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Week 10 Article of Interest – Storytelling’s Read-Write Future

October 21, 2012

I chose this interesting article on the Future of Storytelling because it highlights just how much the internet is changing the way people are interacting with media. Stories aren’t only told through books anymore, there are blog posts, web pages,  Wikipedia articles. Any one of us can easily publish our own books.

The vision from Richard Nash is a world where we can interact with books and media in a new and more collaborative way.  His vision is more than just maps an images, it brings the reader in as a partner  to create links and a social web from the content of books. Reading will become a “productive act rather than a passive act”.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. October 22, 2012 3:05 pm

    Thanks for sharing this article with us. I find it amazing just how many people are putting their voices out there. Just joining our classes blog allows us to communicate with other people and read what they have to say and never know see their face. Communication has become impersonal but at the same time it has become universal. So many people are communicating for different reasons and coming together for some reason. There are those who just read blogs just because and there are others who have reasoning. I am glad to see people reading different opinions and outsourcing for their information.

  2. October 22, 2012 4:59 pm

    reading your post and the article about Nash brings up the subject of digital media archive and preservation. If stories are being told all over the internet, who is preserving these stories and how? Perhaps, it is a question that I hope to answer throughout my MLIS education. thank you for sharing the article. jo-sep

  3. October 23, 2012 4:51 pm

    Thanks for the article. I like the part where Nash talks about the old school story times: “Before there was analog reproduction,” Nash says, “people in the village listened to each others’ stories, and there would be one storyteller who, for various readers, could tell a great story, so they were able to tell the Gilgamesh or the Oedipus story.” And it made me think of all those stories out there that have been lost to history. Im not so big on how exposed everything is now a days (especially on the internet) but I think it is a great way to preserve and share stories that otherwise might disappear and never be heard even if they might not live up to the high standards of Oedipus Rex.

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