There all sorts of ways to send a messages: composing an email, writing a text message, pasting up fliers, or literally writing on the wall. In this show, we explore the various ways people communicate: digital and analog, private and public, even legal and illegal. The surprising origins of online social networks, the world of graffiti art, and bathroom stall vandalism.
Dan Hirsch and Will Rogers explore a flyer pagoda at Stanford. It's one of many self-standing bulletin boards that attract little attention from bikers, even though each one holds a little universe in itself. image via flickr
Dan travels back in time with Stanford Professor Fred Turner to discuss the "hippier" side of the internet's beginnings. Thanks to people like Stewart Brand, the internet has been a place for Sharing since long before facebook started using the word. image via flickr
Mollie Butcher now studies art in one of the graffiti capitals of the world - Berlin. Stanford is no Berlin, but, while here, Butcher did find a way to make a splash with what little graffiti she could find. Will Rogers makes a long-distance call to conduct the interview. image via flickr
Three Stanford Students go into the Bay Area graffiti scene, seeing graffiti as a form of urban renewal. They interview three graffiti artists and a public official about an art form that dances freely from legal to illegal to legal to illegal, and keeps on dancing. image via flickr
The Storytelling Project is supported by the Stanford Institute for Creativity and the Arts, the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, Stanford Introductory Studies, Stanford Continuing Studies, and the Program in Writing and Rhetoric.