New Media Storytelling as Experimental Ethnography: The 24-Picture Day Halloween Project

By Kerric Harvey.

Published by The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Communication

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Published online: May 30, 2014 $US5.00

The author introduces a new paradigm for collecting visual ethnographic material in a dynamic and interactive fashion and describes how the same model can also be as a conflict mediation device to enhance understanding across cultural or political divides. The “24 Picture Day” paradigm uses mobile phone cameras or inexpensive, non-professional digital still cameras to let people on both sides of a conflict experience each other’s point of view through a new media storytelling experience.

Keywords: Experimental Ethnography, New Media Storytelling, Experimental Documentary, Drama for Conflict Transformation, Interactive Documentary, Conflict Resolution, Theatre for Social Change, Political Theatre, Political Communication

The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Communication, Volume 8, Issue 1, May 2014, pp.9-22. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: May 30, 2014 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 561.707KB)).

Dr. Kerric Harvey

Associate Director, Center for Innovative Media and Associate Professor, SMPA, School of Media and Public Affairs, The George Washington University, Washington, District of Columbia, USA

Dr. Kerric Harvey is a tenured associate professor and the associate director of the Center for Innovative Media in the School of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University. Harvey is also a working playwright and screenwriter who explores intercultural conflict in a variety of historical periods and places, including real-world, online and social media landscapes. As a media anthropologist, she also writes about the media arts and cultural archetype in the public imagination, the anthropological effects of new media technologies, and media globalisation and political identity.