Substantively, Storycircle seeks to undertake action research aimed at developing detailed, contextualised understandings of how digital resources can support and develop processes of:
a) narrative production and exchange,
b) the resulting processes of mutual recognition, and through this,
c) how such processes might enhance individual and group agency.
This approach is informed, both ethically and politically, by a consideration of the core principles on narrative expression (Ricoeur 1984), narrative exchange (Couldry 2010), mutual recognition (Honneth 1996). In exploring the difference ‘digital resources’ might play in these processes, we take a broad understanding to include digital objects (such as files, tags and links), digital technologies (including audio and video equipment, mobile devices), web sites and platforms, and the organisation of digital information through the relational infrastructures of database systems and algorithms.