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Storytelling on the Web: The Art of Multi-Screen Narrative

Senongo Akpem
October 09, 2013

Storytelling on the Web: The Art of Multi-Screen Narrative

This updated talk was given at Webvisions Chicago in September 2013. It is about using trans-media and multiple screens to tell stories. I focus primarily on myths, fables, and retellings of traditional tales, but the ideas can apply to al kinds of digital storytelling.

Senongo Akpem

October 09, 2013

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  1. These were our bedtime stories. Tales that haunted our parents

    and made them laugh at the same time. We never understood them until we were fully grown and they became our sole inheritance. -Edwidge Danticat
  2. They can start a revolution on a smartphone, but can’t

    remember to close the lid of a bear-proof garbage bin. -Bear 71
  3. Transmedia storytelling is the ideal aesthetic form for an era

    of collective intelligence. -Henry Jenkins
  4. 1. Divide your story into separate content blocks 2. Offer

    people multiple perspectives 3. Redefine a tradition 4. Design contextual interactions 5. Immerse people in the narrative