In 2016 Sage Hill Writing continued its partnership with the Interdisciplinary Centre for Culture and Creativity (ICCC, University of Saskatchewan) to once again offer a course in Digital Storytelling. This is an emerging format where stories are told through interactive scenarios, social computing, hypertexts, narrative computer games, digital films, using a number of media and multimedia formats. Your projects could make use of tools such as digital cameras and sound recorders, video, sound, images, html, social media such as Twitter, YouTube, podcast, blogs, fan art/fiction, and narrative computer games, etc.
Based in the Digital Research Centre at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, SK, students will work with new media artist Ellen Moffat, with assistance from new media professor, Allison Muri, as well as guest speakers, to create their digital narratives. Participants will develop storytelling techniques and learn how to employ them through digital technologies, to gain a deeper sense of how new media affects ideas of narrative and storytelling.
More on digital cultural and media from the ICCC available here.
The Digital Storytelling Class is currently offered biennially. Stay tuned for future course dates!
Ellen Moffat is a media artist who works with sound, image and text as an inquiry into sound and space, language and composition. Her practice spans independent, collaborative and interdisciplinary projects. Since 2002, she has worked in multi-channel sound installations. Her recent work explores methods and strategies for sound generation using objects, materials and actions with live and recorded sound, video and performative elements. She is a Professional Affiliate with the Graduate Studies and Research Department. Her work has been presented throughout Canada and internationally including Copenhagen, Tel Aviv, Venice and New York.