May 2013

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Ch. 16: Cell Phone Novels

Ch. 16: Cell Phone Novels

Chapter 16: Stories of the Mobile: Women, Micro-Narratives, and Mobile Novels in Japan by Larissa Hjorth   Chapter Abstract:  Drawing on case studies of mobile phone novels in Japan, keitai shôsetsu, sales of which stagger over the sale of print text books in the West, this chapter looks at the role that user created content plays in the creation of these cellphone novels. In Japan, thes… read more

Ch. 17: Telling Stories Through iPad Art

Ch. 17: Telling Stories Through iPad Art

Chapter 17: Telling Their Stories Through iPad Art: Narratives of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities by Jennifer Chatsick, Rhonda McEwen, and Anne Zbitnew   Chapter Abstract: The Visual Storytelling Club in Toronto, a group of college students with intellectual disabilities, uses iPads as devices for non-linear storytelling. Guided by various prompts and scenarios, the students draw… read more

Ch. 18: Memorialization

Ch. 18: Memorialization

Chapter 18: Mobile Media After 9/11: The September 11 Memorial & Museum App by Alberto S. Galindo   Chapter Abstract: Tragedies like the 9/11 attacks are understood not only by witnessing the events, but also by the ways these events are told and retold. When considering how such national traumas like 9/11 are told—through oral histories, photographs, visualizations like timelines,… read more

Ch. 19: Tales of Things

Ch. 19: Tales of Things

Chapter 19: Enhancing Museum Narratives: Tales of Things and UCL’s Grant Museum by Claire Ross, Mark Carnall, Andrew Hudson-Smith, Claire Warwick, Melissa Terras and Steven Gray   Chapter Abstract: Written collectively by a group of academics, curators, and designers, this chapter looks at the utilization of mobile media for enhanced meaning making and narrative engagement in museums. read more

Ch. 20: Crises and Community Storytelling

Ch. 20: Crises and Community Storytelling

Chapter 20: Mobilizing Cities: Alternative Community Storytelling by Mark Marino   Chapter Abstract: When trying to portray the diversity of urban spaces, mobile phones open narratives to include more kinds of voices into a more complex portrait of social relations. This chapter examines examples of this emerging genre, specifically focusing on Voces Móbiles (VozMob) and The LA Flood… read more

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