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Storytelling 10110001101: Comics and Novels Evolve

Storytelling 10110001101: Comics and Novels Evolve | Transformational Media, Transmedia, Arts Activism, Culture Shift | Scoop.it
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It's really happening: Barnes & Noble keeps closing stores, Newsweek published its last print issue, and the thriftiest tablet on the market costs less than three new hardcover novels.
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Madefire is experimenting with new storytelling technologies by taking a classic serialized medium — comic books — and evolving them into interactive motion books.

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Adobe’s Secure Real-Time Media Flow Protocol (RTMFP) submitted to IETF

Adobe’s Secure Real-Time Media Flow Protocol (RTMFP) submitted to IETF | Transformational Media, Transmedia, Arts Activism, Culture Shift | Scoop.it

Today Michael Thornburgh, Sr. Computer Scientist at Adobe, submitted a specification for Adobe’s Secure Real-Time Media Flow Protocol (RTMFP) to the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) Internet-Drafts repository ( http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-thornburgh-adobe-rtmfp ;) along with a disclosure of and grant of essential intellectual property rights under royalty-free terms ( https://datatracker.ietf.org/ipr/1942/ ;).

 

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.


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Web 2.0 Storytelling: Emergence of a New Genre | EDUCAUSE ...

Web 2.0 Storytelling: Emergence of a New Genre | EDUCAUSE ... | Transformational Media, Transmedia, Arts Activism, Culture Shift | Scoop.it
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6 Online Video Trends to Watch in 2013

Get an advance peek at the online video trends that will shape 2013 and how you can capitalize on the disruption to come.

You will learn:
• What service providers can do to profit from the rise of OTT video
• How the migration to longer-form video content will effect OTT providers and existing Pay TV operators
• How the combination of CDNs and Transparent Caching can be a dynamic duo for service providers


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"iPad Design Lab" trailer. Storytelling in the Age of the Tablet

NOW AVAILABLE ON THE iBOOKSTORE: http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/ipad-design-lab/id565672822 A new interactive ebook by Mario R.

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MediaShift Idea Lab-Meograph: The Future of Storytelling is 4D (with Context)

MediaShift Idea Lab-Meograph: The Future of Storytelling is 4D (with Context) | Transformational Media, Transmedia, Arts Activism, Culture Shift | Scoop.it

From Karen: Now here's another cool tech tool to help augment our business storytelling! Thanks to Siobhan-O-Flynn for finding and sharing this! Below is part of the artice but there's so much more the article talks about regarding Meograph:

 

Meograph, new storytelling startup that launched in July, gives online journalists and storytellers an added dimension that too often has been missing: context.

 

With Meograph, you can create what co-founder and CEO Misha Leybovich calls "4D storytelling" through a simple interface that lets users add images, video and text to a story they want to tell. It's free.

 

"The big vision is that we want to democratize the creation of interactive video storytelling," Leybovich said over coffee at ING Cafe in San Francisco earlier this month.

 

Today if you have a story to tell, you can publish a video to YouTube and write a blog post about it, but it starts to get funky if you want to add a lot of photos or tell how the story evolves over time. Meograph lets you create and share interactive stories that combine video with maps, a timeline and links, filling in that often missing context of where and when...


Link to original article: http://www.pbs.org/idealab/2012/11/meograph-the-future-of-storytelling-is-4d-with-context324.html ;

 

From Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it ;


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Where To Find Creative-Commons Licensed Music for Your [Storied] Presentation or Video

Where To Find Creative-Commons Licensed Music for Your [Storied] Presentation or Video | Transformational Media, Transmedia, Arts Activism, Culture Shift | Scoop.it


Robin Good: If you are looking for online resources where to find free / creative-commons licensed songs and music tracks for your presentation or video clip here is a good collection of 20 such resources.

 

Full list by Kay Tan:

http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/creative-common-music-download/

 

It's a day for tools and here is another great resource for you for when you are creating your digital stories or PowerPoint presentations.

 

Yippee!

