Folklore and Digital Media: Unpacking the Meaning of Place Through Digital Storytelling

  • Tanis GrandisonEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11318)


This research investigates how digital folklore and digital media can be used as a method to unpack the meaning of place and to discover personal geographies of place. The research focuses on Wester Hailes, a deprived area to the West of Edinburgh. This research combines a critical heritage approach with psychogeography to elicit folklore from Wester Hailes school children. The paper argues that this inter-disciplinary approach affords children with competencies to create their own stories through physical computing and digital storytelling techniques.


Psychogeography Physical computing Co-creation Digital media Critical heritage 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Edinburgh Napier UniversityEdinburghUK

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