Ever wonder how these stories of great myths such as ‘Oisin in Tir Na Og’, ‘The apocalypse’ or ‘The children of Lear’ and have survived centuries and yet we can no longer pass a simple message from one end of a line to another in a game of Chinese whispers. What made our pre-assessors so much more accurate in the skill and art of storytelling when we are the ones that hold the tools accurately document stories? Bizarre to find something we have so drastically regressed in when we are constantly craving a sense of evolution, a sense that we are better than what was before us.

So I’ve been told, story telling is much like music. A tradition that’s been there long before the skill of writing. Poems, myths and stories were put into the form of songs to make them easy to remember. Another method people used in peru was the ‘Quipu’ an ancient way of remembering stories ‘Some of the knots, as well as other features, such as colour, are thought to represent non-numeric information, which has not been deciphered. It is generally thought that the system did not include phonetic symbols analogous to letters of the alphabet.’ Storytelling has greatly evolved since this time.

Now, As Alex Sheehan said ‘Storytelling is evolving and becomin part of the digital age from book-Kindle-Xbox there’s a story to be told behind everything #DHUCCtwessay’ Its positive that we can bring forward such an old tradition and mould it to fit in todays society. I feel its important that we use the ways of the past to guide us into the future, sure we only learn from our previous mistakes. This once again confirmed my Katie Buckleys tweet that says ‘Storytelling is adapting for the digi age. Stories can now move across digital and tangible media. πŸ“–βœ’ #DHUCCTwessay’. We keep moving forward in our exploration of technology and I really like how we bring forward old traditions with us and don’t just forget and leave them in the past.

References:

http://listverse.com/2014/01/16/10-universal-myths-of-the-ancient-world/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quipu

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>Storytelling is a old technique of passing on myths by word of mouth which has evolved from generation to generation <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/DHUCCTwessay?src=hash”>#DHUCCTwessay</a></p>&mdash; Fat Monica (@LauraDadgarPhil) <a href=”https://twitter.com/LauraDadgarPhil/status/669594343079047170″>November 25, 2015</a></blockquote> //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>Storytelling is adapting for the digi age. Stories can now move across digital and tangible media. πŸ“–βœ’ <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/DHUCCTwessay?src=hash”>#DHUCCTwessay</a&gt; <a href=”https://t.co/kVyfVJyvUc”>https://t.co/kVyfVJyvUc</a></p>&mdash; β˜€Katie Buckley (@KatiieTokiio) <a href=”https://twitter.com/KatiieTokiio/status/667691375312412672″>November 20, 2015</a></blockquote> //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

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