Weekly roundup: Innovations in online storytelling
FABULOUS NEW INTERACTIVE WEB DOCUMENTARY: “Los pregoneros de Medellín” is a fantastically entertaining online doc about the singing street vendors of the city of Medellín, Colombia. You scroll through the streets of Medellín using your mouse, listening to the sounds, and click on vendors to watch video stories about them. Fun, gorgeous storytelling. Could this kind of multimedia project be used for social change? You bet. Regardless, it’s fun, gorgeous storytelling. Hat tip to the Future of Storytelling blog, where I learned about it.
APPLICATIONS NOW ACCEPTED FOR COLUMBIA’S ONLINE STORY LAB: “Sherlock Holmes and the Internet of Things” is a massive online/offline collaboration to reinvent the world of Sherlock Holmes. It’s a project of the Columbia Digital Storytelling Lab, which is now accepting applications for the 250 slots for participants. The application deadline is June 30th, and the collaboration runs from 10 weeks, from August 18 to October 27. The process involves “lectures, teamwork and project based learning that explores the future of storytelling.” Learn more and apply on the project website!