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Digital Storytelling

Lecture and Workshops
Sidesteets Educational and Cultural Initiatives, Ltd
Nicosia, Cyprus -- October/November 2008

What is "digital storytelling"?
and selected sites of interest

John W. Higgins
Menlo College, Atherton, CA USA

22 October to 13 November 2008:
Resident scholar/artist at "Sidestreets" in Nicosia, Cyprus

[press release -- pdf format]

Presentation and Workshop on Digital Storytelling

Digital Storytelling Presentation:
"Digital Storytelling at the Electronic Hearth"
19:00 on Friday, 31 October, 2008

Digital Storytelling Workshop:
9:30-18:00 0n Saturday, 1 November, 2008

Below: Digital Stories created in the workshop
(located on YouTube: SFmediaProf channel)

Street Puppet Performances

All events are free of charge and open to the public.
It is highly recommended that you call and reserve
for the presentation and workshop.

22 Mahkemeler Önü, Lefkosa
info @ sidestreets.org

(See map and other information about Sidestreets)


Dr. John W. Higgins is an associate professor of Communication and Media at Menlo College in Atherton, California, USA. Since 1974 he has been involved in alternative, grassroots, community-based media in a variety of roles. Most recently he served as president of the board of the San Francisco Community Television Corporation, the non-profit organization managing the city’s and county’s public access cable television facilities and channel.

Dr. Higgins’ areas of expertise include community-based, alternative media; media production; media technologies; critical pedagogy; and storytelling and oral history as art and social science. His background includes twenty-five years as a professional puppeteer and street performer. Dr. Higgins’ interest in narratives has typically been focused on the stories told by people within communities. A recent outgrowth of these interests has been digital storytelling, which fuses individual and group narratives of struggle and transformation, personal reflexivity, ethnographic research, and digital distribution.

What is "digital storytelling"?
and selected sites of interest

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