What Storytelling means to me at the start of ds106

What do I associate with the word storytelling?

  • history and the future
  • reflection of an event or time looked at thru heart and soul
  • colors, textures, voices, music – whether it is actual or in words
  • tales to explain to others visions and beliefs
  • humor
  • people I know, want to know, or really don’t know at all

Storytelling is an art work and a medium that communicates to others ideas, feelings, and possibilities in a way that engages the senses and emotions.

There are a few individuals who made storytelling memorable to me. My Dad and my father-in-law. Both were able to captivate and hold interest as they would tell stories of family and life. They both created their own stories and built them from their own experiences rather than just being good narrators of other’s stories.

When you add digital to storytelling it captures those stories as well as adds visuals, sound, and messages that words alone can not. Digital allows sharing to more people. Oral history and great storytellers of long ago are memories – but we do not have their gifts to pass on to others. With digital stories sharing is exponential.

First Digital Story

Getting started in DS106 Open Course and need to create a post to register the blog.

So in getting a piece of content published to get started I offer this……..

This is the first digital story I ever published to the world. I created it during a workshop – although this is actually the version I re-did on the day I got home from the workshop. Two reasons for the do over: 1) I didn’t have enough time in the class to put some final tweaks I wanted in. 2) I wanted to apply my new learned skills on my own equipment as soon as possible so I could retain some of them!

Still working on the blog set up itself. Will be replacing the default photos with my own creations and of course look at how to incorporate widgets that connect with others on the journey.

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