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Evolution of Storytelling

EVOLUTIONK STORYTELLING ORIGINS SIORTELLING ANCIENT EGYPTIAN ANGIENT GREEK POETS STORIES The origin of storytelling goes back to prehistoric times. Cavemen told each other stories for In ancient Egypt, storytelling was used for communications, The Greek used their stories to explain natural occurrences, in the form of myths. Homer, the greatest of ancient Greek poets, created the Illiad and Odyssey, two epic poems that lie at the beginning of the entertainment and religious mystical rituals or before hunting. The stories were mostly transmitted orally or represented through sign language or rock drawings. purposes. The three sons of Cheops, for example, entertained their father with stories. Western literature. SHADOWPLAY IN AŠIA TROUDADOURS PRINTING PRESS In Asia, there's a long tradition of shadow plays. This is a form of storytelling that uses paper puppets. It isn't very.clear when shadow plays first came into existence (it's likely that some kind of shadow plays existed among prehistoric humans), but the first written proof of it dates back to 100 BC. In the early 1500s, the printing In the Middle Ages, troubadours provided the illiterate population and the court with stories, often press was invented, which |changed storytelling profoundly. With this new invention, books accompanied by some music. They travelled from land to land, gathering news and learning the most celebrated stories from were easy to reproduce and information became accessible to the masses. various regions. SHAKESPEARE'S PLAYS MOVIES 4 RADIO GOLDEN AGE OF TV Although a lot of people who still couldn't read during the Renaissance period, Shakespeare's legendary plays were a perfect solution for The Industrial Revolution brought us some storytelling machines that changed the way we make and perceive stories forever. With movies and radio, people could actually see or hear the story, which made it easier to process. After World War II came the golden age of television. Now people could enjoy watching stories at home. This was also a great opportunity for brands to tell their stories through both the literate and illiterate. The eloquent words were understandable for people who could read, the body language and humorous sketches for those who couldn't. commercials. Unfortunately, air time was very expensive and only a limited number of brands could tell stories on screen. INTERNET TRANSMEDIA STORYTELLING ALTERNATE REALITY GAMES Alternate Reality Games blur the borders bet ween reality and fiction. A story can be told now by using a different medium for each part. In this way, you can read the beginning of a story on a poster, see a second part on YouTube and discuss the end on Facebook. You can even continue the adventures of your protagonist in a videogame to make the experience more complete! This is the moment we saw This all changed with the introduction of the Internet. From this point on, everybody could tell their stories in different ways, using blog posts, YouTube videos or websites. characters appear in all kinds of media, from books to movie theatres, in video games or on social media all over the web. Creating content on the Internet is not only an effective way to reach people all over the world; it's also much cheaper than television! With the Internet everywhere and smartphones and tablets being an important part of our life, characters got the chance to step out of our books. THE FUTURE LOCATION BASED AUGNENTED REALITY STORYTELLING Mobile devices also became a new technique for storytelling. With Augmented Reality Storytelling, you can integrate the story into your real life or become a character yourself with Location-Based Games. In Location-Based Games, you can follow a story by walking through a city for example. Every place will give you more information about the game and the story behind it. STORYTELLING So what will the future bring for our stories? Will we be able to break down the borders bet ween fiction and reality? Will we become real characters, interacting with our favourite superheroes? One thing is sure: storytelling will always be there, no matter how much new technology will change it. iversity Education. Online. Free SOURCES: htt p://press.princeton.edu/chapters/s9676.pdf htt p//www.fastcócreate.com/1681470/the fut ure-of-storytelling-immersion-integration-interactivity-impact htt p://www.mikelockett.com/downloads/ History%20 of%20 Storytelling.pdf htt p://thebravediscussion.com/ 2011/07/644/ hitp://www.storyteller.net/articles/7 htt p//www.storytellingday.net/ history-of-storytelling-how-did-storytelling.html htt p:// bigfishpresentations.com/ 2012/0 21 28/a-very-brief-history-of-storytelling/ htt p//www.yout ube.com/watch?v= p6 E8jpFasRO

Evolution of Storytelling

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