Event Details

  • Pixelating: A Digital Humanities Mixer - Co-working session
  • Thursday, February 15th, 2018 at 12:00PM - 2:00PM - This event is now over
  • Type: Workshop
  • Series: Pixelating
      Digital Humanities
      Research Commons Workshops
      Graduate Student Workshop Series
  • Location: Room 153
  •  Koerner Building-Staff Board RoomsClick here for map
  •  Point Grey Campus
  • Description: Digital storytelling is a practice of everyday people who use digital tools to tell their 'story' and is an emerging area in the digital humanities (DH). Digital stories often present in compelling and emotionally engaging formats, and can be interactive. In this DH Mixer, Dr. Bonnie Norton (UBC Faculty of Education) presents on her work on digital storytelling, including "Storybooks Canada," a website for teachers, parents, and community members that aims to promote bilingualism and multilingualism in Canada through the use of digital technologies. All 40 stories from Storybooks Canada come from the African Storybook – a groundbreaking digital initiative of the South African organization Saide, which promotes literacy for African children. The stories are openly licensed, which allows the Storybooks Canada team to repurpose them for a Canadian audience. While Storybooks Canada is designed to be a carefully curated collection of 40 interlinked stories with text and audio rather than a content creation platform, it is possible for users to write their own stories through one of the open-licensed websites.

    The Pixelating DH Mixer is an opportunity for DH scholars across campus to meet colleagues, talk tools, brainstorm ideas and network with others who use digital tools to explore and visualize their research. This presentation will include time for Q&A after the presentation.

  • Facilitator(s): Susan Atkey, Larissa Ringham, Allan Cho

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