• digital storytelling,  media literacy,  story,  Wales

    Brymbo workshops

    Rural Wrexham Digital Storytelling is running a series of digital storytelling workshops between 27 April – 12 May. The project is being co-ordinated by Northern Marches Cymru with support from staff and students at Yale College.The Brymbo workshops will run on April 27 and 28, May 5, 11 and 2. Details from Clare Lightfoot on 01978 298382, or by e-mail at clare.lightfoot@wrexham.gov.uk Source: Wrexham Evening Leader

  • media literacy,  story,  Wales

    Cardiff City FC – Kick into Reading

    There’s a programme about storytelling on BBC TWO Wales in May that sounds interesting. Here’s the advance publicity: In a unique project Cardiff City FC*, Cardiff Library Services, and the George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling, Atrium – each with new homes in the nation’s capital just opened or about to open – tell and teach stories to local primary school children. Cardiff City FC – Kick into Reading. Alfresco/Boomerang 1 x 30 BBC TWO Wales. Prod: Liz Lloyd-Griffiths. * soccer club

  • digital storytelling,  instruction,  media literacy,  story,  Wales

    StoryWorks workshop, May, Cardiff

    StoryWorks has been established to support public service organisations interested in using people’s stories to improve what they do. It’s based at the University of Glamorgan’s Welsh Institute for Health and Social Care and led by Karen Lewis, former Capture Wales project producer, who says: “Stories offer huge potential to reveal what people really experience from service providers, and what they actually want.  First hand accounts, in people’s own words, can be a uniquely powerful way of ‘hearing it like it is’.” Here are the details of the the workshop from the website: StoryWorks is running a three-day digital storytelling workshop in Cardiff, Wales, from 6-9 May 2009. This is…

  • digital storytelling,  DS Cymru,  empowerment,  instruction,  media literacy,  story,  tips,  Wales

    Aberystwyth DS4 Festival advance details

    Here are the latest details about the fourth annual festival of digital storytelling in Aberystwyth, Wales, on Wednesday 17 June 2009, from a press release from Aberystwyth Arts Centre: Following on from the success of DS3 the fourth festival of Digital Storytelling DS4 aims to inspire and encourage and show the exciting possibilities of Digital Storytelling and brings you up to date with what is happening in the world of Digital Storytelling. Whether you work in education, the community or as an artist, it is your opportunity to share experiences, explore new creative ideas, see the latest technological developments, look at examples of best practice in the U.K. and worldwide…

  • digital storytelling,  empowerment,  media literacy

    Two ages of media literacy

    Reinforcement of the importance of creation* in media literacy today by Jason Ohler: Media Literacy 1.0 – the era of mass media – concerns the ability to identify and evaluate the techniques of media persuasion. Media Literacy 2.0 – the era of digital participation – the ability to identify, evaluate and apply the techniques of media persuasion. * OFCOM defines media literacy as: “the ability to access, understand and CREATE communications in a variety of contexts”.

  • digital storytelling,  instruction,  japan,  links,  media literacy,  timeless

    Papurau Bro: coming together to fold

    Papurau Bro are Welsh-language local newspapers written by, edited by, folded & stapled and distributed by community members. They’ve thrived for three decades or more and I’d say that digital storytelling in Wales has drawn inspiration from the spirit of Papurau Bro. In my current (2009) role as executive producer of www.bbc.co.uk/cymru I was interviewed by Rhodri ap Dyfrig for his tech blog metastwnsh. I’ve long been a fan of Rhodri’s work in screening short films via Pictiwrs yn y Pyb. Before the interview began we discussed our shared admiration of the way Papurau Bro are made in concert by the people featured in the stories and wondered what might…

  • digital storytelling

    Registration Open for Obidos DS Conference, Portugal

    http://www.storycenter.org/obidos.html “While we have most of the speakers arranged, we have created a 1 hour 15 minute session on Saturday afternoon for participants to sign up to briefly present projects, known as Five Minutes of Fame.  If you want to briefly bring your work in DS to the larger group, this will be the place.” – Joe Lambert