Did Tomas Nilson just tell the entire Little Red Riding Hood story using nothing but infographics?

You’re damn right he did. Just watch below.

(via Flowing Data)

8 Responses to “Telling stories in new ways”

  1. Jim Seybert says:

    The right side of my brain is smiling.
    The left side is pounding its fist on the table and shouting, BUT, BUT, BUT . . .
    Right side usually wins.

  2. James Lytle says:

    @ Jim – Very true. Mother literature just had a conniption. She’s still comes in handy though.

    The isometry is delightful.

  3. Claudia says:

    Wonderful! I shared this with my brilliant, creative son who was chastised by a teacher for illustrating his stories.

  4. Dennis Yuzenas says:

    I teach US History at Bak Middle School of the Arts. I had the opportunity to hear you speak last Thursday at the Kravis. Next year it’s all Right Brain learning for my students…

    Dan, any way you could infiltrate the textbook companies and free the nation’s children of their inferior texts? Oh wait! They also make the high stakes tests (FCRAP here in Florida.) We know that in education textbook politics trumps real education every time.

    I guess it’s time to become a Guerilla Teacher. My weapon of choice? A Whole New Mind.

  5. Esther Cherukara says:

    I just have to say that was pure genious.
    Were studying different ways to tell a story in English at school and i thought that this with a brilliant knew way to tell a story. I managed to follow it easily even without any sound and because it was involving technology i know it would appeal to other students much more interestingly than reading it from a book.
    Whether it helped me because i knew the story already that i could follow it easily im not sure but it sure is a great way to tell stories.

  6. Bill Williams says:

    Aristotle analyzed a play as consisting of six elements: A play is about someone…(character); in a situation…(story or action); who communicates…(language or pantomime); something…(ideas or self-revelation); in some manner…(rhythm, or dynamics); somewhere…(spectacle, even an empty space).

    I ask my theater students to create a perform different versions of The Three Little Pigs – each version with a primary emphasis on one of these elements. The same could be done with Little Red Riding Hood. Or any fairy tale. Depending upon the emphasis you get very different, very interesting versions of the same root tale.

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