 

Thanks to fellow curators Brian Yanish @MarketingHits and Robin Good @RobinGood for finding and sharing this post! I appreciate the sharp eyes :)

 

This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it ;


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AAEEBL's curator insight, January 20, 2013 9:13 PM

This would be helpful in video-creation and for pulling presentations together.

Mellon Library's curator insight, January 21, 2013 5:54 AM

These Creative Commons links will help you avoid copyright infringement while using music in your presentations for school.

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add your insight...

 
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Cultivating a "green identity" through narrative

Cultivating a "green identity" through narrative | Transformational Media, Transmedia, Arts Activism, Culture Shift | Scoop.it

Dan McAdams, a narrative psychologist at Northwestern University, studies the personal life stories of people. His research shows that our personal identities do not come from personality traits or the issues that concern us at any particular time in our lives. Our identities come from the stories we tell (often unconsciously) that bring the episodes of life together into a coherent unity. These stories incorporate our concerns and express our interpretations of inherited dispositions (e.g. outgoing and sociable), but do not become an identity until they are brought together into a narrative.

 

This is where we can begin to think about the cultivation of ‘green’ identity. It has to do with the stories we tell ourselves about how we relate to our communities, purchases, nature, and so on.

 

A major obstacle to the environmental movement has been the use of stories to discredit environmental concerns. A heavily funded series of campaigns have been waged to paint environmentalists with negative stereotypes.

 

via Joe Brewer

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easel.ly | create and share infographics -- visual storytelling

easel.ly | create and share infographics -- visual storytelling | Transformational Media, Transmedia, Arts Activism, Culture Shift | Scoop.it

An easy way to create infographics and posters with ready-made visual themes - vhemes.

 

Wow -- I see several templates I'm going to use today for my work with clients. What fun! This platform looks easy to use and I hope it is. Talk about some great visual storytelling!

 

In the meantime, I hope you find some templates you can use. Enjoy playing!

 

Thanks to fellow curator Baiba Svenca for finding this and sharing!

 

This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it ;


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Everybody could be relaxed... it's finally working back. Enjoy!!!
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For more information on Online Solutions, please visit our website or contact us.

Cb Bowman's curator insight, September 10, 2013 12:31 PM

The current wave in marketing and/ or knowledge sharing. 

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Why We Have An Open Wireless Movement | Electronic Frontier Foundation

The Open Wireless Movement envisions a world where people readily have access to open wireless Internet connections—a world where sharing one's network in a way that ensures security yet preserves quality is the norm. Much of this vision is attainable now. In fact, many people have routers that already feature "guest networking" capabilities. To make this even easier, we are working with a coalition of volunteer engineers to build technologies that would make it simple for Internet subscribers to portion off their wireless networks for guests and the public while maintaining security, protecting privacy, and preserving quality of access. And we're working with advocates to help change the way people and businesses think about Internet service.

Electronic Frontier Foundation 


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interview with transmedia producer, Sara Thacher

interview with transmedia producer, Sara Thacher | Transformational Media, Transmedia, Arts Activism, Culture Shift | Scoop.it

Our interview with transmedia producer Sara Thacher. Sara makes adventures that often meander between the physical and the digital.

 

'Everything is contingent. Often you’ll be working with experts in each particular area. The experts will be heads down in their own specialty. They’ll be making the best website or animation or social media plan, but they need you, the producer, to make sure that their decisions make sense for the larger project.'

 

An experience designer is also all about the connections. Instead of looking at these connections from a production point of view, the experience designer puts themselves in seat of the audience. You’re considering how the audience moves between different media. What threads need to be built so that the audience that’s following your YouTube channel will also play your SMS text adventure? It’s also the experience designer’s job to think about why the platforms/media/storytelling mediums are being used to convey different parts of the story....


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Multidimensional Theatre

Multidimensional Theatre | Transformational Media, Transmedia, Arts Activism, Culture Shift | Scoop.it
In this video interview, Flatland director Ralph Upton and producer Adrianne Roberts take Transmedia NZ's Anna Jackson on a journey through the new multidimensional and interactive theatre work.

