ACMI is the Australian Centre for Excellence for Digital Storytelling.
Digital Storytelling originated in the USA over 10 years ago and ACMI is now part of an international network of digital storytellers initiated by the Centre for Digital Storytelling (CDS) based at Berkeley University in California, USA. Digital Storytelling continues to expand internationally and centres for excellence now exist in the UK, Europe, Canada, Japan and New Zealand.
International affiliates of Digital Storytelling are listed below. Most of the websites have streaming media versions of the Digital Stories that you can watch online.
Capture Wales Project
Digital Storytelling from Wales. You can watch a selection of stories from the project online.
Center for Digital Storytelling
The original Centre for Digital Storytelling in California, USA.
Digital Clubhouse nNetwork
A non-profit organisation that produces Digital Storytelling projects in the US.
Digital Storytelling Clubhouse - Silicon Valley
Digital Storytelling projects from Silicon Valley.
"I think Digital Storytelling is so exciting. As a counsellor I see the potential of creating greater awareness of the 'worth of lived experienced'! It was wonderful to have the opportunity to be involved and do a story on my uncle."
Participant, Alzheimer's Australia Vic. Workshop, 2003.
Digital Storytelling Festival
This festival aims to create inspiration for the creative application of digital technology to the ancient art of storytelling. The program includes workshops and conference presentations.