Digital Storytelling Workshop at MACDC



Ah, I got a bit of a break, but the conference fall season has begun. I presented at the Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations (MACDC) Convention on how to use digital storytelling as a community organizing tool. Here's the Powerpoint, the handout and worksheet.

The session went well (I love how easy it is to present using my new MacBook) and people asked all the right questions about usability & practicality of using digital storytelling in a community setting. They also seemed psyched about all the new open media tools and sites and how to use stories to do advocacy for their CDC's. I also had some great interactions with some folks from New Bedford and western MA including a former VISTA who are lacking media outlets and access to broadband internet connections, but still want to distribute audio/video about their community work. Hey Apple, want to donate some video iPods to western MA CDCs to distribute digital stories? Call me!

Below are a few photos of the event.

All my other conference presentations on digital storytelling (some great finished stories) from last year are on my old blog.

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Xavier De Sousa Briggs

Digital Storytelling @ MACDC

Meridith from Somerville CDC

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Comment from lauren bratslavsky on October 19, 2006 - 3:26pm

Hey thanks for that pdf with the list of resources and so on. I've been talking to a local writing group that's a couple of streets of way. We want to do a joint project with the area youth where they (Inktank) will work on the writing and story development side and they we (media bridges) will work on the digital media side. This will help us get going.