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Data-Driven Brand Storytelling: 6 Steps to A Credible Story

Data-Driven Brand Storytelling: 6 Steps to A Credible Story | Transformational Media, Transmedia, Arts Activism, Culture Shift | Scoop.it
Credible stories are rooted in data, and your opinions add perspective. Develop more credible stories with these 6 steps for data-driven brand storytelling.

 

Got data? Need a story?

Got a story? Need data?


Then these 6 steps will help shape your data into a story -- or bring data into your story.

 

Marrying data and storytelling to make your point is sometimes tricky to do. What I really like about this post is that its first tip is all about figuring out what question(s) are top most in the minds of your audience -- because that is the first step in figuring out how to take your data and shape it into a story OR determine which data you need to help your story along.

 

The other 5 points are also really good: where to find data if you need it, how to vet and filter the data, choosing how to share the data visually, how to weave the story and data together, and then most importantly -- receiving feedback before you publicly share it.

 

Go read this article. I think you will find it very helpful!

 

Many thanks to Giuseppe Mauriello for sending me this article to review :)

 

This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it ;


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For Internet Freedom Day, Watch Aaron Swartz Explain How SOPA Was Stopped | Techdirt

For Internet Freedom Day, Watch Aaron Swartz Explain How SOPA Was Stopped | Techdirt | Transformational Media, Transmedia, Arts Activism, Culture Shift | Scoop.it
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...
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How Storytelling Can Address the Complex and Intertwining Issues of Modern Society

How Storytelling Can Address the Complex and Intertwining Issues of Modern Society | Transformational Media, Transmedia, Arts Activism, Culture Shift | Scoop.it
How Storytelling Can Address the Complex and Intertwining Issues of Modern Society

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, December 27, 2012 2:57 PM

Business can be complex. Leadership can be complex. Certainly our culture and society is complex.


This article gets us thinking -- and includes some fabulous advice -- about how storytelling can help us wade through complex issues, make better decisions, and find a path forward.


Today. Right now. As 2013 approaches, let's continue to use stories well, to help grow and excel, instead of to diminish others.


There are wise and uplifting words in this piece and steps to take. Let's go this route. Happy New Year everyone.


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling atwww.scoop.it/t/just-story-it

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Stories are how people learn....

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When augmented reality hits the Internet of Things (Wired UK)

When augmented reality hits the Internet of Things  (Wired UK) | Transformational Media, Transmedia, Arts Activism, Culture Shift | Scoop.it
Wired.co.uk examines how augmented reality and The Internet of Things -- both hotly tipped computing trends -- could impact each other in the coming years

Where they intersect could be an engrossing area -- with the visual and location-based aspect of augmented reality providing a real-time, real-place interface for the data being pumped out by objects. We’d be able to see not just whether a bus is behind a building but how many people are on it, whether it’s on time, where people are sitting on the bus, what the name of driver is and well, any other information you decided to put out there.

Currently AR is interesting, yes, but slightly random and patchy. With AR plus the Internet of Things, he could check out different temperatures in different parts of a building, track any given object or person and see or hear what was going on behind walls -- provided the right chips and sensors were in place.

It will allow us to engage much more deeply with what’s around us. Scanning down a street we could see which restaurants are full, which have seats, which shops have that game/coat we want in stock or where our friends are. Other applications for this engaging technology are likely to be games, or maybe training exercises because it’s engrossing and fast-moving.

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Why Content Marketing is the New Branding | Copyblogger

Why Content Marketing is the New Branding | Copyblogger | Transformational Media, Transmedia, Arts Activism, Culture Shift | Scoop.it
What we call "brands" are just promises of an experience ... and content will help you shape that promise.

 

Zan:

I've been having more and more discussion lately about the idea of filmmakers AND films being brands, each in their own way. If brands are promises of an experience and content helps to shape that promise, then it's not a stretch to see how individual films are expressions of a filmmaker's brand. Or a way to experience the creativity, vision and artistry of a filmmaker.


