Theorising Digital Storytelling for research & development

Link and summary by David Williams

This reading from Queensland University of Technology in Australia introduces a term we should know “Co-creative media”, a tool for describing the ways in which participatory media are facilitated by people and organizations, not just technology. As a result of this, the particular participatory media practice from which the concept of co-creative media emerges is ‘digital storytelling’.

Digital storytelling is a set of collaborative digital media production techniques that have been used to facilitate social participation. This is similar to participatory journalism in the sense that public citizens play an active role in the process of collecting, reporting and disseminating news and information. This paper looks at describing co-creative media, digital story-telling and its value in social media research.


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