Photography: Michelle Peek
REDLAB (Revisioning Differences Mobile Media Arts Lab) is both a physical space at the University of Guelph, and a state-of-the-art mobile media lab comprising sound and video recording equipment and MacBook Pro computers loaded with video production and editing software.
What is Digital Storytelling?
Digital storytelling involves making 2–5 minute-long videos pairing audio recordings of personal and communal narratives with photographs, video clips, music, dance, artwork, and more over a 2-3 day process.
Who we work with
We work to support and equip academics, non-profit organizations, and professional networks with cutting edge technological tools and methodologies to tell meaningful stories. We specialize in the use of digital storytelling as a research method and as a tool for furthering conversations around advocacy, inclusion, and social change.
For examples of storytelling workshops we've worked on, please visit our storytelling workshops page.
What happens during a storytelling workshop?
Through the workshop, participants will:
Develop knowledge about digital storytelling in research and community action
Explore the possibilities of using arts-based methods for community dialogue, policy change, and personal growth
Examine the theory and practice around challenging dominant representations through art-making
Create an engaging digital story
What is included?
Consultation and/or collaboration in developing a curriculum to orient participants to the purpose of the workshop
Onsite facilitators for the duration of the entire 3-day workshop to help maintain a safe-space and support participants during the story development
Access to 15 MacBook Pro computers, fully equipped with sound and video recording and editing software
Onsite technical support during Day 2 and Day 3
Professional photographers and filmmakers to support participants’ creation of digital stories and to document the story development process
A private online album of all completed multimedia stories.
Rice, C., & Mundel, I. (2019). Multimedia storytelling methodology: Notes on access and inclusion in neoliberal times. Canadian Journal of Disability Studies, 8(1): 118-148. https://doi.org/10.15353/cjds.v8i1.473
Rice, C., & Mündel, I. (2018). Storymaking as methodology: Disrupting dominant stories through multimedia storytelling. Canadian Review of Sociology, 55(2): 211-231. https://doi.org/10.1111/cars.12190