Cowbird – participatory online documentary

Abstract from ‘Moving beyond evidence – participatory online documentary practice within the poetic framework of cowbird.com’ by Bettina Frankham, 2015. The growth of user contribution as a form of interaction within online documentary projects is causing a shift in the way that screen based documentary is conceived. Viewers become participants, taking on greater agency in Read more about Cowbird – participatory online documentary[…]

Participatory documentary – Long Story Short

Participatory documentary by Natalie Bookchin (in progress) Long Story Short From the Long Story Short project page: crowdsources stories and solutions from hundreds of people in the US fighting to rise into the middle class. Drawing from an archive of hundreds of video diaries made by very low income California residents, Long Story Short tells Read more about Participatory documentary – Long Story Short[…]

25 voices – participatory student project

Zoomslide in NZ put me onto this 25 voices project: 25 university students collaborated with 25 teenagers in a participatory journalism project geared towards telling the stories of young people in Grahamstown, South Africa. Situated in the Eastern Cape and home to one of the top tertiary institutions in the country, Rhodes University, the small Read more about 25 voices – participatory student project[…]