It’s a combination of wanting a change personally and of feeling like I’ve hit a wall in my development that I don’t know how to break through. The tyranny of narrative is beginning to frustrate me, or at least narrative as we’re currently defining it. I’m convinced there’s a new grammar out there somewhere. But that could just be my form of theism.
Ah man, this is a beautiful must-watch on storytelling from Ken Burns himself.
A must-watch for anyone involved in storytelling on the web. Don’t just watch - take notes!
‘Surprise’ the only genuine requirement in narrative storytelling says Amy. I’m in total agreement however these themes, although relevant and important in todays connected world, are not new. Shakespeare was demonstrating exactly the same principle and his narrativer arc has been the basis for many a blockbuster.
Compelling cues have also been the rock of storytelling in all genre; news, drama, comedy etc but why should we drop them just because the web provides extra capability or interactivity. And why, if these elements are key to our experience do we perceive them as a lower form task i.e. a job for the ‘web monkey’
What’s really interesting here is the cue and the reward relationship and what makes people ‘care’. A brilliant watch.
Beyond the “Like” Button: Digitally Addictive Storytelling and the Brain
Her presentation discusses the brain and its relationship to immediate news. As a writer who crafts the online narrative of a story at the time the idea is conceived, she is uniquely skilled to speak to the power of social media in the news.
Cracking post from Tucker Walsh at The Digital Naturalist here, based on Andrew Stanton’s excellent TED Talk on storytelling.
Work in Progress: Storytelling book
The storytelling book project is really starting to gain form. I’ve been designing the launch website this week, and starting to assemble elements for the book itself.
Best of all, copy is starting to come in from all the different contributors involved - and it’s superb.
I’m very excited about getting this published - I think it’s going to be hugely useful, thanks to so many excellent contributors.