This is a platform for creators and disseminators, for experienced professionals to aspiring amateurs, to ideate, network and fructify an existing project or simply get inspired about a new concept.
What is a story? Storytelling boils down to the sheer magic of communication. And for children, it is so much more. It is through stories that children learn to create images; it is how they store information in their brains. An engaging narrative is all it takes to make a memory. Albert Einstein once said, ‘Imagination is more important than knowledge.’ At Jumpstart, we truly believe in the power of imagination, in the power of communication, in the power of narrative … in short, we believe in the power of a great story.
We want to bring together experts from the publishing, media, education, digital and creative industries to create dialogue and explore the different facets of narrative creation through the intersections of storytelling, imagination, technology and reality that will translate into better content for children. We wish to explore the vibrant links between traditional storytelling practices, digital initiatives, visual arts and pedagogy.
And so, we invite you to tell us YOUR story! The stories that are…Windows: A gateway to the world; Mirrors: A reflection of reality and Kaleidoscopes: A flight of fantasy.