June 13, 2009

The Infinite Canvas Reloaded: Digital Storytelling, Webcomics, and Web 2.0

The slides for the presentation that I gave at the 2009 NMC Summer Conference are now online. Here's the original session description:

In 2000, Scott McCloud created the concept of the "infinite canvas," a radical re-envisioning of the narrative possibilities opened up for comics by their transition from the printed page to the computer screen. Now, his vision is finally coming to fruition, enabled by new technologies and Web 2.0 tools. This session will examine how the new comics transform digital storytelling, the tools needed, and how to put the results to good use in academia.

My thanks to everyone who participated in this session — I really enjoyed the conversations that followed it.

Posted by Ruben at June 13, 2009 12:38 PM

Thank you for webbing up that material, Ruben. And thank you for a fine session. Very thought-inspiring.

Posted by: Bryan Alexander at June 15, 2009 12:29 PM

Hello sir!

I just wanted to say how honored I am you referenced my comic in your presentation. It looked like a really fascinating conversation about the "infinite canvas."

Thanks again!

Posted by: Michael M. at July 1, 2009 3:46 PM

6 (!) years later and you're still making me think!

Posted by: Ryan Stevens at July 30, 2009 11:57 PM