Murder in Passing is a whodunit for commuters, with new episodes appearing daily on Toronto’s subway platform screens and online, from Jan 7 – Mar 1, 2013 http://murderinpassing.com/ (Will Update)
A bike courier has been murdered … and everyone in the town of Passing B.C. is a suspect! Suspects include his keen green boss, his troubled train conductor fiancé, his ambitious Chemistry professor, Passing’s anti-bike mayor and a CEO with Gramsci issues. Detective Epicene (with secrets of her own) must untangle a bewildering conspiracy involving bikes, cars, opera, gender and corporate greenwashing to expose the murderer…
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Starting Jan 7th, daily silent 30-sec episodes will be screened every 10 minFriday episodes will be repeated on Saturdays/SundaysMurder in Passing concludes with final episode on Mar 1stAdditional daily ‘fugue’ videos will appear online, following each episodeDaily ads placed in Metro paper, featuring additional clues (can also be found online)
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Amid all the talk about content, content marketing, and a host of hybridized new media and journalistic disciplines, it's funny that pundits rarely, if ever, talk about stories themselves or storytelling as a layered discipline in and of itself.
This was originally published on the Limelight Networks Blog as part of my day-to-day responsibilities as the Sr. Director of Marketing Strategy.
Storytelling is the future of digital marketing, plain and simple. If you aren’t on board yet, you are living in the past and each day you are “advertising” your products instead of “storytelling” about your business is another day your competitors are getting ahead of you. But before we jump into some ideas about what makes a good story, let’s look at the evolving digital marketer.
Shuffle, an e-novel that can be read in any order, with seven possible beginnings and seven possible endings has been awarded Digital Book World’s prestigious Publishing Innovation Award in fiction for its creativity and state-of-the-art technology.
Detective Murdoch like you've never seen him before! Nightmare on Queen Street is a multi-part interactive transmedia mystery where you play the role of a visiting detective assisting Murdoch in a troublesome --and bloody-- murder investigation.
Durban, South-Africa based illustrator Colwyn Thomas creates some of the most beautiful illustrations of childhood we've ever seen. He begins each design as a pencil drawing and then converts it into vector lines. Finally, he adds colors in Photoshop, using scanned in textures such as coffee stains or various papers until he achieves his desired look.
The first illustration in this post is called The Whale. When asked by Empty Kingdom what he wanted its viewers to take away from it he said, "The relationship between the wild and man is an important one for me. I occasionally work as a guide in a big five wilderness area and there are encounters one has there, with the game, with the place itself, that give me a clear sense of being something other than human. As if there was something to define ourselves as first, before we classified ourselves as human. There’s such wonder and humility in finding your self a part of the world as opposed to an observer of it. So in The Whale it’s not so much a whale and a little human making separate observations of one another, but two…creatures sharing a moment."
An experiment by Microsoft Research aims to see how people will interact to solve a puzzle that relies on teamwork and cellphones.
ONLINE social networks have helped spur protest movements and put politicians in office. But the power of these networks is built on easy access to platforms like Facebook and Twitter. Now researchers at Microsoft are about to test the power of social technologies in a tougher setting: India, where just a tenth of the population has internet access.
Competitors in the Whodunit? Challenge will leverage the power of mobile phones and old-fashioned, face-to-face contact to solve a puzzle posed by a team based at Microsoft Research India in Bangalore. At stake is a prize of 100,000 rupees, or almost US$2,000, about twice the country's average annual income. The challenge will show us how people in developing countries use technology to collaborate across long distances and in time-critical situations.
The competition, beginning on 1 February, revolves around a fictional event and a set of five clues - the who, what, where, when and why - that describe the event. To obtain a clue, competitors have to call a number provided by Microsoft and hang up after a single ring. This practice, which tells the recipient they have missed a call, is commonly used in India as a means of prompting someone to ring back....
When songstress Alison Sudol wanted to expand her album Pines beyond the usual format, she turned her ode to nature into an animated ebook and a short film...
Like many of its forebears, Sudol's crisis bred invention. Her eyes alighted on a group of tiny birds sitting protected in the pine trees, and around the image she began constructing stories about nature's struggle. These were to form the basis of a new folk record, Pines. "But eventually they turned into this huge sprawling tale, and if it had all been included in the songs it would have been, like, 16 CDs long!" So, instead, she drafted in other mediums, too -- a 12-minute short film; an ebook with animated illustrations and embedded track snippets -- each one a different window on an implied Pines universe. It's the album as transmedia epic, and folk music's long-absent silicon upgrade.
Indeed, the strong narrative component in folk, Sudol says, rewards the storytelling potential of tablet devices. "There are a lot of people -- for lack of a better word, 'nature people', or 'tree huggers' -- who are against technology and the pace of modern life. But I feel that we should find ways to marry the very human desire to experience nature with the innovations that are becoming available to us, more and more every day...."
Mike Jones: "In any discussion and professional practice of ‘new media’ there is a swag of terminology that gets kicked around; cross-media, multi-platform & transmedia, interactive and pervasive media, emergent, non-linear and participatory storytelling, etc etc…"
i understand why they release it on consoles, but the pc version would be the only one allowing them the flexibility that they need to update content. As far i am concerned, pc or mobile are the only platforms that can support this structure. really curious how it's would turns out.
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