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9 Mind-Blowing Technologies Changing The Film Industry’s Future | The Creators Project

9 Mind-Blowing Technologies Changing The Film Industry’s Future | The Creators Project | Transformational Media, Transmedia, Arts Activism, Culture Shift | Scoop.it
No, the movie industry is not dying. Take a look at some cutting-edge technologies that are moving film forward.

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Remixing Remix: Mozilla Festival 2012

Remixing Remix: Mozilla Festival 2012 | Transformational Media, Transmedia, Arts Activism, Culture Shift | Scoop.it
The Center for Social Media showcases and analyzes media for public knowledge and action—media made by, for, and with publics to address the problems that they share.

 

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Documentary filmmakers have increasing access to new tools for remixing and web documentary thanks to open source webmakers. At the 2012 Mozilla Festival, Brett Gaylor, director of the 2008 documentary "RiP: A Remix Manifesto," took center stage to announce the official launch of Popcorn Maker 1.0.

 

Web-native documentary (...) what does this have to do with my filmmaking? This isn't the first time we've thrown around "web-native documentary" and "Popcorn" here at the Center, but the good news is now you get to tinker with it firsthand.


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Mattia Nicoletti's comment, November 26, 2012 10:32 AM
Dear Siobhan, very interesting article. I just wrote a poat on my blog about the remix era and the effect on social tv . I am very curious what do you think about it
Mattia Nicoletti's comment, November 26, 2012 10:33 AM
This the post i referred to http://screendome.com/?p=106
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Frog Creates An Open-Source Guide To Design Thinking

Frog Creates An Open-Source Guide To Design Thinking | Transformational Media, Transmedia, Arts Activism, Culture Shift | Scoop.it

Brainstorming, whether you believe in it or shun it, is a fantastic neologism. But as Frog Principal Designer David Sherwin has found, it’s also a very American word--one that doesn’t exist in every language.


Today, Frog will release the Collective Action Toolkit, a free, 72-page booklet that seeks to develop a universal framework for people of all ages and cultural backgrounds to tackle big problems in their communities. Developed over the past year, the CAT contains nary a mention of design (or brainstorming). Instead, it relies on a simple vocabulary to describe skills like building a team, carrying out research, and developing solutions. Want to figure out a way to help people in your community eat healthier? Have an idea for a small business? The CAT offers templates for activities to help get the idea off the ground.


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Social Media is easy. But only in theory...When you get down to the practical things Social Media requires, you realize that a lot of them take time, require some special skills or are simply too complex to bother.

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Transmedia will revolutionize storytelling as much as the printing press, says expert | Digital Trends

Transmedia will revolutionize storytelling as much as the printing press, says expert | Digital Trends | Transformational Media, Transmedia, Arts Activism, Culture Shift | Scoop.it

The future of movie storytelling has more to do with the technology outside of the movies than within, according to one transmedia expert, who says that we should expect stories to be revolutionized by modern technology in the same way that the printing press changed everything.


If you’re a moviemaker whose primary focus is creating the best movie you can imagine, the current movie industry has some bad news for you: That’s not enough anymore. Speaking at this year’s Cross-Media Forum in the United Kingdom, Sean Stewart – whose Fourth Wall Studios has worked on creating interactive marketing for movies such as The Dark Knight Rises and AI: Artificial Intelligence – said that what is needed now are more filmmakers who want to create the best worlds they can imagine..

 

...Reflecting the nerd demographic seemingly at the center of blockbuster movies these days, Stewart’s talk was called “Storytelling V: The Audience Strikes Back,” and described the shifting relationship between audiences and fictions in a world where everyone has smartphones, tablets and access to the Internet. He cited a recent Google survey that revealed that 77 percent of audiences are dual-screeners – That is, using another electronic device while also watching television – and suggested that, in order to maintain a close connection with their audiences, storytellers will have to learn to spread their talents across various media....

