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Smart Storytelling Day, June 2018

Using our expertise in digital storytelling using smartphones, tablets, mobile devices and 360° video cameras, the Social Innovation Research Institute demonstrated how it was possible to support low cost, high value and engaging smart storytelling techniques.

Dr Hilary Davis (Senior Research Fellow) and Dr Max Schleser (Senior Lecturer, Department of Film and Animation) facilitated this Smart Storytelling Day on Tuesday 12 June 2018 at the Town Square Agency, Prahan. The event was well attended with representatives from a range of not-for-profit and council groups attending including:

  • Red Cross
  • Oxfam
  • Yarriambiack Shire Council
  • Eastern Community Legal Centre

The team showcased digital stories created by individuals at home, in workshops, and out and about in local communities. Individual representatives highlighted current social issues or problems present in their communities. Collectively we brainstormed how we might address these problems using smart storytelling tools and techniques, to create social impact.

One of our aims at the institute is to build better community connections, particularly with diverse and marginalised community groups, through smart storytelling workshops. With our new partners we intend to create a 'Digital Storytelling Collective' seeking to address social issues through smart storytelling engagement.

Professor Jane Farmer Foundation Director of the Social Innovation Research Institute