‘The Lion’ all began with a picture of a faun carrying an umbrella and parcels in a snowy wood. This picture had been in my mind since I was about sixteen. Then one day, when I was about forty, I said to myself, ‘Let’s try to make a story about it.’
C. S. Lewis
So lets Your own image or vision that you are carrying with You. Let’s build characters from it and then follow the story wherever it might go. Let’s take on this challenge and make it to an adventure of Your own.
“I want children to be glued to interactive books that encourage singing and dancing. I feel when kids work together it brings about a different energy.” Lisa Loeb
Interactive books certainly taking the digital literature- and learning experience to the next level. The possible empowerment of a manuscript is next to endless. Where the basic solution is to always start from the reader or iReader that we prefer to call the user of an interactive book. Read more about our platform and services for interactive books.
I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.
We visited Museo Picasso in Barcelona this weekend, an extraordinary centre of inspiration from one of the greatest artists. Let’s take Pablo Picasso’s words on learning above with us this week and create something great in any format! Maybe even in the form of an interactive book, if interested, learn more about it here.
“I must say I find television very educational. The minute somebody turns it on, I go to the library and read a good book.”
Still, broadcasting media, like TV, have a huge impact on society. A form of media that can be defined as force-fed information to passive viewers. This in sharp contrast to other forms of media where activity is required and the user gives time to reflect and act. For example, a book is a friend and a guide to reflect upon, instead of a commander. Or an interactive book that both are a friend and an activating guide to empower your personal development, skills and knowledge etc.
“My experience of great storytelling, working with classics, is just finding a way to present it simply but let the story do its own work, or be an invite to the audience’s imagination.”
Let’s select one of the classics this weekend, capture its spirit, and transform this spirit into Your own work. In order to make the story do its own work or work as an invitation to the audience imagination.
From the Native American Legend of the Storytelling Stone that origins from the Seneca tribe from the area where Toronto are located today.
“My stories are like the stars that never fades. Some will remember every word I say, others just a part of it, and the rest nothing at all. When you ask for a story always give a gift in return.”
The power of storytelling and its origins
The power of an engaging story can change the world or keep it on its tracks. In this perspective fairy tales that lived on for hundreds of years has shown to be a powerful timeless source to influence societies. Recent research from Durham University anthropologist Dr Jamie Tehrani, and folklorist Sara Graça da Silva, from the New University of Lisbon, shows that fairy tales like “Beauty and the Beast” is much older than before was commonly thought. Read the full story here
There will be a challenge on this subject at the end of the week. Stay tuned!