This week curated by:
- Michael Meimaris – Professor Emeritus of New Technologies in Media, Communication and Education, Faculty of Communication and Media Studies, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
- Evika Karamagioli – PhD, Scientific Associate, Faculty of Communication and Media Studies, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
- Effie Giannou – MSc, PhD(c), Faculty of Communication and Media Studies, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
Prof M.Meimaris and his team have been working for more than 12 consecutive years in the field of digital storytelling. More than 800 stories have been produced, all focusing on empowering their creators from 5 years to 85 years old to document their experiences and feelings regarding personal and societal matters. Two international conferences on DST have been organized in Greece- Athens (2014) and Zakynthos (2018).
This playlist presented includes 10 examples of digital stories created over the last two months during a variety of research projects on the broad theme of Isolation & Distancing. The key idea is to showcase views and perspective of how internal and external boundaries transform people’s lives stressing in parallel the role of digital tools and technologies as self expression and community building “enablers”.
The first three stories were produced in the framework of a postgraduate course at the University of the Aegean, focusing on the theme “isolation-confinement”.
These four stories were produced during a free digital storytelling course via Facebook focusing on the theme “ the pandemia of the insecurities”, a term that has been used by the spokesperson of the Greek government commenting on the coronavirus-related measures.
Last but not least, here are three stories that were produced by students during the 2019 – 2020 academic year in the postgraduate digital storytelling course at the M.A. “Information and Communication Technologies in Education” at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, focusing on the theme “physical/personal distancing”.
Note: Most stories are captioned in english. If you do not see this, confirm that CC is turned on in the YouTube control bar.