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Digital Storytelling in Africa

Marsden, Gary, Ilda Ladiera, Thomas Reitmaier, Nicola J Bidwell and Edwin Blake (2010) Digital Storytelling in Africa. In Proceedings Computing and Culture, pages 101-131, Berlin, Germany.

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Abstract

In this paper we examine how digital technology can be used to inspire, record and present oral stories in an African context. In particular we explore how to create technologies that are sympathetic to the cultures of the storytellers, both in the capture of stories and their retelling. Specifically, we look at: inspiring stories in District Six in Cape Town; capturing digital stories from users with low literacy levels and using virtual reality to retell indigenous and personal experience narratives.

EPrint Type:Conference Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:626
Deposited By:Marsden, Gary
Deposited On:20 October 2010