Eddie Rehfeldt: "Breaking News: the search for a better narrative format for the internet is now available. Ben Decker once said “the internet is not just another TV pipe” and this was made apparent at SXSWi in Austin last week."
Create compelling content for multiple devices, immersive web-based experiences from data driven stories (infographics on visual video steroids) to interactive tablet documentaries. Eddie Rehfeldts report from SXSW - "There are mind-bending interactive story approaches available right now."
"This segues into my second contention. China Miéville, at last year's Edinburgh World Writers' Conference, raised the idea of"guerrilla editors" – readers remaking the text, much in the manner of the fan reaction to The Phantom Menace, The Phantom Edit. As Jaron Lanier argues in his new book Who Owns The Future? the largest digital companies compile huge amounts of information on our likes, dislikes, economic activity, preferences, attention spans and such like. What happens when this information is recycled into the "reader-specific" book? Such things have existed in a rudimentary format – my parents bought my youngest brother a book when he was about five, where the central character was also called "Gordon" and the house he lived in was in a village called "Lilliesleaf": the ur-text behind it would have run something like "Once upon a time a [boy/girl] calledlived in a place called". I can imagine the same phenomenon now on a vastly more sophisticated scale: an EL James-esque book where, based on my digital trace, Christian listens to Alban Berg not Thomas Tallis and Anastasia's doctorate is on Christine Brooke-Rose not Thomas Hardy. It could even change over time: in this hypothetical book, the characters shop in Lidl. When I go back to reading it, after receiving an advance for my next book, they suddenly shop in Waitrose. What this means is that when I say to a friend "Have you read such-and-such a book?", even if they answer "yes", the real answer may be "not exactly"...."
Great resource. Dealing with complex issues requires big picture thinking as well as detailed systems and design thinking. No matter what the discipline, visual modeling is useful for problem solving, design, management and communication.
At its best, content — or storytelling — is not slick endorsement of a brand or product. It provides solid, authentic information an individual can use in his or her life presented in an accessible and interesting way. But modern storytelling is requiring a constant stream of insights around audience preferences and an endemic understanding of how technology is influencing how stories get shared.
This is forcing marketers, media and academia to innovate. This means that the next generation of content creators will need enhanced writing and storytelling capabilities, even in an age of 140-character messages and texts. They must be empowered with contemporary philosophies, methodologies and skills for success.
Oren Jacob says tablet computers like the iPad are changing the nature of storytelling and enabling a new era of interactive entertainment. Jacob spent more than two decades at Pixar, where he rose to the rank of Chief Technical Officer. He recently started his own family entertainment company ToyTalk, which is developing a mobile application that will use artificial intelligence to allow children to have interactive video conversations with fictional characters. Jacob also co-teaches the "Lean Launchpad" class at Stanford University with serial entrepreneur Steve Blank.
How do you tell the story of a PLACE? New technologies like geo-tagging, location-aware devices, interactive video and augmented reality are being combined with traditional storytelling methods like documentary film and oral history to explore the world in richer, more in-depth ways than ever before. Using these tools and techniques, creators can now fully consider a location itself as one of the “main characters” in their narratives. Panelists include storytellers, practitioners and technologists who are creating the next generation of place-based storytelling.
RTMFP is a low-level endpoint-to-endpoint data transport protocol designed for real-time and peer-to-peer (P2P) communication. It presents a unified and holistic solution to a number of Internet communication problems, including security, NAT traversal, congestion control and prioritization of parallel media and data flows, variable transmission reliability for messages, and IP address mobility.
MIT Open Documentary Lab: "The first [in] our series of interviews with digital storytellers, realized in collaboration with Filmmaker, here are the team behind the interactive storytelling platform Zeega."
revolutionizing web publishing and interactive storytelling for a future beyond blogs. With Zeega, you can use any media in the cloud, transform the entire screen into your playground, and share your interactive creations with the world.
Story maps combine ArcGIS Online web maps with story map template applications that enable you to incorporate text, multimedia, and interactive functions with your map. Story maps inform, educate, entertain, and inspire people about a wide variety of topics.
If you have ever taken a creative writing class, you probably were told “show, don’t tell,” when writing. The same is true for storytelling within a brand. By simply presenting a setting, character, and action, business storytellers allow customers to enter into the story of their brands in a personal, relatable way. In many cases, the character can be the customer and the action can be the sale.
This past November, I made the trip for the second year in a row to the Mozilla Festival in London, a three day technology binge fest that brings together some of the world's top thinkers to consider and shape the future of the web....
...In my opinion that was the greatest part of the idea behind Secret Cinema. At its core, it is surprisingly simple -- completely immerse your audience into the world of the movie, beginning days before they even step near the theater, as a means to get them to connect with the story in a deeper way.
I am constantly brainstorming and developing engaging experience online through my company, Uncharted Digital, but it is rare to come across a project that so eloquently combines use of the internet, film, and physical immersion...."
Transmedia Coalition | The Transmedia Coalition has brought together a diverse group of wonderful contributors from around the world. They are professionals with a range of expertise who have been actively participating in the field of Transmedia.
For many who knew Aaron Swartz, this Internet Freedom Day -- the anniversary of last year's January 18th blackouts that led to the end of SOPA/PIPA -- is a bit bittersweet. Aaron played a very large role in helping stop SOPA last year -- to the...