Serious Storytelling - Storytelling Outside the Entertainment Context

Speaker:  Artur Lugmayr – Perth, WN, Australia
Topic(s):  Applied Computing


Storytelling has a long tradition in human culture – we told and tell stories to entertain, transfer knowledge between generations, keep our cultural heritage, warn others about danger, or simply gossip. This talk presents “serious storytelling” as a new concept for telling stories outside the entertainment context, thus in psychology, education, ethical problem solving, eLeadership, management, digital humanities, virtual training, or medicine. The talk generalizes the concept of serious games towards more application areas. The convergence of new digital media technologies with old traditional storytelling methods gave birth to new possibilities to tell ‘serious’ stories. The talk 1) introduces traditional storytelling; 2) provides a wide range of ‘serious’ application areas; 3) outlines basic principles and characteristics; and 4) introduces technologies to realize serious storytelling environment. The talk is target towards an audience seeking new ways to tell stories in more serious contexts and will widen their mind about the new potential for this new genre.

About this Lecture

Number of Slides:  30
Duration:  60 minutes
Languages Available:  English, German
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