Culture Shock

Culture Shock! was an ambitious digital storytelling project that took place in North East England. The project grew out of museums’ interest in new programming that would both engage people with their collections and create new cultural materials to add to these collections. Over 500 people participated in over 100 digital storytelling workshops in 2009-10. Near the end of the project, the stories were publicly screened in a series of locations at the Culture Shock! Festival, and they are archived in museums across North England.

Stories URL: http://www.cultureshock.org.uk/stories.html
Organization or Project Description: About the Project
First Stories Posted: 2009
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Streetside Stories

Streetside Stories is an arts organization from the Bay Area of California, which works with K-8 students in in-school and after-school settings, helping students to tell and share life stories and engage with the arts. This small collection of stories—a mix of digital stories and written testimonials—are samples of student work that appear on the organization’s website.

Stories URL: http://www.streetside.org/stories/index.htm
Organization or Project Description: About Streetside Stories
First Stories Posted: 2007
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Murmur

Launched in 2003, Murmur is an early locative media project. The original Murmur project collected audio stories related to locations throughout Toronto, CA. Signs shaped like big green ears was posted at each location about which a story had been made, and people with a mobile phone could dial the phone number and code on a particular sign to hear the story about that location. The stories are told by ordinary people and are about places not typically visited by tourists. The Murmur project was repeated in other cities in Canada and worldwide, but is no longer ongoing. The Toronto project’s website maps the stories on lovely hand-drawn maps of the city’s neighborhoods.

Stories URL: http://murmurtoronto.ca/
Organization or Project Description: About Murmur
First Stories Posted: 2003
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Question Bridge

Question Bridge is a transmedia arts project, which features black men asking and answering personal questions on topics seldom addressed. The questions range from the intense–How do we learn to love our women? Do you still value community upon your release from prison?–to the more lighthearted–Why don’t more of us surf? Why do we do the ‘what’s up bro’ head nod thing and who started it?. The stories are featured on an interactive website, and are also staged in a traveling gallery exhibition. The project has developed a curriculum for high schools about identity, inclusion, and communication-based conflict resolution.

Stories URL: http://questionbridge.com/
Organization or Project Description: See the "About the Project" link
First Stories Posted: 2011
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Out My Window

High Rise is an ambitious project, conceived to tell the stories of people living in high-rise buildings across the world. In “Out My Window,” the stories of high-rise dwellers, told through audio and photo slideshows and some “360 music videos,” are integrated into an interactive interface. The project has also sponsored community design meetings related to improving high-rise communities, and in 2013, it was adapted for a New York Times OpDoc.

Stories URL: http://interactive.nfb.ca/#/outmywindow
Organization or Project Description: About the Project
First Stories Posted: 2009
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StoryCorps

StoryCorps is one of the longest-running projects to collect personal stories. The stories are audio recordings, excerpted from interviews between ordinary Americans. StoryCorps is grounded in the principles of oral history practice.

Stories URL: http://storycorps.org/
Organization or Project Description: About the Project
First Stories Posted: 2003
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Reinvention Stories

Reinvention Stories is an interactive documentary and participatory storytelling project that captures the stories of residents of Dayton, OH.

Stories URL: http://reinventionstories.org/#1/intro/1
Organization or Project Description: About the Project
First Stories Posted: 2013
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