- Posted February 25, 2011 by
New York, New York
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Make a #techlife digital collage
Roving Story. My #techlife Digital Collage
I do love a good story - always have and always will.
So you can imagine how excited I was by the potential opportunity of mobile storytelling.
As soon as I got my iPhone I was hooked. I was the consummate roving consumer. While waiting in line at the supermarket I would read breaking news & the latest musings on media, commerce & fashion.
My real time consumption never grew old but I wanted something more. I wanted to create and share. I watched as the technology evolved and how it enabled a new type of visual story to be told. A roving story, created by a single person on a single device. I downloaded and curated my own roving studio for less than $20 and committed to grabbing a picture or video clip multiple times a day.
I organized the roving studio into three main categories. Videography & Photography for content creation and Socialography for story publishing and engagement. I took the plunge and published my first mobile photo to Instagr.am. It was instantly addictive and inspiring. Publishing four picture stories a day payed off as my street photography became more daring.
I was now a roving content creator and I was hooked on creating reflections of my city for the world to see. Now what really got my creative juices flowing was the instant feedback and ongoing interaction with other visual storytellers from around the world. It has become a fantastic group for inspiration and support.
There is no doubt that mobile platforms & apps influence and shape the ongoing story and conversation that we have. Its part of its charm and its those sharing experiences that storytelling is all about. Everyone is a storyteller. The more we tell stories the better we get.
This is my #techlife and If you fancy yourself as a teller of stories join me and the millions of other users on Instagr.am My handle is @fashion