Connecting Local/Locales Across Distances…
Our long term goal in Networked Narratives is applying the genre and civic imagination towards addressing problems at the world scale. In Networked Narratives, we explore ways in which digital storytelling communities might build bridges to better understanding of each other. Is it possible to overcome inherent differences as we build fictive worlds together?
This key question has led us to the “Tour Bus” phase of this on-going Networked Narratives experiment. We will hop on our #NetNarr bus and visit different locales and engage different cultural contexts, sharpening our lens on what invisible expectations we hold about different parts of the world. In the process, we hope to tell new stories and discover new perspectives.
When we say local, we want to ask people to think of the locales where they live, work, and play, to use media to capture what they see as special, unique, valuable to where they live. We also want to compare what people know of other places from their own experiences or pop culture, as well as what they find via the internet, with the actual experiences of people who live in those places.
An inspiration for us…
These #NetNarr virtual bus is planning a few stops in March, 2017. Each stop will start the week with a pre-meeting sharing activity and a few days later we will drive out Google Hangout bus to various points around the world.
Featured image: “Bus” pixabay photo by MichaelGaida shared under a CC0 license edited to add “netnarr” and “Alchemy” to the bus