Multimodal Composition and Creativity

Macleroy, Vicky. 2016. Multimodal Composition and Creativity. In: Vicky Macleroy and Jim Anderson, eds. Multilingual Digital Storytelling: Engaging creatively and critically with literacy. Oxford: Routledge, pp. 163-177. ISBN ISBN-10: 1138795801 [Book Section]

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The focus in this chapter is multimodal composition and examining the creativeprocess of digital storytelling. Lundby (2008) talks about how digital storytelling‘creates a new composition’ through the multimodality of its stories and textsand challenges schools’ notion of literacy. In exploring the interactive andcomposing processes of digital storytelling, we highlight ‘the processual characterof creativity and aesthetic aspects of digital creation’ (Nyboe and Drotner,2008). In examining the digital world here, we aim to look at how young peoplelearn to become meaning makers and in the creation of a digital story decidehow ‘each of its elements – space, time, objects, beings, and actions – can beselected, arranged, and transformed for the needs of an aesthetic experience’
(Friedlander, 2008: 186).

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