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Distributed Storytelling

AoDL Meetup
Show 'n Tell // Network // Drinks

20 July, 2012, 6.30pm-8.30pm
The Photographers’ Gallery
16-18 Ramillies Street, Soho, London W1F 7LW

// Line-up

- Thembisa Cochrane, Independent Producer & Writer
- Annette Mees, Co-Director of Coney
- Hillary Perkins, Multiplatform Commissioning Editor, Drama & Film at Channel 4
- Kim Plowright, Freelance New Media Project Manger / Producer / Consultant
- Liz Rosenthal, Founder & CEO of Power to the Pixel

After a wonderful start to our new format AoDL meetup series a few weeks ago, we have been eagerly planning some new Summer instalments. The next meetup will take place on Friday 20 July, from 6.30pm to 8.30pm, and it will explore the phenomenon of ‘Distributed Storytelling’.

Distributed or transmedia storytelling is a way of telling stories across multiple platforms, that creates individually distinct narratives, which remain related to a central story. Not to be confused with multimedia storytelling - more associated with broadcast and advertising - it employs social media to develop many levels of narrative around a piece of work. Through a feedback process between the audience, as participants, and the lead creators, successful distributed storytelling projects can help to deepen engagement, increase discussion and augment the collective understanding of the work.

For every AoDL event we are creating a research area on our collaborative and open wiki platform, TheKnowledge, where research topics can be explored together to stimulate and increase shared understanding. As this is an open platform we encourage those who know a bit about the theme to create an account on the wiki and edit/add content. You can also mail [masked] who will upload it for you.

The meetups are open to all and we would be delighted if you would pass this onto a friend or colleague who might be interested.

We look forward to seeing you there!

The AoDL Team

**The post-social social**

We have access to the venue until 8.30pm but hey it’s a Friday night, so why stop the socialising there? For those who want to continue we’ve designated a nearby pub The Red Lion (14 Kingly Street, W1B 5PR) as our ‘after hours’ watering hole.

The AoDL meetups are presented by OpenMute in partnership with The Photographers' Gallery

About Art of Digital London
AoDL is a research programme and network that runs an online peer learning resource, regular public events, training sessions and meetings about digital strategy in culture. Over 2011 AoDL in partnership with The Photographers’ Gallery ran a series of successful discussion groups building on the thematics of its founding programme of Salons & Surgeries [masked]). Including such topics as Open Archiving and IPTV, these continue to drive a collaborative research project conducted on AoDL's Wiki resource, TheKnowledge.

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  • Andy K. - 22 rules to storytelling, according to Pixlar. If only they'd been at our event last week!

    July 26, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent speakers and free beer, can't beat that combination! (well, maybe with free food, too, but let's not be greedy!) The presentations were brief but contained lost of useful information.

    July 24, 2012

  • Alison B.

    Really interesting topic and speakers.

    July 21, 2012

  • MJY (Michael Y.

    Interesting exploration

    July 21, 2012

  • Vikram S.

    Very informative. Very lively.

    July 21, 2012

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