Pondering ‘The hidden reality’

By Limor Shiponi If you can spare the time to watch Brian Green in conversation with Amir D. Aczel, to my humble opinion it’s absolutely worth your while. Several ideas mentioned by Mr. Green seem totally valid to me and the question of validating them through observation is solved from my point of view; if they are conceivable for both …

In search of a storytelling ‘grid’ | part VIII | Storytelling skills

By Limor Shiponi Thinking about storytelling skills can become a complicated task considering its reciprocal nature and the presence of three partners: The witnesses can be many different people for every telling, each one of them a universe within a universe Stories are many too and they go through changes and influences The storyteller himself changes all the time It’s …

In search of a storytelling ‘grid’ | Part VII | What is story-work made of?

By Limor Shiponi Cynthia’s request about creating a storytelling ‘grid’ in relation to story-work appears in a comment she made to Part V. If summarized, I think this is what we get: The ‘grid’ has to include places story practitioners can point at and state “Here I am; here I am not”. When they state so they are relating to …

In search of a storytelling ‘grid’ | part VI | Witness (listener)

By Limor Shiponi Before starting to deconstruct parts of the dynamic storytelling act and mapping story-work traits with the help of story practitioners, there is one more issue I believe we need to look at on the meta-level and that is the part of the witness – more often related to as listener and audience. It is important to remember …

In search of a storytelling ‘grid’ | part V | Utterance

By Limor Shiponi Back to the core model of storytelling, starting to examine its components. Remember this entire search was initiated in order to find possible common ground between various practices whose members state they are connected to storytelling one way or another. As usual, you are welcome to make any comment. Utterance is a spoken expression, something said. It …

In search of a storytelling ‘grid’ | Part IV

By Limor Shiponi ‘Grid’ is now in inverted commas since it’s obvious the final form cannot be 2D and most probably not 3D either. It’s only a matter of convenience to keep presenting them that way (creating illustration 4 was already quite a challenge for me; please forgive any imprecision). By now I have on the ‘grid’ the core model …

In search of a storytelling grid | Part III

By Limor Shiponi Continuing the search for a storytelling grid it is getting obvious that eventually it will not be a grid i.e. 2D net. It can’t be a 3D form either since elements of time and change are involved (any suggestions for a form?). In the meanwhile I’m looking at the inner threefold of storytelling – the elements that …

In search of a storytelling grid | a question for story practitioners

By Limor Shiponi I’m working on creating a storytelling grid that can help map the field of things named storytelling. If you’re curious, please read post I & post II and don’t miss the interesting comments. At the same time I’d like to present a question to story practitioners in order to create a survey and compare your answers to …

In search of a storytelling grid | part II

By Limor Shiponi Building upon the previous post where I presented the idea of creating a grid and the threefold as the core model of storytelling I would like to look for a moment at what happens to it during a storytelling event. Understanding the dynamics even in a very basic way, helps realize more parts of the grid I’m …

In search of a storytelling grid | Part I

By Limor Shiponi This search is going to take several posts to complete and I hope it provokes a good conversation. The idea: to create a frame of reference for many story-work forms that represent truly good intentions and work, while helping everybody realize what part of storytelling they are actually referring to. I also intend to clear some misconceptions …