 

Read more: http://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/transmedia-will-revolutionize-storytelling-as-much-as-the-printing-press-says-expert/#ixzz29gAm04Up


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Walt Disney Imagineering ‘Living Worlds’ Project Seeking Designers to Engage in Transmedia Storytelling

Walt Disney Imagineering Research and Development will soon launch phase one of its new ‘Living Worlds’ program in which it seeks to engage ‘innovative storytellers willing to push the limits to create fully immersive worlds ...

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Storytelling and Content Strategy

Storytelling and Content Strategy | Transformational Media, Transmedia, Arts Activism, Culture Shift | Scoop.it
How to use two basic plots to define your business’ content strategy, while keeping the customer as the hero of the story.

 

I love this article! It puts anyone's content strategy into a fabulous storytelling context, and gives all of us a way to think about our websites from a narrative perspective.

 

The ideas here are very helpful and fun to play with. The author, Kat French, did a good job.

 

Using The Quest story format, you can easily share your customers stories.

 

Using The Boy Meets Girl format, you can evaluate your website and tell/share your biz stories much better.

 

The other blog post links at the end of the article look worthy of exploration also.

 

So go enjoy this delightful -- and helpful -- piece!

 

This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it ;


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Public Media Reinvents Itself With 'Full-Spectrum' Storytelling

Public Media Reinvents Itself With 'Full-Spectrum' Storytelling | Transformational Media, Transmedia, Arts Activism, Culture Shift | Scoop.it

"While not all agree, let's suppose, for a moment, that we are, in fact, presenting through our contemporary storytelling a relatively narrow range of the American experience. Some of the questions we ought to be asking are, is it enough to maintain the same formats, as we have, and try to entice more/different storytellers? Do we need to expand our awareness in some way to consider more broadly the particulars of this time, this particular space, and who is involved? And, fundamentally, what is it going to take to go further, to do more?"

 

Now here is a very thought-provoking piece about storytelling in general. I've curated it because the more businesses understand the craft of storytelling, the more effective we can be.

 

Warning -- there is such rich material here -- along with fabulous video examples to watch -- that you will need to carve out some time to explore everything here.

 

And hey -- we all live in a culture surrounded by media. It is important to keep up with shifts and changes in technology and its impact on storytelling so we can understand our daily life better -- and the opportunities open to us.  

 

What is the biggest shift technolgy brings? Ethnographic storytelling. What the heck is that? It is when you put the camera and the storytelling into the hands of people to create and tell their story. Nothing new here -- this was pioneered by Anthropologists Sol Worth & John Adair in the 1972 book Through Navajo Eyes.  The article contains several examples.

 

What is new is that now technology makes the ability to share our stories very easy and cheap to do -- through a proliferation of channels to share them. THAT is what is getting reinvented -- not the structure of a good story.

 

And technology is bringing us unique and very creative ways to craft our stories. For example, there's a link within this article to "How the Indie Audio Community Is Transforming Storytelling," This article shares a story where audio is dominant. It is great.

 

Other examples in the article include Localore -- a project about place-based storytelling.

 

What do I like about this article and the links to other articles within this piece? It asks essential questions like:

Who gets to tell the story? Who gets to ask the question that begins the story? What is the question?

 

When businesses and organizations start asking themselves these questions FIRST when wanting to tell a digital story, they focus on the story first. Too many people in my experience -- when wanting to tell a digital story -- get caught up in the technology first and end up spending tons of money with unhappy results. Or they think the story will emerge if they just start talking - to be edited down by the videographer into a story -- with the same unhappy results.

 

So read this article, its links to other articles, explore the digital story examples given, and start figuring out the following:

How can I have my customers share their stories about my organization using ethnographic storytelling? How can I leverage audio storytelling (see the article for info/examples) beyond radio & podcasts? How can I leverage location & physical space to share biz stories? How can I creatively use technology to share biz stories that reflect my/our Unique Voice & Unique Proposition?

 

I could comment at length on this article and its links. It has taken me awhile to curate this piece because I kept going back and dipping in for more.

 

So give yourself time to enjoy this creative romp exploring cutting edge electronic storytelling and all the deep insights here!

 

This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it ;


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