• conference,  digital storytelling,  education,  media literacy,  Wales

    7 diary dates for UK digital storytellers in Jan & Feb 2014

    Information Session on the new Creative Europe programme MEDIA Antenna Wales and Media Academy Wales present an information session on the new Creative Europe programme at the University of South Wales, Atrium Cardiff Campus on Thursday 16 January 2014. ================================================== Guardian Masterclass on video journalism and digital storytelling Learn what it takes to create powerful and engaging video journalism – technically and editorially – from multimedia journalists who have made hundreds of short films for the Guardian. Dates: Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 January 2014 Times: 10am-5.30pm In London ================================================ Social Media Exchange – Enhance your Digital Storytelling By sounddelivery Monday 27 January 2014 from 09:00 to 18:00 in London…

  • audio,  conference,  digital storytelling,  story,  Wales

    The difference between digital storytelling and TV

    SoundDelivery is an organisation led by Jude Habib which does fantastic media work in the community. I was recorded one-to-one at DS8 by Andrea Protheroe for SoundDelivery and I’m grateful to her for sending me the piece on Audio Boo. She said: “Very much enjoyed the conference and my first visit to Cardiff. Hope to return next year.”   listen to ‘Gareth Morlais at the Digital Storytelling conference in Cardiff’ on Audioboo

  • conference,  digital storytelling,  DS Cymru,  inclusion,  japan,  media literacy,  mobile,  people,  story,  technology,  Wales

    DS8 digital storytelling conference review 2013

    Digital storytellers from as far afield as Japan to Norway and from Egypt to Canton gathered together in Cardiff on 14 June 2013 for the DS8 digital storytelling conference. The host, Karen Lewis, co-director of the George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling thanked the sponsors – the Arts Council of Wales – welcomed everyone on behalf of DS Cymru and introduced the first guest speaker. (All speakers’ biographies are on the DS8 site) Personal factual participation & collaboration are themes running through Mandy Rose‘s Video Nation, Capture Wales and academic career. Speaking of her time with BBC Video Nation, she said: “I think the veto we gave Video Nation diarists to opt out of…

  • capturing assets,  conference,  media literacy,  mobile,  timeless

    The guilt every photographer feels

    Photographer guilt stems from the disarray of our photographic collections on various devices and  lack of legacy archive planning. Back in the day when we used film and had our photographs developed and printed, there were two things that were different from today’s digital image world. We were more careful about the images we captured because there was stock and production to pay for. We could put our hands on our proudest images because we’d move them from the developer’s envelope into photo albums and scrapbooks. Today, we snap more images. They’re kept on different places: phones, cameras, storage cards and drives, hard drives, laptops and in the cloud. It’s…

  • conference,  digital storytelling,  education,  story,  Wales

    Call for Speakers: DS8 #digitalstorytelling festival in Wales

    There’s a call for papers and speakers at DS8 – the 8th Annual Digital Storytelling Festival in Wales – from organisers the George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling, which is part of University of Glamorgan’s Cardiff School of Creative & Cultural Industries. Following on from the success of DS7 last year (CDS, Cowbird, Historypin), DS8 will be held at Chapter Arts in Cardiff on Friday 14th June 2013. A wide range of attendees is expected: from practitioners to researchers; from community workers to students. Proposals are invited to present either an academic paper or to run a workshop or a break-out session. Deadline for submissions of 300-word abstracts is Friday…

  • conference,  digital storytelling,  links

    News from CDS of Digitalstorytelling conference in Ankara, May 2013

    Here’s an exciting announcement from the Center for Digital Storytelling about CREATE, ACT, CHANGE: 5th International Digital Storytelling Conference and Exhibition. 8-10 May, Ankara, Turkey. The venue is Beytepe (Tunçalp Özgen) Conference Center, Beytepe Campus, Hacettepe University, Faculty of Communication, in Ankara, Turkey. There’s a call for speakers, papers, digital stories for screening and exhibitors on the conference website. The submission deadline for 400-500 word abstracts and stories for screening consideration is 15 February 2013. Deadline for full paper submission for peer reviewed publication is 30 June 2013. Full papers should be between 5000-7000 words including bibliography and your paper can be either in English or Turkish. Conference registration will…

  • citizenship,  conference,  digital storytelling,  inclusion,  media literacy,  museums,  story,  Wales

    Telling Truths, Changing Minds – digital storytelling evening

    As a round-up of digital storytelling activities in south Wales, it’s hard to beat this event TELLING TRUTHS, CHANGING MINDS in Cardiff, Wales, on Thursday, 29 November 2012. It’s been organised by the CommsCymru network for communications professionals in Wales and it’s open to all members of that CommsCymru network (joining details below). The event is all about the ‘practice and tactics for making effective comms narratives plus the latest applied research from experts at our national centre for storytelling’. The programme is impressive: Professor Hamish Fyfe of the George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling at the University of Glamorgan will be hosting the evening. Lisa Heledd-Jones of StoryWorks will…

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    Just a quick post about Great British Story, HLF grants and an EdTech conference

    1. The BBC Great British Story roadshow is in St Ffagan’s, Cardiff, Saturday 16 June 2012. 2. Attending will be representatives of ‘All Our Stories’. There are grants of £3,000 – £10,000 available to from Heritage Lottery Fund for UK organisations “Using collections like archives, libraries and museums, including collections held by people in the community – and – Recording things like people’s memories … scanning old photographs and documents…” Now that sounds like an interesting source of money for digital storytelling projects. Spread the word. 3. Here’s some news of a free event in Cardiff on 26 June I heard of via Dysg’s excellent e-newsletter, mailed out every week…

  • conference,  digital storytelling,  DS Cymru,  mobile,  story,  Wales

    DS7 digital storytelling conference review 2012

    The George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling hosted this year’s annual Digital Storytelling Festival DS7 at Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff, on Thursday 7th June 2012. It has been held in each of the previous six years at Aberystwyth Arts Centre. This is my annual cribsheet, looking back at the day. There are links to past festivals at the end of this post. Annie Correal Cowbird, opened the batting at DS7 and she made everyone gasp when she revealed that her father had been kidnapped and held hostage in Colombia. You can hear about what happened in Episode 409 of This American Life. Cowbird was hatched when Annie met Jonathan Harris…

  • conference,  digital storytelling,  links,  media literacy,  story,  Wales

    DS7 digital storytelling festival ticketing and speakers announced

    The main speakers and registration details for the DS7 Digital Storytelling Festival 2012 have just been officially announced. DS7 will be held at Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff, Wales, on the 7th of June 2012. Tickets for the day cost £40, available from the DS7 website. Here are the details from the mail-out from Karen Lewis of the George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling, University of Glamorgan, who are hosting this year’s festival. This year’s speakers include: Annie Correal of the Cowbird storytelling community http://cowbird.com Natasha Armstrong of the Historypin mapping-meets-storytelling project http://www.historypin.com/ Patrizia Braga and Steve Bellis of pan-European digital storytelling partnership DeTales http://www.detales.net/wp/partners/united-kingdom/ Alyson Fielding of the Tower of…