The Digital Storytelling (DS) Working Group (closed group) serves as a resource and support for DS practitioners, researchers, academics, companies and social workers from around the world.

The group was initiated by Story Center’s Executive Director and Pioneer of DS, Joe Lambert. Here are just some of the locations around the world where digital storytelling is used.


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Editors John Hartley and Kelly McWilliam wrote:

“Since first emerging in the 1990s, DS has grown exponentially…

However, DS has not been taken up evenly ‘around the world.’ For example, while DS is widely used across North America, Europe, Australasia, it is less developed in Asia, Africa, and South America. Most of the workshops held on those continents have been run or led by Western organizations or Western workshop facilitators and, by and large have not resulted in ongoing local programs…
– Story Circle: Digital Storytelling Around the World, 2009

There is great potential for bringing DS to Asia with many uses. DS was first introduced in Singapore in 2007 by the National Book Development Council of Singapore. Since 2009, Tyros Global (formerly Digital Storytelling Asia) has been keeping the Story Circle going. Besides Singapore, Tyros Global founder Angeline Koh has facilitated workshops in the Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Myanmar.

Angeline facilitates Branding and Pitching through Storytelling training for the marketplace.

This article was first published on 23 Feb 2013 and updated on 24 Jan 2017.