Storytelling Via Curation

Curation is a funny thing. When I hear the word I think about museums or galleries; of sharing rare sights with the masses. Curation as storytelling, as a medium for disseminating content, is not something I’d ever thought about before. My project is more of a short form curation than a story telling one. I started with the notion that culture can be brought into public consciousness the same way a stereotype or gender ideal can.

Storify is pretty easy, but frustrating at the same time. I don’t like working in essentially the bottom third of my screen, or not having a way (at least that I’ve found) to leave space for future content; i.e. I suddenly remember a website I want to add between two elements, but I’m working on getting text finished before I track it down. A place-marker would be handy. I did like that I could essentially drag-and-drop content without writing code to embed or display it, and that the elements could be drug around.

Overall, curation is something I can see myself doing in the future, particularly for flipped lessons or supplemental resources.


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