Graduation Project 2014

Paul Stümpel

The internet of storytelling

Department: Man and Communication

Once Upon Many Times

Paul Stümpel is fascinated by how various cultural influences mix and overlap through the internet. In his book Once Upon Many Times, he investigates a new way to tell a story through the children’s classic ‘Little Red Riding Hood’. The tale is reduced to a list of keywords like ‘sweet little girl’, ‘wolf’, ‘deceit’, or ‘triumph’. Each spread of the book is illustrated by the results of a Google image search for these words. The images reveal a rich collage of multiple cultural narratives that create a distinctive storyline based on associative interpretations rather than rational ones.

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