Kansas City Public Library – Plaza Branch, 4801 Main Street, Kansas City, MO
The public is invited to attend this reception and presentation about Mizzou’s new Digital Storytelling 4-year degree program. Admission is free. Come at 6:00 to enjoy the beverages and hors d’oeuvres and then at 7:00 hear program director Joanna Hearne discuss “Digital Storytelling — The Newest and Fastest Growing Major in A&S” followed by Prof. Joseph Erb discussing “From Digital Storytelling to Lightning Paper: Telling Ancient Stories at the Speed of Light.”
Digital Storytelling — The Newest and Fastest Growing Major in A&S Joanna Hearne
Digital storytelling combines ancient practices of narrative with computer-based technologies in a variety of media–including images, text, audio and video, animation and networked communication. Program Director Joanna Hearne shares the story of digital storytelling at Mizzou and invites us to think about how certain forms of media, such as animation, can help communities tell their stories.
From Digital Storytelling to Lightning Paper: Telling Ancient Stories at the Speed of Light Prof. Joseph Erb
Joseph Erb is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation and an artist working in digital animation. He created the first computer-animated film and the first planetarium show in a Native American language and led major projects–working closely with Apple and later Microsoft, Google, and Facebook–to embed the Cherokee syllabary on the iPhone, iPad, and social media sites as well as Gmail and the search engine Google. He will talk about animating traditional stories in Cherokee and share insights from his recent work designing Cherokee language fonts for digital platforms.
Admission is Free
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