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I am undertaking a part-time MA in Digital Media [September 2010 to 2012] at the School of Media, University of Lincoln.  I have completed my first year creative project - phew! - and welcome feedback.


 

Click on Storytelling Snaps to see my original online interactive project where you pick through the photos and hear stories that span a lifetime of memories over one man’s eighty years.  They are spontaneous stories triggered the moment I showed him family archives that were stored away. Now they have been given a digital life to a new audience whereby each snapshot shares its tale.

 

I was curious about how a shot captures a moment that can trigger a memory and release a story.  In Sontag’s essay Plato’s Cave (1977) for me she accurately described photographs as “experience captured” and that, in essence, conceptually inspired my project.   

 

 



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Comment by RS Wright on July 25, 2011 at 17:56

Thank you for your comment Gandha, much appreciated.

Yes digital media is wonderful and there are many opportunities to experiment with.

Comment by Gandha Key on July 24, 2011 at 19:48
What an amazing project and such a wonderful use of web technology.

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