Telling Old Stories with New Media
New technologies like social media and smartphones are transforming the way histories can be told. Adam will discuss some of the possibilities of historical storytelling in the digital age, delving into exciting new ways of exploring the past and connecting with new audiences. He’ll share some of the insights he’s learned by working on the Canadiana YouTube series and his multimedia Toronto Dreams Project, which aims to bring history alive through a combination of new and traditional media.
More About Adam
Adam Bunch is the author of The Toronto Book of the Dead and the host of Canadiana, an online documentary series on the hunt for the most incredible stories in Canadian history. His multimedia Toronto Dreams Project explores the history of Toronto through fictional dreams written about figures from the city’s past; it earned an honourable mention for a Governor General’s History Award in 2012. He’s also a former history columnist for Spacing Magazine and the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and his work has been featured by the CBC, the Art Gallery of Ontario, and The Toronto Star among other places.