Alan Levine

alan levine

A pioneer on the web in the 1990s and an early proponent of blogs and RSS, Alan Levine shares his ideas and discoveries at CogDogBlog. Among his recent interests are new forms of web storytelling (including 50+ Web 2.0 Ways To Tell a Story, pechaflickr, and the StoryBox), as well as leading and teaching the open digital storytelling class, ds106. He consults with higher educational institutions on digital technologies and the affordances of the open web, working with a variety of institutions and organizations such as Virginia Commonwealth University, Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, The Open University, Digital Media Hub, and Mozilla. Additionally, he develops open web-based tools shared openly on Github.


Blogs (2)


Networked Narratives: Designing for Emergence

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

netnarr In our last script published here, we approached our Networked Narratives course (@NetNarr) in an emergent fashion. This next installment considers how students explore digital identity via a number of role-play activities, influenced by a few outside mystery characters. Designing for Emergence, The Screenplay, Part 2 Act 2: Scene 1 (A slow dissolve into a view over Alan’s shoulder in a video call with Mia. It’s the summer of 2017, and he sees the bright light coming through the window behind her in New Jersey. Likewise, the warm Arizona light coming in his window lights up


Networked Narratives: Digital Alchemy of Storytelling

Monday, June 19, 2017

alchemy More than enough books, TED Talks, and blog posts have described the potential of storytelling. Stories often enhance our endeavors, whether in business communication or in learning, in political rhetoric or in our overall understanding of the world. The emphasis on the special essence of the story suggests an existence of a certain kind of magic. Could a story work like an elixir? For us, this notion of the magic in stories paved the way for our “digital alchemy” effort co-teaching Networked Narratives — a 2017 open course based on a digital storytelling class at Kean