Re-Created Radio Dramas as Innovative Knowledge Environments


  • John Barber



Curation, Sound, Radio drama, Curation by re-creation, Sound-based narrative, Storytelling, Knowledge, Innovative, Environment


Background  The author describes his efforts to re-create vintage radio dramas as participatory knowledge environments in which to explore both their context and original production, and to provide engaging listening opportunities for sound, the most ephemeral of all media.

Analysis  These efforts promote new knowledge environments for outreach, creative problem solving, rapid prototyping, and the social development of new literacies and skills.

Conclusion and implications Because it is an intensely active experience, listening to sound and engaging directly with the imagination can promote direct listener involvement/engagement in a (re)new(ed) knowledge environment with increased opportunities for pedagogy and scholarship.