Tuesday, January 16, 2007

about story from KQED

From the KQED Digital Storytelling Initiative:

"The restorying process can be used as an agent for personal change and the transformation of a negative experience into a positive one. As a therapeutic application, storytelling is a technique that encourages people to analyze events and relationships clearly and put them into perspective. This process grants permission for a negative or stressful situation to be developed into a positive or resurrective narrative. The concept is simple: you can't change what happened, but you can change where you stand in relation to that story. That is, you don't need to stand in the victim's place. If you retell the story, you become the author. Through that reauthoring process, the story gets rewritten according to your version of it."

Sunday, January 07, 2007

New Yorker Article on State of Cinema

Great piece in the NYer regarding cinema by David Denby, one of my favorite film critics. I do dislike 99 percent of Hollywood productions BUT I LOVE THE BIG SCREEN. It is different than the tiny web screen. I watch most of my media now in little, tiny 320x240 screens on my computer. I am as enthralled and bored as I am with big pictures. There is real psychology to where and how you watch. But if you become engaged in a story, no matter how big of a screen you are watching, that shows the real power.