Brief Description of the Conference
The Inter-university Institute for Applied Modern Languages of the Comunitat Valenciana (IULMA) & the Departament de Filologia Anglesa i Alemanya of the Universitat de València will be hosting the International Conference on Digital Storytelling between the 21st and 23rd of March 2012 in Valencia (Spain).
Digital Storytelling is the modern expression of the ancient art of telling stories. Digital stories derive their power by weaving images, music, narrative and voice together, thereby giving another dimension and vivid color to characters, situations, experiences, and insights. Tell your story now digitally. - Leslie Rule, Center For Digital Storytelling
Digital storytelling combines the longstanding art of telling stories with any of a variety of available multimedia tools, including graphics, audio, video animation, and Web publishing. It has become both an educational and a cultural phenomenon which has certainly given a new dimension to the art of storytelling. Digital Storytelling is currently being used in more than 80 countries with many different applications, including education, marketing, and self-expression, among others.
In this conference we hope to gather here in Valencia those who want to share and explore these new pedagogical/socio-cultural dimensions of digital storytelling as well as learn how the use of technology has helped transform the whole experience of storytelling into something more personal and within everyone’s reach.