DIY Media: Creating, Sharing and Learning with New Technologies

I have a book chapter in this hot-off-the-press book, co-authored with Nicole Tufano, called “Stop Motion Animation”. The description of the book (from is as follows:

Schools remain notorious for co-opting digital technologies to business as usual approaches to teaching new literacies. DIY Media addresses this issue head-on, and describes expansive and creative practices of digital literacy that are increasingly influential and popular in contexts beyond the school, and whose educational potential is not yet being tapped to any significant degree in classrooms. This book is very much concerned with engaging students in do-it-yourself digitally mediated meaning-making practices. As such, it is organized around three broad areas of digital media: moving media, still media, and audio media. Specific DIY media practices addressed in the chapters include machinima, anime music videos, digital photography, podcasting, and music remixing. Each chapter opens with an overview of a specific DIY media practice, includes a practical how-to tutorial section, and closes with suggested applications for classroom settings. This collection will appeal not only to educators, but to anyone invested in better understandingand perhaps participating inthe significant shift towards everyday people producing their own digital media.

I had great fun researching my chapter, and speaking with a number of members of the online stop motion animation community, a number of youtubers who regularly posted SMA, and I even communicated with the Hollywood animation archives people. I also spoke with marvellous Martin Waller about his work with “orange class” at a Primary school in the UK.

I’d love to hear about any Tasmanian schools doing exciting things with new media in their classrooms!

One thought on “DIY Media: Creating, Sharing and Learning with New Technologies

  1. Thank you for the kind words… I’m off to order my copy now! Hope all is well with you and you’re enjoying your new role at Tasmania. It was great to chat to you at London. Hoping to visit Australia next year so will let you know if it happens!

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