In the Spring of 2016, nine students took part in a class on multimedia storytelling. Prose partisans all, they departed from the realm of the written word, and set off for parts unknown: the world of sights and sounds. They lived far apart — scattered across the country in their own houses or spartan apartments — but they could still partner on a common project. They learned to tell good storytelling apart from bad by picking apart radio pieces and videos, and partaking in pointed repartee.
Here’s the best part: each participant chose to impart a particular story with multiple media forms. Audio, photos, video, illustration, data-vizualization — all are part and parcel of an A|PART piece. Because it is true what they say: a multimedia story is greater than the sum of its parts.
— Adam Cole, A|PART managing editor