Imagine waking up every day knowing that your job is to create something amazing and get it out it into the world. Welcome to the life of Senongo Akpem.
At his day job for Cambridge University Press, Senongo creates digital experiences as a writer, illustrator and design lead. He extends those digital experiences through PixelFable, a website featuring beautifully-illustrated collections of interactive children’s stories.
In short, Senongo Akpem is a storyteller. And he uses digital tools to enhance his ability to tell those stories.
When asked, Senongo offered up an exceptional example of this storytelling technique: An Idea Lives On. This site is a set of interviews and stories about the people who were inspired by President John F. Kennedy. Each interview tells a different person’s story, and the president’s life and myth is almost tangential to theirs. Its an amazing collage of Kennedy’s life and death, and his impact on the American fabric. Check it out. It’s both elegant and powerful.
It’s easy to see why Senongo is passionate about his work.
At WebVisions PDX in May, Senongo will present “Hyperlinks and Storyarcs: Building Non-Linear Digital Narratives.” His session will offer examples of beautifully crafted non-linear digital narratives: disjointed stories, parallel narratives, even embedded memories. He will also provide a set of narrative principles and structures for attendees to build upon.
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See Senongo’s session on “Hyperlinks and Storyarcs: Building Non-Linear Digital Narratives” at WebVisions PDX at 1:30 pm on Thursday, May 8, 2014. If you haven’t already purchased tickets, you can register here!!