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Photographing a 45-Foot-Long Whale

Photographing a 45-Foot-Long Whale | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
It’s always fun listening to photographers recount once-in-a-lifetime experiences that lead to once-in-a-lifetime photographs. In this short National Geographic video, photographer Brian Skerry describes what it was like to get up close and personal with a 45-foot-long whale. We only wish there was a little video to go along with his wonderful storytelling!
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it don’t cost nuthin’ to be nice… - Audience-Centric Storytelling

it don’t cost nuthin’ to be nice… - Audience-Centric Storytelling | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
At a Touchdown Club meeting many years ago, Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant told the following story: 
 
I had just been named the new head coach at Alabama and was off in my old car down in South Alabama recruiting a prospect who was supposed to have been a pretty good player, and I was having trouble finding the place.
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Mother-daughter strippers teach new reporter about scene setting - Poynter.

Mother-daughter strippers teach new reporter about scene setting - Poynter. | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
Tamara: I’m Catholic. I kept imagining my Lebanese mother’s horror upon hearing of her daughter’s sleazy reporting adventure. I wanted to tell a good story, but my morals got in the way. Whenever I saw boobs, I saw Judgment Day.
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Africa to Australia

Africa to Australia | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
Africa to Australia is an SBS interactive documentary that tells the stories of African migrants to Australia; it uses video, photography and text to share views about immigration, racism, family and the struggle to belong in a new place.
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Are You Damaging Yourself With Stories? - Men with Pens

Are You Damaging Yourself With Stories? - Men with Pens | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
Stories make us laugh. Some make us cry. Some are so powerful they change us forever. But did you know that your story might be harming you?
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The 21st Century Creative: The Secret Weapon of an Innovation Junkie

The 21st Century Creative: The Secret Weapon of an Innovation Junkie | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
First of all, a little context for this discussion that will make sense further on:

"Story is about respect, not disdain, for the audience."
- Robert McKee

So let's jump right into it. Although this post will be a condensed version of my talk, here are three questions I hope to answer:
Why is storytelling crucial to innovation?
Why are stories essential to brands?
How will strategic storytelling drive 21st Century business?
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Healing Through Storytelling

Healing Through Storytelling | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
Listening to personal narratives helped control high blood pressure as effectively as the addition of more medications.
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DARPA Seeks to Understand Storytelling; Weaponized Dr. Seuss Imminent

DARPA Seeks to Understand Storytelling; Weaponized Dr. Seuss Imminent | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
It's easy to say that of the all the organs that make up the Military Industrial Complex, none is more genuinely beloved than the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA. While some of that admiration comes, no doubt, from their zany proposals, far more comes from the fact that they actually get stuff done -- like inventing the Internet. So it is quite interesting to see that DARPA is looking to learn more about the biological and literary processes behind story-telling in a project called Stories, Neuroscience and Experimental Technologies (STORyNET).
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Gifts as Storires

Gifts as Storires | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
All of us wonder about life—why is the sky blue, why does the sun come up in the east, why do we have different colors of hair? The list is endless. Before written language, explanations for these natural phenomena were told in stories. This explanatory aspect of storytelling makes it a wonderful teaching tool. Stories can be used to identify unfamiliar terms, new ideas, present culture, and in myriad other ways. With no tools other than the imagination, we can instruct and entertain for hours through the art of telling and teaching stories.
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Code Meets Storytelling in iPhone App Machine #69

Code Meets Storytelling in iPhone App Machine #69 | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
What do you do if you can’t finish your novel?   Make an iPhone app.   Writer Mark Wernham, author of the mystery novel-in-progress, Jefferson Greenspan Saves the World? partnered with chip tune musician Matthew C. Applegate (Pixelh8) to develop Machine #69, a collaborative story app that features photos by the author, narration by voiceover artist Dan Russell, and music by Jack Dangers of Meat Beat Manifesto and Devo’s Mark Mothersbaugh. There’s even an “old” radio interview with the author.   Mark Wernham plunges you into the middle of the action, introducing a time-traveling salesman, Jefferson Greenspan – who’s on ...
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AdviceToWriters - It's Your Duty to Lie

AdviceToWriters - It's Your Duty to Lie | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
Telling a story straight from real life is only being a reporter, not a creator. You have to make your story bigger, better, more magical, more meaningful than life is, no matter how special or wonderful in real life the moment may have been.
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Cool Water - Willow Books

Cool Water - Willow Books | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
Cool Water is elegantly written, with the deceptively simple storytelling style neatly bringing together diverse tales with considerable insight into the human condition. Once begun, Cool Water is hard to put down as you become wrapped up in the lives of Juliet’s citizens. This novel is a worthy award-recipient and recommended as a memorable read.
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Collaborative Storytelling and the Storymaker Experience

Collaborative Storytelling and the Storymaker Experience | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
From its first inception, Creative Collaboration has been at the core of the Storymaker experience. The first-time user is invited to explore scenes that link together to form a number of possible stories in a “web” of tales. From the very start, we develop a sense of belonging and meaningful interaction with this web.
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UP THE CREEK - Crossing Cultures, Genders; Transcending History

