Constructing a digital storycircle: digital infrastructure and mutual recognition

Couldry, N., MacDonald, R.L., Stephansen, H., Clark, W., Dickens, L. and Fotopoulou, A. 2015. Constructing a digital storycircle: digital infrastructure and mutual recognition. International Journal of Cultural Studies. 18 (5), pp. 501-517. doi:10.1177/1367877913519313

TitleConstructing a digital storycircle: digital infrastructure and mutual recognition
AuthorsCouldry, N., MacDonald, R.L., Stephansen, H., Clark, W., Dickens, L. and Fotopoulou, A.
Abstract

Building on the principles of the digital storytelling movement, this article asks whether the narrative exchange within the ‘storycircles’ of storymakers created in face-to-face workshops can be further replicated by drawing on digital infrastructure in specific ways. It addresses this question by reporting on the successes and limitations of a five-stream project of funded action research with partners in north-west England that explored the contribution of digital infrastructure to processes of narrative exchange and the wider processes of mutual recognition that flow from narrative exchange. Three main dimensions of a digital storycircle are explored: multiplications, spatializations (or the building of narratives around sets of individual narratives), and habits of mutual recognition. Limitations relate to the factors of time, and levels of digital development and basic digital access.

JournalInternational Journal of Cultural Studies
Journal citation18 (5), pp. 501-517
ISSN1367-8779
Year2015
PublisherSage
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1177/1367877913519313
Publication dates
PublishedSep 2015

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