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By Sonja Vivienne

This ebook reinvigorates the distance among scholarly texts on self-representation, voice and corporation and sensible field-guides to neighborhood media and electronic storytelling. It deals mirrored image at the moral praxis of co-creative media, and an crucial suite of digitally savvy illustration innovations, pertinent to fashionable humans far and wide.

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Should it be the traditional digital storytelling movement, community arts or public 30 Digital Identity and Everyday Activism education? Couldry also uses a theoretical and speculative frame, rather than one grounded in practice, to discuss digital storytelling’s relevance to a broader cultural landscape: . . if we are to take Lambert’s vision of digital storytelling’s potential contribution to democracy seriously, as I believe we should – (we need) to follow closely not just the forms and styles of digital storytelling and not just who is involved in what locations in digital storytelling, and where, but in what wider contexts and under what conditions digital stories are exchanged, referred to, treated as a resource, and given recognition and authority.

The group established a website and Yahoo! group and called for community members to share their personal stories of family with politicians, policymakers and friends in the general community. The website featured real-life family portraits and there were regular call-outs for people who might be happy to speak to the media in features about their alternative family structures and conception processes. People were encouraged to report back to the community about their experiences of everyday activism, including anecdotes about visiting members of parliament.

Analytical tools derived from queer theory are brought to bear in a more detailed exploration of identity construction in digital stories in Chapter 3. Digital storytellers must also consider what their prospective audiences may choose to watch and this presents multiple issues of how to reach audiences and how to market stories in order to attract audience attention (and, in online realms, ‘views’). As Ken Plummer points out in the seminal ‘Telling Sexual Stories’: Stories get told and read in different ways in different contexts.

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