Peter von Stackelberg

Peter von Stackelberg
Alfred University · Communication Studies

BA-Journalism; MS-Studies of the Future; MS-Information Design & Technology

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Introduction
My research focuses on worldbuilding, narrative design, and story structure and fiction and non-fiction transmedia storytelling. The use of transmedia storytelling in futures studies is of particular interest to me. I am also deeply interested in the application of storytelling to dealing with environmental issues.
Additional affiliations
January 2020 - present
Alfred University
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Description
  • I teach journalism, transmedia storytelling, and communication studies.
August 2018 - May 2020
State University of New York College at Geneseo
Position
  • Senior Lecturer
Description
  • I taught freshman English composition and sophomore/junior business communications classes.
August 2017 - December 2018
Keuka College
Position
  • Senior Lecturer
Description
  • I taught freshman English composition and junior/senior digital storytelling classes.
Education
August 2010 - December 2011
SUNY Polytechnic Institute
Field of study
  • Information Design & Technology
August 2002 - May 2004
University of Houston - Clear Lake
Field of study
  • Humanities (Incomplete)
August 1991 - May 1993
University of Houston - Clear Lake
Field of study
  • Studies of the Future

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Publications (13)
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Generating story ideas and developing story concepts are extremely challenging for students taking creative writing courses. This set of worksheets, developed for a transmedia storytelling class, walks students through the process of story idea creation and story concept development. These worksheets are part of "Story Idea Creation & Concept Desi...
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Peter von Stackelberg is an award-winning investigative journalist, a futurist and a lecturer in transmedia storytelling at Alfred University. Transmedia is defined as the development of fiction and non-fiction stories across multiple forms of media. How did you become interested in transmedia-is there a link between what you were doing as a journa...
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This article looks at how futures studies can use storyworlds to address some of the challenges the field faces. It provides an overview of social constructionism, integral theory/integral futures, and sense-making in the context of the current evolution of futures methodologies. This article also examines the role of narratives generally and scien...
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After Data Ecologies 2014, a group of participants and some others collected in a small villa near Attersee in order to try and summarise their thoughts on how to "Think out loud about Futures" into a single volume. This four-day booksprint cilminated in the present volume, which summarises who should be thinking about the future, why, as well as h...
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Foresight professionals and the futures field as a whole faces a series of challenges in communicating about the future. Simply presenting data and having a "rational" discussion is not enough to shape perceptions about the future and move people to action. The rapid evolution of digital media technology and the emergence of transmedia storytelling...
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Transmedia narratives are a rapidly emerging form of communication in which stories are told across multiple media. Transmedia narratives are being developed for a wide variety of applications including entertainment, education, marketing, advertising, organizational change, and activism. The integration of several different media into a cohesive a...
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The presentation of time-oriented data can provide significant insights into both the past and future. The use of timelines that integrate disparate quantitative time series data and other time-oriented information into a unified visual presentation can reveal patterns, causes, probabilities, and possibilities across complex social, technological,...
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This timeline is an updated edition (2008) of an earlier timeline (1998) that was created as part of a research project on mapping long-term trends and cyclical patterns of behavior in multiple complex social, technological, economic, environmental, and political systems. The purpose of the timeline was to determine if the use of long-term trends a...
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This timeline was created in 1998 as part of a research project on mapping long-term trends and cyclical patterns of behavior in multiple complex social, technological, economic, environmental, and political systems. The purpose of the timeline was to determine if the use of long-term trends and cycles could be used when doing studies of the future...

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