Living in an age where technology and media are unavoidable, the digital world has begun to consume our lives. This may seem to have a negative connotation and many would agree, but it is at the point where those part of generation X and younger are beginning to feel more comfortable with digital interfaces. Younger generations may never hold a hard copy article! It seems as if everything is storified/or at least can be storified through digital means.
As I brainstormed for something to “storify” I wanted to choose something that many people have experienced and could relate to. But of course, I wanted something that may sound a little ambiguous, so that I could clarify its meaning via digital channels. While eating Chinese food, I noticed the fortune cookies at the bottom of the carry-out bag. To me the fortune inside the cookie was always something either farfetched or dramatic. As I opened the cookie, the little piece of paper inside said this..
“Your luck has been completely changed today”
I chose this option since I feel the story behind the cookies fortune can be perceived and drawn up in thousands of ways. What is one story behind it? I figured this would be a cool way to “digitize” the “story inside the cookie.” A challenge to this is that it’s very open-ended and there are no leads, the story can be taken in a number of directions. It would be key to not lose focus on what the main message is behind the fortune.