Digital Storytelling co-teacher, and Fort Vancouver Chief Ranger, Greg Shine, was featured recently in an article about research into a Buffalo Soldier who spent time at Fort Vancouver
Photo by Dean Baker/Special to The Oregonian.
A few relevant links from around the Interwebs:
A course co-taught by WSUV Professor Dene Grigar and the Chief Ranger & Historian at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, Greg Shine, began this past week.
Mobile Storytelling (DTC 354) this semester will use the Women and Domestic Life at the Village phase of the FVMobile project as the working centerpiece. Students meet twice a week, with the second meeting each week typically occurring at the Fort Vancouver site. They will have the opportunity to contribute to the project as part of their work in the class, and to bring their insights and ideas into the project.
The on site work will enable the students to have a greater sense of the stories they will tell through the mobile device, and allow them the chance to test them out in the place they are designed to be used. An overnight stay at the Fort might also be in the cards, to force the students to disconnect from the technology of today and live as its original inhabitants did.
A picture of a boy scout from Flag Day at Fort Vancouver ranked first in the Oregonian’s Best Life Photography of 2011. It seemed like an appropriate image to share at the start of a busy year!
The Fort Vancouver Mobile Project team met earlier today in the overflowing “skybox” office on WSUV’s campus. Brett Oppegaard led the meeting, and reviewed the projects ongoing and future projects.
The team featured people from Fort Vancouver’s staff , Videographers Forrest Burger and Troy Wayrynen, members from the Ke Kukui Fondation, content createor Brady Berkenmeier, graphic designer Marsha Matta, CMDC professors John Barber and Dene Grigar, History professor Steve Fountain, web developer Joe Oppegaard, and the Director of New and Social Media for the National Park Service John Tobiason, among others.
Having garnered $83,000 thus far in grants, the project has received support from the NEH, the Clark County Historical Promotion Grant, Washington State University Vancouver, and the Creative Media and Digital Culture programs. Forthcoming blogs will detail some more of what the project has in store for the coming year!
(Special thanks to Kerri Lingo for her copious notes from the proceedings!!!)
The Creative Media and Digital Culture (CMDC) program at WSUV will host a visit with John Tobiason, the Director of New and Social Media for the National Park Service, from December 11-14.
While visiting Vancouver, he plans on trying out the Fort Vancouver Mobile App (FVM) at the site, and as well as exploring future collaborations with FVM leaders Brett Oppegaard and Dene Grigar and the rest of the team. We are excited to have him here, and will post more details as they become available.
First, for those of you in the Vancouver, WA-Portland, OR, surrounding areas, Fort Vancouver offers a Christmas at the Fort event on Saturday, December 10.
Now on to the links….
A few links from around the Web on the latest in mobile storytelling and mobile application innovations and uses:
Finally, for those who haven’t seen it, Brett Oppegaard runs a Mobile Storytelling website with plenty of further resources and links on the subject.