Leslie Rule

KQED's Digital Storytelling Initiative in San Francisco
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Leslie Rule runs KQED's Digital Storytelling Initiative in San Francisco, focusing on education and community outreach. She is also co-director of the Center for Locative Media, a non-profit organization for research and implementation of location-based new media and emerging technology projects. Over the last 10 years, Rule developed a nationally recognized teacher-training program for the American Film Institute, taught new media storytelling at the College of San Mateo, and served as an educational technologist in middle and high school. As an expert on digital storytelling, locative media, and place-based narrative, she was a founding member and sat on the executive board of the Digital Storytelling Association. Also a founding member of the International Association for Mobile Learning, Rule is on the advisory board of ourmedia.org. She has spoken at numerous conferences, seminars and festivals, and trained over 2,500 new media storytellers around the world. Recent projects using mobile devices and emerging technologies include "Tagging the Blues Trail" in the Mississippi Delta for NBPC's new media institute, a three-square-block "soundscape" located in the Mission District of San Francisco, a 100-year anniversary re-visioning of the 1906 Earthquake in the Civic Center of San Francisco, and a social justice/environmental racism project in Oakland based on "Eyes on the Prize." Rule is a 2007 Knight News Foundation Grantee in locative media. She has degrees in rhetoric and linguistics from the University of California-Berkeley and a Master of Arts in education with an emphasis on instructional technology.

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March 03, 2008, 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
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