Recap: International Digital Storytelling Conference

Way, way back in 2006, I presented on my dissertation research at the Inaugural Gathering of Digital Storytellers at MIT. Fast-forward to late September 2015, nearly ten years later, and I found myself at the grown-up version of that early gathering, with many of the same attendees: the 6th International Digital Storytelling Conference, jointly hosted … Continue reading Recap: International Digital Storytelling Conference

Recap: The Conference on Community Writing

I spent last weekend – October 16th–19th – at the inaugural Conference on Community Writing in Boulder, Colorado, where I saw some excellent talks, climbed a mountain, and ate a lot of bean-and-grain-filled bowls (much harder to find a hot dog or a sausage in Boulder than in Chicago). The conference ran from Thursday – Saturday, and attracted mostly rhet/comp academics … Continue reading Recap: The Conference on Community Writing

Presenting at the Conference on Community Writing

The MA Program in Writing as a Provider of Nonprofit Digital Media Training A presentation for the Conference on Community Writing, in Boulder, CO, on October 17, 2015. 1. My Background Before PhD: professional writing and digital media teacher + tech trainer for nonprofit staff Post-PhD Grand Plan: combine my two jobs—writing teacher and tech … Continue reading Presenting at the Conference on Community Writing

Presenting at the Voices of Change Conference

Three Promising Ways That Nonprofits Can Distribute Digital Stories Online A presentation for the 6th International Digital Storytelling Conference, at UMass (alma mater!) and Smith College, on September 25, 2015. A. Distribution and Digital Stories The paradigmatic mode of digital storytelling distribution is the live showing, ideally with the storytellers present to contextualize their own stories. Online distribution of … Continue reading Presenting at the Voices of Change Conference

Presenting at the LAS Research Symposium

The Stories That Work Database: How Nonprofits and Cause Initiatives Use Personal Stories in their Work A presentation for the DePaul University Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Faculty Research Symposium, on June 8, 2015. A. My Summer Research Grant Project: Building the Stories That Work Database The database collects what I call "digital personal experience … Continue reading Presenting at the LAS Research Symposium

Presentation: Telling Meaningful Personal Stories in the Age of Status Updates

A presentation made on 2/5/15 to Alex Naylor's "The Power of the Image" class at DePaul University... 1. What is Digital Storytelling? Community arts process invented in the Bay Area of CA in the 1990s Prototypical form = 3-day workshop, run by a trained digital storytelling facilitator or facilitators, in which a small group of … Continue reading Presentation: Telling Meaningful Personal Stories in the Age of Status Updates

Presenting to D-WRD: Learning and Teaching Video

Today I'm joining D-WRD, where DePaul writing teachers come together to talk technology. I'll talk about how I've made a professional and academic career around telling stories with new media, and introduce the group to WeVideo, a student-friendly web-based video editing tool. How a Writing Teacher Came to Teach Video Before DePaul 2003: What will … Continue reading Presenting to D-WRD: Learning and Teaching Video