The problems of expertise and scalability in self-made media: lessons from digital storytelling in Australia

Hartley, John (2007) The problems of expertise and scalability in self-made media: lessons from digital storytelling in Australia. In 57th Annual International Communication Association (ICA) Conference, 24-28 May 2007, San Francisco, CA. (Unpublished)

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Digital storytelling is a workshop-based technique for propagating digital literacy and self expression. Digital stories have been hailed as emancipationist but wide uptake of the technique has been limited. This paper looks at some of the problems. Scalability has two aspects: the bundling of stories and the propagation of the method of making them. Expertise also has two aspects: the role of the expert facilitator, and the expertise of the user. Addressing these problems translates digital storytelling – DST – from a phenomenon locked into the 'closed expert paradigm' to one active in an 'open innovation network.'

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ID Code: 12649
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Digital Storytelling
Divisions: Past > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 John Hartley
Deposited On: 17 Apr 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2013 00:55

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