Category: Multimodal composition

  • Compositional elements in a multimedia story

    It has been more than 7 years since the New York Times published its landmark multimedia story Snow Fall: Avalanche at Tunnel Creek and we’re still talking about it in our Journalism 341: Multimedia Storytelling Design class. We’re stressing to the students that understanding the structure of the compositional elements in a multimedia story is […]

  • Storytelling in the mid-century

    This essay was first posted on our book design blog on July 5, 2011. That site is no longer active. My daughter Mila, born on the second day of this year, will grow up in an era dominated by multi-touch tablets, with ever decreasing thickness and ever increasing capabilities. (Her adulthood likely will be spent […]

  • A short bibliography on interactive documentaries

    A colleague in film studies asked for my assistance in pulling together a short bibliography on i-docs (interactive documentaries). This topic and the broader issue of interactive non-fiction narratives as web-based digital storytelling is a long-term interest of mine. Scholarship on i-docs: Aston, Judith, et al. i-Docsโ€ฏ: the Evolving Practices of Interactive Documentary . Wallflower […]