Over the past couple of weeks, the first drafts of the PleaseReadMe story have been written, re-written and recorded. It’s a linear narrative, although some choices (that a reader takes or discovers by moving the physical book) take the reader away from the main path temporarily, before bringing them back to the main story line. Continue reading
During the past few months, I’ve come across a number of different stories that have hung around in my brain for longer than expected. Each one explores different ways of storytelling: an unexpected context; an engagement with a physical object or space; a forced slowdown, or pause; a blurring of play and story. Here are five stories that have made an impression. Continue reading
In this first post, Dave explains how to get an iPhone connected to LilyPad Arduino over a wireless connection.
A tiny hack against the dark, using Lilypad Arduino.
When the light level falls and it starts to get dark, an LED switches on, and the buzzer plays a short tune to ward away the darkness.
This modified buzzer plays a few bars of Do Re Mi. After all, if Julie Andrews can’t chase away the darkness, who can?
“There are almost a million feet of sound effects film in the sound library of the First National studios. This library covers a multitude of sins– as well as joys, sorrows and train effects…
“But in the library there is not one record of the human kiss.”
– A Library of Sound Effects, The Picturegoer’s Who’s Who and Encyclopaedia of The Screen To-Day, 1933.
Last year, I was involved in a digital storytelling project for the Tower of London. I worked with children and parents to create their own short, personal stories on iPads – from planning and creating the content, to editing and uploading.
Here are some of the iPad and iPhone apps for storytelling I explored for this project (and some other apps I also think are wonderful for creating stories):