SPRING 2018 WORKSHOP SERIES
Be a part of the new Twin Ports Stories mobile story collection!
See a sample story
Registation is limited.
Make your First Story Level 1 (one session)
- Learn the basics of Aris Editor authoring tool.
- Design and create your own story with text and images. Add video if you wish.
- Viewers access new content by clicking different points on a map, by moving to a location (uses GPS like a walking tour), or by scanning a QR code (good for indoor locations)
Sat. March 3, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sat. March 17, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Make a Digital Story Level 2: Add Augmented Reality
(Participants must have attended one of the Level 1 sessions and should also have some video editing experience)
- Learn advanced features of Aris Editor game authoring tool.
- Design and create your own story with augmented reality—think Pokemon Go!
- Viewers use a photo or static graphic to access new content, and new content may be overlayed onto the live view (using the alpha channel)Sat. March 24 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Make a Digital Story: Finish Your Story
Sat. April 7, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
(Free to all who have attended one of the Level 1 sessions)
All workshops will be held at: Marshall School Computer Lab, 1215 Rice Lake Road, Duluth, MN
Stretch your imagination and broaden your audience by writing a story that readers experience on a mobile device. In this workshop, you’ll learn to use a free authoring tool called Aris Editor to create your own story that unfolds as readers interact with it. Your story can be text alone, or can include still photos or videos. Once published, your story will be available to all. To advance through your story, readers can walk or drive to locations. Additional content is made available via GPS location. Or, for indoor stories, you can have readers scan QR codes for additional content. No technical experience is needed.
Join one of the Level 1 sessions to complete a basic story in a day. Join the Level 2 course if you have some experience with video editing software and wish to add more advanced augmented reality features to your story. Participation any Level 1 session gets you access to a free drop-in session on April 7 to answer any questions and help you finish your story.
Showcase your work at a final public gathering in late Spring 2018. If you choose, you can add your story to the new a collection of Twin Ports Stories for mobile devices.
Choose your Level 1 workshop from two dates
OR choose a Levels 1 & 2 combination — be sure to select the dates you want.
You will be able to register for Level 2 ($30) after you complete Level 1 workshop if you wish, if there are seats available.
The final drop-in session, Sat. April 7, 10 am – 5 pm is free and open to all who have taken a Level 1 course. It is an optional session for anyone who needs extra help finishing their digital story. No registration is needed.
About the Instructor:
Lisa Larson used Aris Editor to develop new learning game modules with augmented reality for the Minnesota Historical Society for a project funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Lisa holds a Doctor of Education in Instructional Technology and Media and has led over 80 workshops. Contact her at email@example.com with any questions.
This workshop series was made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, thanks to legislative appropriation from the arts & cultural heritage fund.