Storytelling lessons from TED: From the walls of caves to Facebook, some stories stay the same

Joe Sabia, a digital artist and vice president of development at Conde Nast Entertainment, introduces us to Lothar Meggendorfer, who created a bold approach for storytelling: the pop-up book. Sabia shows how new technology has always helped us tell our own stories, from the walls of caves to his own iPad onstage. Watch his talk at TED.

“The art of storytelling has remained unchanged. And for the most part, the stories are recycled. But the way that humans tell the stories has always evolved with pure, consistent novelty.”

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