UP THE CREEK - Crossing Cultures, Genders; Transcending History | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
In the spring and summer of 2006, Executive Editor Kim Nagy and I interviewed a group of scientists, architects, artists and writers who had gathered to create installations representing their work in an interactive park called Quark Park on a vacant lot in the heart of Princeton, New Jersey. One of the participants was molecular biologist Paul Schimmel whose work was cited by Nature Magazine as one of the developments that launched the Human Genome project.
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Marketing as Storytelling (Deus Ex Machinatio)

Marketing as Storytelling (Deus Ex Machinatio) | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
Imported from Detroit was an advertisement. It was meant to sell cars. And yet it spoke to me on a deep emotional level, the way the very best films and novels do. --And given the public reaction, I don't think it's just because I'm from a town outside of Detroit, and I've stood in many of those places on my own two feet.
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Compelling business stories, a lesson from Ira Glass

Compelling business stories, a lesson from Ira Glass | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
This struck me right between the eyes, since it is structure we used in Groundswell and Empowered. We tell a story, then we dolly back for the long view, and tell you what it means, how to interpret it. Many business books tell stories. Many have insights. But the ones that tell the story well, then layer the insight on top, are the ones you remember. So if you want to write a good business book, just copy that.
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Social media and storytelling for hotels - Daniel Edward Craig

Social media and storytelling for hotels - Daniel Edward Craig | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
Surprisingly, it’s the storytelling skills I’ve developed as a novelist that have helped me most as a hotelier. Hoteliers are natural storytellers. We can often be spotted at social gatherings regaling crowds with tales of impossible guests and improbable situations, all the while carefully editing details to ensure discretion and inflate our importance.
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Whisky, Haggis & Storytelling at a Burns Supper in Edinburgh - GranTourismo!

Whisky, Haggis & Storytelling at a Burns Supper in Edinburgh - GranTourismo! | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
Our stay in Edinburgh coincided with the birthday of Scotland’s beloved poet Robert Burns, on 25 January, when Burns Suppers are held around the country.
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The Art of Storytelling - Hans Rosling and the Joy of Stats - Presentation Advisors

The Art of Storytelling - Hans Rosling and the Joy of Stats - Presentation Advisors | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
It’s nothing new to praise Hans Rosling for his amazing ability to craft an engaging story around [gasp] statistics. Garr Reynolds has repeatedly written about his talents, and a Google search for “Hans Rosling” brings his TED profile before his Wikipedia profile, simply because of how popular his TED presentations have become.
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How to Create a Great PowerPoint Presentation

How to Create a Great PowerPoint Presentation | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
Are you guilty of information overload? Do you abuse Clip Art? Here, the experts weigh in on how to create a pitch-perfect PowerPoint presentation.
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Transmedia Storytelling: The Psychological Power of Story - Media Psychology Matters

Transmedia Storytelling: The Psychological Power of Story - Media Psychology Matters | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
In spite of all the excitement, however, the human brain has been on a slower evolutionary trajectory than the technology. Our brains still respond to content by looking for the story to make sense out of the experience. No matter what the technology, the meaning starts in the brain. The transmedia producer may get the credit line, but the success of the transmedia effort rests on the resonance, authenticity, and richness created by the storyteller.
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Storytelling at it's best - Flip Flip Me Heidi

Storytelling at it's best - Flip Flip Me Heidi | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
A haunting creativity of self portraits, by Alex Stoddard.
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Part V of FIVE EASY PIECES: Nurturing Holistic Media Ecosystems

Part V of FIVE EASY PIECES: Nurturing Holistic Media Ecosystems | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
The last four posts examined the rubrics of curation, exploring different functional dynamics that head towards an understanding of how media can affect business. Clearly, there is a powerful notion in using stories to not only change business, but to change or shift cultural perceptions and associated behaviors. Journalism will continue to play a significant hand in this; just today AOL announced its acquisition of The Huffington Post, to which Arianna Huffington stated that the goal was to stay on “... The cutting edge of creating news that is social...”
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Movies that play fast and loose with the facts - The National

Movies that play fast and loose with the facts - The National | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
Last week, Christopher Hitchens called it a "gross falsification of history" in Slate magazine, saving most of his ire for the way Churchill is portrayed as a friend of "Bertie", counselling him to take over during the abdication crisis which is at the centre of the film. In fact, Churchill was a close ally of his brother Edward VIII, whom Hitchens refers to as a "pro-Nazi playboy".

Do such inaccuracies matter? After all, nobody is seriously suggesting The King's Speech is a documentary, and the reason it works so well is the great drama. The reaction of cinema audiences around the world has been to burst into spontaneous rounds of applause when the credits roll: proof enough that any artistic licence on the part of the scriptwriters has built a strong, believable bond between the film's two main characters. In the end, it's a story about overcoming personal difficulty rather than a royalist period drama.
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Crystals of the Colossus: Storytelling Through Graffiti

Crystals of the Colossus: Storytelling Through Graffiti | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
Starting next week, Australian street artist Shida will have his solo exhibition “Crystals of the Colossus” presented at the Until Never art gallery in Melbourne. The artist, known for his fantasy and mystic-themed work, will be showcased till February 26th.
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