For stories and ideas: Bret Boessen, Thomas Burkdall, Annette S. L. Evans,
Steven Kaye, Gail Matthews-DeNatale, Peter Naegele, Ruben Puentedura,
Geoff Scranton, Mike Sellers, Ed Webb, and Middlebury College folk Jason
Mittell and Hector Vila, the latter for inviting the Center for Digital Story-
telling to teach a workshop and encouraging me to attend; this book owes
much to that dual invitation.
Tobin Siebers for getting me to think about the uses of nonﬁction stories.
The superb Twitter and Facebook hordes: pfanderson, rivenhomewood,
KathrynTomasek, j_breitenbucher, and all.
Blog commentators Andy Havens, Steve Kaye, D’Arcy Norman, H. Pierce,
and more. Infocult is in your debt.
For teaching inspiration: my two genius co-teachers Bret Olsen and
For every kind of collaboration, from coauthoring to teaching, inspira-
tion to scheming: my wise and playful teachers Barbara Ganley and Alan
For all kinds of support and tolerance over many years: my NITLE col-
leagues. And especially the many NITLE workshop participants, in all their
energy, creativity, and generosity.
For helping me through the process of writing the book: Raymond Yee.
Howard Rheingold for endless inspiration and guidance.
For the second edition, many of these co-conspirators continue to give
generously of their thoughts and practice.
I would like to thank the StoryCenter crew, led by the very great Joe
Lambert, for not only kicking off their digital storytelling movement, but
also for putting up with my questions and brooding.
My family has pointed out many new stories and movements which I
might otherwise have missed.