, critical need inside us hairless monkeys: it’s why we painted stories on cave walls about punching antelope, it’s why we sat (and still sit) around campfires and tell stories about how the gods created microwave ovens or how Betty Sue McGooligan was cut apart by the serial killer with the hook for a head. It’s why when we get together with our wives or our friends or even our children our first impulse is to tell stories.
My day-to-day job is as Last.fm’s Data Griot. The ‘data’ part of that isn’t so important; we have scientists who work with the algorithms at the heart of Last.fm and I don’t get hands-on with numbers. The ‘Griot’ part is though. Griot basically means storyteller; my job is to turn Last.fm’s numbers into stories that say something about the pop-culture they’re a part of.
This is it: you can’t learn storytelling through reading books, articles, blogs or tweets. You need to tell stories to people face-to-face for years, say around 7-10 years before you can even call yourself a storyteller, there is no quick-fix, there are no express-benefits. Being a true storyteller and extracting the human glory of this magnificent art is a way of life, a walk, not a trend, not the next big thing.
His story – not just his spiritual journey, but his willingness to share it with others in order to bring about social change – is a potent example of the power of storytelling in support of social change. It’s what we call “The Parable Effect.”
Storytelling and how it brings your presentation to life.
You might look at the girl in the image and ask yourself: “What’s her story?”. Without words to give us the answers, we are left to fill in the gaps ourselves. As a storytelling experience, the relationship between the content and the graphics is very important. They are totally interdependent. Neither the words nor the graphics should live without each other.
Based on a true legend of the famous unsolved code. The film contains 16 hidden messages that hold clues to the characters' secrets. Eight are fairly easy requiring only a close eye. Six are moderately difficult using various encryption methods. Two are extremely difficult requiring a genius mind to decrypt.
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.