Chris Morgan 'Mog' (University of Glamorgan, GEECS) presents on the Communities 2.0 digital inclusion project and the collection of digital stories that community members make.
Stories hold a special power to engage people and when those stories are personal, honest and genuine they can captivate and inspire in a way that excites, moves and motivates us. All personal stories have a special honesty that the storyteller themselves is not always conscious of, as so much can be said in a pause, a change of tone and a turn of phrase in which we hear the truth and genuineness of experience. As part of the Communities 2.0 digital inclusion project Mog's team collects digital stories that community members make for themselves, their community, family and friends using technology that many experience for the first time. This is the story of their work to date.