We are invited to speak at the 5th International Digital Storytelling Conference in Turkey here in may, and you can see the whole program as an pdf here. We will present our project: ´My Family´on Skype´– about transnationality and using Digital Storytelling and Skype.
Digital StoryLab will attend this year International Conference in Obidos, Portugal .
Tomorrow I am flying to meet Joe Lambert, Simon Stromberg, Lisa Jones and all the other great people working with digital storytelling.
The one day International Conference will be organized to in two sections, with panel discussions followed by questions. The morning panel will address applications of digital storytelling in service to various communities including youth, immigrants, small towns, and healthcare. The afternoon panel will focus on innovations in digital storytelling form and its connection to broadcast, mobile technology, and Web 2.0 applications. The conference will hold a pre-reception on Friday, June 26, and an evening screening festival of digital stories from around the world.
Right now, I would love to be a Ph.d. student in the DREAM research consortium, since John Hartley will be giving a speak about Digital content creation: educational options and challenges on the second international DREAM conference (a conference for Ph.D students only).
John Hartley is the keynote speaker on the DREAM conference: Digital Content Creation: Creativity, Competence, Critique. I just love the title: Digital-Content-Creation. That is exactly what digital storytelling is about. To create content on computers or other digital devices, to obtain digital competences and to unfold a sceptical view on media content, publisher and consumers.
John Hartley is a well-reputed professor from the Queensland University of Technology. He is among the pioneers of media and cultural studies, and have published 16 books about how new media make impact on the cultural and historical institutions in our society.
The conference is to be held the 18-20 September 2008, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark.
To read more about the conference, please visit dreamconference.dk