An animated attempt at a mockup using storyboard from Illustrator. Its so hacky you have to click on it to see it.
When I tell too many people in a short space of time, I forget and think I’ve already told them everything.
I am working with digital storytelling in an e-book/app or interactive format, using typography, photography and other typo/graphic devices to express a short story/excerpt/poem that emphasises the power of ‘the story’ or ‘the book’, irrespective of genre. The aim is to explore the potential of the digital story, as compared to that which already exists in experimental books/printed stories; showcase my skills and extend them; express the power of ‘the book’ to remind, inspire and intrigue existing or new readerships (digital natives, literature readers).
Potential texts I’m thinking of using as a basis or excerpt for my interactive story are:
Background reading of books and short stories has/will include The Collected Works of T.S. Spivet (Reif Larson), People of the Book (Geraldine Brooks), The Eyre Affair (Jasper Fforde), The Best Australian Short Stories 2003 (ed. Peter Craven).
Activities this week have included:
I’m digital. You’re digital.
I forget to write notes in my sketchbook about ‘what I’m thinking of’ and ‘reflections of major project’.
Blogging last semester was a really good way of developing critical thinking about my research and design project, and it was invaluable in keeping me on track. Unfortunately, the title of the blog should have been more conducive to ongoing study and research/design blogging. I chose the specificity of it to focus myself and not allow sidetracks. And now, that means I need a new one. Here we are!
It’s nice to be back. I will be blogging through my Major Project in Visual Communication (Design) at UTS this semester, and hope this can help me get over the first brick wall I’ve hit, which is STARTING AT ALL.