In the midst of exploring AV material from the American Archive Pilot Project, I have been surfing the wave of online storytelling platforms and sites. I am going to keep here a list of my findings, as two weeks in I’ve already lost track of some superb ones.
- Zeega.com, straight from a bunch of young, excited kids interested in making digital storytelling accessible, totally integrated with all sorts of media (The Austin Music Map, Planet Takeout)
- On and on beautiful design and layout at thegreatdiscontent.com
- Sarah Kramer’s NY Times Free and Easy: The First Year Out
- Overwhelming but, as Jack said, “Journalism is headed in this direction, where radio/tv and newspapers borrow heavily from each other to fully present the story,” as seen at Snow Fall
- Passing Stranger
- Tell the story through a simple map of Champaign, on old maps through University Archives (must pay?) or PACA or Urbana Free Library
- Use still and moving images of present and past Champaign
Simple yet amazing
- Cowbird that has nothing to do with my project, but I’m excited to dive into it this weekend
- Passed on from Jack Brighton: Farewell to Bosnia – just HTML!
Rules for myself:
- Keep it local
- Focus on a person or a event to tell the story