Creating and Curating Faith-Based Artifacts
Operational fluency with tools and methods for both constructing and critically collecting new media genres and objects. Using Mozilla’s Web Literacy categories, this is the ability to “write the Web. Creating a simple, short, first-person video with an intentional audience on YouTube or Facebook Live is a paradigmatic example. Evidence would also include a comfort with locating extant quality media online and sharing it with an intentional audience.
Research Interview Excerpts
What did the experts say?
“The best project … has been a project will allows them to make a film, really primarily so they learn more about the process, what happens to experience when it gets translated into video form.”
“[For class] they had to create stuff. They had to blog and they did digital storytelling … I would say it was a way to [ask] how to engage the public voice and formation. How do you do ministry in that public sphere?”[Use] the educational experience as an opportunity for wonder and experimentation or to just see what happens.”
“The way that faith and spirituality seeps into everyday life … It’d be interesting to see a congregation take that up and really curate whole digital spaces around expressing that and capturing that and documenting it … listening to people tell the stories about, ‘Well, why did you take this photo? Why is it this Bible verse that sits on your desk at work? What is that about?'”
REAL WORLD EXAMPLES
#gifbibleIn March 2017, Lutheran pastor and serial media maker David Hansen began telling the (entire!) story of scripture on Twitter via animated GIFs. Hilarity (and often poignancy) ensued.
This Everyday HolyMihee Kim-Kort is a writer and Presbyterian campus minister. While no longer active, her lectionary reflection podcast is beautifully produced, incorporating audio elements beyond the simple interview. This Advent episode features another media creator extraordinaire, Jim Keat.