DS in Singapore eight years on

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DS in Singapore eight years on

On 18 September I will be starting my 22-day long trip to the USA. I am honoured to be awarded a grant from the National Arts Council of Singapore to present a paper at International Digital Storytelling Conference 2015 held at Smith College, Massachusetts. The last conference I participated in was held in Wales in 2011 where I was the keynote speaker.

DS in Singapore is still a work in progress. I have interacted with digital storytelling practitioners and academics who are interested in DS in Singapore. A few asked what it takes to start DS in their country. The topic that I proposed for DST2015 early this year, Pioneering a Digital Storytelling Movement, was really a response to their questions.

However, when I received the acceptance email from the conference committee, I pinched myself for proposing such an audacious topic. I can’t say DS is a movement (yet). But I remember how far we have come and the many ground breaking firsts that has inspired those I had interacted with.

Visionaries are people who see things long before they are a reality. They are catalysts who put their money where their mouth is to make something they believe in happen. It was in 2007 when I stumbled on DS. Almost eight years on and I am still plodding. We have had many setbacks but I am proud of what we have achieved. The things that I spoke about in Wales still rings strong in my heart. I look forward to interacting and learning with the international community of digital storytelling academics and practitioners.

My trip will take me to Chicago, Boston and Colorado Springs to see family and friends. At every stop I will be meeting people who want to know more about DS. In Colorado, I will facilitate Storytelling for Leaders, Culture Shapers and Change Makers – Storytelling in a digital age workshop.

By | 2018-03-30T21:46:15+00:00 17th September, 2015|Milestone, Singapore, Beyond Singapore, Editor's Choice|1 Comment

About the Author:

Angeline Koh is the Founder and Principal Storytelling Coach at Tyros Global. Since 2010, Angeline has been providing Storytelling, Design and Communications Coaching and Services for Individuals and Non-Geek Marketplace Professionals, SMEs and in-house Communicators of Large Corporation in this social media digital age. She loves seeing her participants eyes come alive when they showcase their own self-created digital stories for the first time. She would like to come alongside to help you tell your story too. Your stories matters because YOU matter! http://tyros.sg/about-angeline-koh/

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  1. Joshua Kuek September 2015 at 8:38 AM - Reply

    Hi, Angel, happy to hear that u are going to USA to share & explore in the field of DS. I am thinking perhaps can arrange u cone to Malaysia, particularly our Manjung district Churches( very near to the well known Pulau Pangkor/ Lumut)/Sitiawan-a Christian heritage in Malaysia)) to share with us about the DS. It will be exciting!

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