Twinery

From Community Narrations

Aims of the practice and description of participants

Create a non-linear (multiple-choice) story.

Resources, Materials needed

Computer/tablet.

Duration

60-120 mins.

Step-by-step - what has to be done?

Students click on the online version of https://twinery.org/ . Then, they create and name their new project and add a new node. In this first text box, they write the beginning of the story. To let the reader decide on how the story will continue, the narrator writes several options in DOUBLE squared brackets e.g.
It was a warm Thursday afternoon, when Marcus decided to walk back to his hotel. But somehow he felt the sudden urge to [eat Tiramisu] or [get some Stracciatella ice-cream]
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This will automatically generate two new nodes, thus creating a twinery of the story. From here on, the author continues the twining by adding new options to the plot. It is possible to test run the story at all times. Then, the project must be downloaded. As twinery does not provide a server for you to upload the story, you must search for a server/website that can.
There are some free platforms where one must create an account to upload the stories:
e.g. http://textadventures.co.uk/
It is recommended, that the facilitator creates an account and collects the downloaded files from the participants and then uploads the stories. He may then share the links of each story.

After the scene is performed, the facilitator engages in a discussion with the observers asking them for their interpretations of what they have just witnessed. He then explains the culture of the island of Albatross: The ground is considered to be holy. Only women are allowed to touch the sacred ground barefoot, as they represent a higher hierarchy. The women feed the men, as the men are not allowed to touch what comes from the ground. The man is allowed to come closer to the holy ground by touching the woman's head and bowing it to the floor.

Learning Outcomes - which skills are addressed?

Primary coding skills, exploring advantages of a digital learning tool for creative writing, experimenting with a digital tool to create a myriad of new possibilities for its usage.

How do you check the outcomes are reached?

The story files are shared and uploaded on the internet. The participants can then share the links to their stories with other participants.

Further Links/Readings

https://twinery.org/ http://textadventures.co.uk/