Learn how technology changed the art of storytelling in April 9 lecture

People have been creating digital stories since before the web began, but only recently have so many powerful media for sharing these stories become available to the general population. Today’s digital storytelling is not just for tech-savvy individuals; anyone with a desire to express their creativity can learn to use modern technology to share their stories.

Bryan Alexander, senior fellow at the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education and author of The New Digital Storytelling: Creating Narratives with New Media, will be on campus April 9 for the talk, “Digital Storytelling.”

Alexander will discuss the modern expression of the ancient art of storytelling, weaving images, text, audio, video and music together. He will draw upon the latest technologies, insights from recent scholarship, and his own extensive experience to describe the narrative creation process with personal video, blogs, podcasts, digital imagery, multimedia games, social media and augmented reality—all platforms that offer new pathways for creativity, interactivity and self-expression.

The free, public talk will be held April 9 at 4:30 p.m. in Clark Hall 309.

Registration is recommended at case.edu/humanities or by calling 368.2242.

This event is co-sponsored by The Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities, The College of Arts and Sciences, CWRU Information and Technology Services, Samuel B. & Marian K. Freedman Digital Library, Language Learning, and Multimedia Services, and Kelvin Smith Library.