Category Archives: digitalstorytelling

More digital storytelling via Cowbird

I’m fond of the Cowbird digital storytelling platform.  It’s very easy to use, and does some nice magic with photos. Here’s a little story I made this afternoon, concerning autumn on our homestead: Cowbird is filled with creative work from … Continue reading

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A multimedia story about Russian life

The New York Times has been developing a fine form of digital storytelling.  It’s a kind of journalism that uses a mix of maps, visualizations, images, video, and text to explore a topic in depth.  “The Russia Left Behind” is … Continue reading

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Podcasts I’m listening to

Podcasts are a thriving, powerful, yet underappreciated sector of digital media.  Here’s a list of some of the podcasts I currently listen to for my work and/or entertainment, broken down by rough categories: history and culture, education, technology and science, … Continue reading

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Surprised by a bear

Sometimes homesteading can be exciting.

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Storytelling by Twitter: Soderbergh

People have been using Twitter to tell stories for several years. Steven Soderbergh is the latest creator to tweet a tale, a crime novella called “Glue.” You can follow “Glue” through Soderbergh’s Twitter feed, or read this Storify of its first chapter. [View … Continue reading

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Storytelling by Twitter: one last tweet

In addition to famous last words, we now have “famous last Twitter updates”.  The Tweet Hereafter collects these tweets, pairing them with information about the author’s death and life. Each of these are tiny stories, loaded with meaning in the terminal … Continue reading

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Late night with Cowbird

Windy night thoughts, expressed through Cowbird.

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