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September/October 2011 (vol. 13 no. 5)
pp. 4-7
George F. Hurlburt, Change Index
Jeffrey Voas, US National Institute of Standards and Technology

Pictorial histories on cave walls constitute the earliest forms of preserved prehuman and early-human communications, representing the essence of the storyteller's art. As civilizations grew, so did the iconic nature of storytelling, yet we're no different today—our walls are just more likely to be on Facebook than deep inside caves. As we make our way through the digital transformation, a return to visualization is occurring that adheres to the storyteller's craft of appealing to our tribal sensibilities.

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Index Terms:
Keywords: Storytelling, print media, digital media, information technology
Citation:
George F. Hurlburt, Jeffrey Voas, "Storytelling: From Cave Art to Digital Media," IT Professional, vol. 13, no. 5, pp. 4-7, Sept.-Oct. 2011, doi:10.1109/MITP.2011.87
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