Just one month to go until DS6 digital storytelling in Aberystwyth

DS Cymru’s Esko Reinikainen has just updated that group’s Ning portal to say that, with a month to go, registration is open for the festival. The full list of speakers is out on the DS6 website.

I think this year’s event has a broad appeal to all digital storytelling practitioners. But I think this year’s program will appeal especially to those using digital storytelling in the Health sector. Two of the speakers – Patient Voices’ Pip Hardy and StoryWorks’ Karen Lewis – have deep experience in this field.

Another sector that I’m expecting to find attending are people who work in Education. I know from my dealings with ISTE (hat-tip to Kent Manning) that there’s tremendous interest across the Atlantic in the educational application of digital storytelling and I know that some forward-thinking schools and colleges in Wales and the UK as a whole are introducing digital storytelling into their classrooms.

Angeline Koh of Digital Storytelling Asia is speaking and so is Julie Gade of Story Field, as well as Pip Hardy. There are breakouts about Hyperlocal media and by Hannah Nicklin as well as StoryWorks.

As Esko just said on the Ning group: “See you in Aberystwyth in a month” and spread the word.

Blink Mobile Media Activity Day 14-16 May 2011

Joe Lambert’s DS Working Group is quite an active Facebook group, formed especially for digital storytellers.
It was on that group I learned that the Blink Mobile Media Activity Day takes place 14-16 May, the weekend before the Fourth International Day for Sharing Life Stories.

Joe says:
“If you have an iPhone, or other such device, you should make a film and share it that weekend.”
I dusted off the trusty Nokia N93 and had a go today, just to test the tech (see video below).
I hope you’re able to join in the fun next weekend. Blink and you’ll miss it.