Self-representations in New Media
Edited By Knut Lundby
1. Introduction: Digital storytelling, mediatized stories (Knut Lundby)
ONE Introduction: Digital storytelling, mediatized stories KNUT LUNDBY Th is book aims to understand transformations in the age-old practices of sto- rytelling that have become possible with the new, digital media. Th e resulting digital stories could be called ‘mediatized stories’. Digital Storytelling is proliferating. Amateur personal stories, focusing on ‘me’, ﬂ ourish on social networking sites on the web and in digital storytell- ing workshops. Th is book deals with such self-representational stories in new media. Th e approach is interdisciplinary. How can the mediation or mediatiza- tion processes of Digital Storytelling be grasped? Th e book oﬀ ers an encounter between a sociological perspective of media studies and a socio-cultural take of the educational sciences. Aesthetic and literary perspectives on narration as well as a questioning from an informatics perspective are also included in the book. Small-scale stories Th ere is a variety of digital storytelling forms, for example, those related to the narrative power of visual eﬀ ects in ﬁ lm (cf. McClean, 2007) or the creative Lundby et al.indd Sec1:1 7/30/08 10:04:44 PM 2 Digital Storytelling, Mediatized Stories opportunities in interactive entertainment (Miller, 2004). Th is book, in contrast, focuses on small-scale Digital Storytelling, or what Kelly McWilliam in her chapter calls ‘speciﬁ c digital storytelling,’ denoted in this introduction with the capital D and capital S. Th ey are small-scale as a media form. Th e stories focused on here are usually short, just a few minutes long. Second, they are small-scale in...
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