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Exploration of the new era in human history marked by invention of the Internet
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How to Tell Stories with Numbers

How to Tell Stories with Numbers | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
A guide to using the techniques of data mining and data journalism to create compelling, original content in the form of data visualizations


Jim Lerman's insight:

Quite a valuable primer for how to locate, manage, display, and understand data. Lots of excellent links. Do not miss this.


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Carlos Silva's curator insight, September 16, 2015 10:40 AM

añada su visión ...

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, September 16, 2015 1:20 PM

#BigData #Numbers #Analytics #ContentMarketing

Sarah McElrath's curator insight, September 16, 2015 2:04 PM

Unless the data tells a story, no one cares.

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The Future Of Storytelling (Free MOOC) ~ iversity

The Future Of Storytelling (Free MOOC) ~ iversity | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

"Together with a whole network of media researchers, creators and students we will:
- learn storytelling basics such as antagonist/protagonist relationships, narrative/narrated time, ...
- have a look at exciting current media projects
- analyze how they are designed and executed based on aforementioned basics
- and discuss how (and if) new online tools and formats change the way stories are told and perceived.

The 8-chapter course starts on October 25th, 2013 and ends on December 20th, 2013.

It will offer weekly video material, lessons, interviews and tasks on the following topics (not necessarily in this order):
- storytelling basics
- serial formats (on the TV, web and beyond)
- storytelling in role-playing games
- interactive storytelling in video games
- transmedia storytelling
- alternate-reality gaming
- augmented reality and location-based storytelling
- the role of tools, interfaces and information architectures in current storytelling.

Our first Storytelling-MOOC will focus on fictional formats.


"Our goal is to inspire and help understand. To broaden our horizon of what is and might be possible and what has already been attempted, and what has succeeded or even failed - and why.
In several little tasks you'll analyze and practice storytelling on your own and in teams."

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Jim Lerman's curator insight, September 15, 2013 8:17 PM

This MOOC will be led by a team based at the University of Potsdam, Germany

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A Crash Course On How Mobile Apps Are Changing Storytelling

A Crash Course On How Mobile Apps Are Changing Storytelling | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, July 18, 2013 2:25 AM

Michelle Lhooq:  'The increased predominance of mobile devices—not to mention our clingy dependence on them—has sparked a boom of ambitious apps for phones and tablets that are case studies for storytelling in the “digital age.”'

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Willem Dafoe, Ellen Page star in interactive game

Willem Dafoe, Ellen Page star in interactive game | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

Karl Quinn:  "David Cage doesn't think he's captured the future of storytelling, but he's pretty confident he's seen a glimpse of it" ...


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Andrea Rossi's curator insight, October 3, 2013 3:58 AM

''I'm trying to explore different types of emotions, in continuing to explore this strange relationship that the game can establish with a player that is very different to the relationship between a film and an audience,'' he says. ''When you watch a film you are passive, you cannot change what is going on, but when you play an interactive game you become an actor, you can actually change the story. This is really fascinating."

RainboWillis's curator insight, October 3, 2013 1:26 PM

I've played some of these interactive, narrative type games, and have even found myself emotionally moved by some of them (The Walking Dead games, Heavy Rain, etc.). It is an interesting medium, burdened under the historical disregard of choose-your-own-adventure stories. I, myself, can't entirely cast aside my own skepticism, but this will be a game that I will wait to see. 

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This Will Be The #1 Business Skill Of The Next 5 Years | Linked In

This Will Be The #1 Business Skill Of The Next 5 Years | Linked In | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

by Shane Snow

 

"Every few minutes, a new buzzword rips through the business world, skids, gets a few quick books written on it, and ends up in a pile of tired terms next to "synergy." Today, one of the biggest corporate buzzwords is "storytelling." Marketers are obsessed with storytelling, and conference panels on the subject lately have fewer empty seats than a Bieber concert.

 

"Funny thing is, storytelling has been the buzzword off and on since advertising became a thing. It's always coming out of the buzzword pile because, at the end of the day, it's a timeless skill. Stories have been an essential driver of change throughout human history. For good and for ill.

 

"And now more than ever, businesses, workers, and leaders have opportunities to stand out, spread messages, and make change through storytelling.

 

"Good stories surprise us. They have compelling characters. They make us think, make us feel. They stick in our minds and help us remember ideas and concepts in a way that numbers and text on a slide with a bar graph don't."

Jim Lerman's insight:

#1 skill not just in business, but just about every form of communication.

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