“The 21 Steps” by Charles Cumming is a wonderful example of a multi-part, text-based digital story related as a Google Maps mashup. More background information about this story is available on Charles’ blog. Unfortunately the story does not appear to be embeddable, so you’ll have to click the story link itself to view it.
This story is part of the “We Tell Stories” site, which according to the project’s about page is the:
most ambitious digital writing project to date [of Penguin UK involving] top authors to create new forms of story – designed specially for the internet.
One of my first thoughts about this form of geographically linked storytelling is how a “Choose Your Own Adventure” style story could also be written in this format.
This also reminds me of the Murmur place-based digital storytelling project in Canada, which I heard Joe Lambert discuss in his SITE keynote about digital storytelling back in March of 2007.
I love geography and digital storytelling, so it should come as no surprise I LOVE projects like this which combine both of these passions!
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On this day..
- Video Tutorial: Creating Narrated Art or Photos with AudioBoo for iPad - 2013
- Publish a Free Digital Magazine with Zeen - 2012
- Whacha Runnin' on Yer Mac These Days? (Dec 2012) - 2012
- Virtual Participation Options for Dec 14 and 15 Google Tools Workshops - 2010
- Lessons learned using Ustream Recorder for iPhone - 2009
- Share password protected online videos with Mobile Me - 2009
- VoiceThread supports template-based digital storytelling! - 2008
- Two new video podcasts from Ford Island, Hawaii - 2007
- 1:1 Computing Guidebook - 2005
- Wireless and hotel Internet security - 2005