Week 8 Blog Post

I found the videos LACMA presented on their site to be really interesting, I like being able to see the intent behind artist’s work. I thought this added another layer to the art pieces that wouldn’t have previously been there – and found it to be really effective. When it comes to presenting museums digitally, I feel that it would present itself from a more educational stand point. Like what was presented in the LACMA videos, for example the artist’s intent, or an analysis of the work.

As for a digital storytelling example, I thought I would use the KONY 2012 craze. I thought it was really interesting how many people it greatly effected and moved enough to either donate or share their idea. Because of this, I thought it would be interesting to examine it and see what exactly in this digital storytelling caused it to be so powerful during that time.

As for educational online videos, I have always loved TedX talks. I think they are effective because it is usually for a 20 minute period and is a crash course on a very specified topic. I think that the 20 minute shot of information is effective because a lot of the time if something goes on for longer than that my attention would sway. Also the content being presented is usually an interesting take on a topic. Not just educational but delving more into the topic and how it relates to humans or the body.

4 thoughts on “Week 8 Blog Post”

  1. I totally agree with you on TEDX talks! I wasn’t introduced to them until I started college, and I am completely inspired by them– it is definitely a piece of storytelling that leaves an impact on its viewers. If all of my online classes/lectures were in Ted Talk format, I’d definitely a lot more interested in the material!

    I also remember the KONY 2012 video, and I thought that at the time, it was very poignant and memorable. The buzz it generated was incredible, and I think that that in itself is one of the greatest advantages of using digital storytelling.

  2. I was recently thinking about the Kony 2012 video also! It was so interesting how people became so invested in the issue from just a short viral video. When I was considering educational tools on like I did not think about lectures and talks. While I do not enjoy online classes I love to catch up on lectures that I missed. This is why I love museums that stream their talks!

  3. I think that the Kony example is very powerful! The organization capitalized on the human emotion aspect of digital storytelling, an aspect that I feel gives the form a unique capability. Further, I agree with you that TedX talks are powerful because they are able to keep the viewers attention, rather than overwhelm them with facts.

  4. Yes, the Kony 2012 campaign! That was an incredible digital storytelling video- it conveyed lots of emotion, action and was effective in delivering a memorable message to viewers which is why it became viral. The aftermath and the execution of the campaign wasn’t too great unfortunately. I also love your mention of TED talks. I personally agree some TED talks in itself can be an alternative to classroom learning. Some teachers and professors are already utilizing this in classrooms.

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