Holiday reading

In case you are looking for some ideas about what to read in the remainder of the summer, here are the books that have tickled my fancy over the summer months. How I Escaped My Certain Fate, by Stewart Lee Autobiographical story – interspersed with transcripts of some his shows – by my favourite stand-up…… Continue reading Holiday reading

Storytelling with sound, Paul Bennun and Nick Ryan – Notes from The Story Part 4

Another perspective on storytelling came from game designer Paul Bennun and sound designer and composer Nick Ryan, who collaborated most recently on the intriguing iPhone game, Papa Sangre. They set out to discuss the “special relationship between sound and storytelling”. Papa Sangre, if you haven’t seen is set in a pitch black underworld and you…… Continue reading Storytelling with sound, Paul Bennun and Nick Ryan – Notes from The Story Part 4

Three beautiful storytelling approaches from the web

This is a post about three lovely things that are all about using technology to help tell stories in new ways. Storify In private alpha development at the moment, Storify looks like a wonderful way of tying together different bits of your and other people’s content on the web (photos, Tweets, videos) to tell a…… Continue reading Three beautiful storytelling approaches from the web

Facebook vs. websites: sometimes Facebook is better

There’s a kind of web media theologians’ debate that goes on at the moment over whether brands should ditch their websites and move their web presence to Facebook wholesale. So far, I have mostly been an advocate of the teeth-sucking “Ooh, you don’t want to do that…” side of the argument. Reasons being control, wider…… Continue reading Facebook vs. websites: sometimes Facebook is better

Cry havoc: Here comes (Oh) Nine…

So, yes, I shut down for a while. Literally and virtually. I’ve had some time going with the flow with my family, for a while doing nothing but that. Wonderful. Then, as Christmas passed, I switched on read-only mode. I read some literature in single sittings, a rare treat that only comes in holidays (The…… Continue reading Cry havoc: Here comes (Oh) Nine…