The Storyteller App
Doriana Marasoiu (Romania)
Antonio Fadda (Italia)
A vocal parser and narrative generator for different study courses
Since from ancient times, one of the most efficient tools to improve learning has been its combination with narrative and mythopoiesis. Times and needs have changed, but the principle remains the same, so that nowadays too both single individuals and big companies invest a lot on narrative-making, for self-learning but also for marketing reasons. Teaching and mentoring figures profiles become enriched with new tools of narratology, using allegories and figurative speech devices as a mean to raise attention (and concepts retaining) through suspense and curiosity. On demand learning is an already established reality, buy what could happen if we combine it with timeless narrative power? The answer is the Storyteller! A new text-to-speech application, able to parse information from classic learning materials (books, slides) and offer complete/personalized courses, camouflaged as tales. You’ll be learning while having a recreational moment, enjoying the pleasure of hearing a nice story and at the same time learning more complex concepts, through simple comparisons and figurative explanations. A statistic problem could become a courage test requested from an evil witch to a brave prince, in order to rescue a kidnapped princess. Why not? Unleash your imagination and let it boost your learning super powers!