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10 Steps to Game Planning Your Gaming Campaign

10 Steps to Game Planning Your Gaming Campaign | immersive media | Scoop.it

John Vaskis:  "Setting up a gaming crowdfunding campaign is easy. Creating a successful one that reaches its fullest potential takes some more effort though — think of it as the difference between beating Halo on Normal and Difficult."


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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, March 28, 2013 2:07 AM

Good advice for anyone thinking of running a crowdfunding campaign.

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Great Story, Crappy Visual Storytelling: Neighborhoods The Internet Companies Forgot

Great Story, Crappy Visual Storytelling: Neighborhoods The Internet Companies Forgot | immersive media | Scoop.it
In New York's Red Hook, citizens have taken connectivity into their own hands.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, February 24, 4:24 PM

I love love love this story -- and the visual storytelling makes me cranky cranky cranky. It's a great example of what NOT to do.


What's the story?

Did you know that there are parts of New York City -- yes NYC! -- where people can't get access to the Internet?


Yeah, that was a shocker to me too. The mountains of Appalachia or the wilds of rural Montana -- I can see that. But not NYC.


So here's a story about how a community solved that problem for themselves. It's brilliant! As you read the story you'll be applauding resident's ingenuity, solutions, and results.


Now -- what is making me so cranky? Well, the video shared is great. But the rest of the photos accompanying this post? Very biased and they only perpetuate stereotypes -- abandoned buildings, bleakness, bars. And oh, BTW -- this post is about people but there are NONE in the photos. What's up with that??!!


The photos are beautiful. But they tell me more about the biases of photographer and the writer who included them than about Red Hook and its residents. I did a quick search on Google for images of Red Hook NY and found plenty. From those photos I got a much better sense of the community that showed the complete picture.


What gives me the right to be so cranky? I spent 3 years with anthropologist Dr. Ray Birdwhistell in the use of photography for understanding a group or culture. Those 3 years were all about how to remove your own biases from the camera lense so you could really see what's going on. 


The photos here really do a disservice to Red Hood and its residents. Now no one is perfect and we all make mistakes. But this is a little too blatant. I'm sure the author was under a crunch deadline and grabbed photos from Flickr in a rush instead of just being lazy. I'm sure the photographer (yonijrj) took these photos for his/her own purposes, never intending these consequences. I am dismayed at the end result, however.


So here are a few simple rules for effective visual storytelling in your articles:

  1. If your post is about people, show people!
  2. Use photographs with clear intent and mindfulnes. 
  3. Be aware of your own stereotypes and biases as best you can so you are not blindly promoting them.
  4. Know that photos have consequences. Use them wisely.
  5. Make sure the photos you select really reflect the emotional core and key message of the story.


OK -- rant done. May your visual stories reflect the best of your storytelling.


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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Storytelling In The Digital Media Age

Storytelling In The Digital Media Age | immersive media | Scoop.it
I often get asked why a Harvard neuropsychiatrist spends so much time talking about emotions and the brain in front of media and marketing research experts. The answer is that we live in an increasingly competitive world, and relying on what consumers tell us is incomplete, and in many cases just plain inaccurate.

Brand managers must understand how consumers engage on an emotional level in order to accurately predict whether their advertising or any other media content will truly resonate.

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7 Great Chrome Apps to Help Students Become Better Googlers - Google tips

7 Great Chrome Apps to Help Students Become Better Googlers  - Google tips | immersive media | Scoop.it

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Transmedia | The Battle Beyond Planet X

Transmedia | The Battle Beyond Planet X | immersive media | Scoop.it
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Simon Staffans's curator insight, March 3, 3:00 AM

A podcast (1h43min, beware :) on the transmedia reality and potential of "Halo".

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Missouri teacher advocates for less testing, more funding in ESEA reauthorization | Colleen Flaherty | NEA.org

Missouri teacher advocates for less testing, more funding in ESEA reauthorization | Colleen Flaherty | NEA.org | immersive media | Scoop.it

David Hope, firefighting and EMT instructor at South Technical High School in St. Louis, MO, traveled to Washington D.C. this week to advocate for career and technical education, for limits on high-stakes testing, but most of all, he came for his students.

“To me, my kids are the most important. Anybody in my school will tell you, I’ll go to hell and back for my kids, period,” said Hope.

As Congress is working on reauthorization for the Elementary and Secondary Education act—also known as No Child Left Behind—educators like Hope are sharing their experiences in the classroom to inform legislators on education policy.

Properly funding career and technical education (CTE), says Hope, is absolutely crucial when it comes to filling gaps in education.

“Career and technical education can help close a learning gap. Right now, many students who graduate high school aren’t prepared to start college. On top of that, high school graduation rates are dropping,” said Hope. “Programs like ours has a 90 percent graduation rate. We’re doing something right.”

If funding falls short for these and many other crucial programs, Hope said that it hurts low-income and special needs students most. On Capitol Hill, he spoke about the importance of fully funding the Carl D Perkins Career and Technical Education Act, one of the largest sources of federal funding for high schools across the country.

“A lot of the money for CTE programs comes from Perkins, especially in rural school districts and disenfranchised, low-income areas,” said Hope.


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How To Put A YouTube Video In PowerPoint

How To Put A YouTube Video In PowerPoint | immersive media | Scoop.it
This is your SUPER GUIDE for putting YouTube videos into PowerPoint! Follow the links below to find the tutorial for your version of PowerPoint...OR...slowly scroll down the page to learn some adva...

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Web Design & Development

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Good to know!

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Not only a very useful tips to incluye YouTube videos onto any version of Power Point... you will also find a troubleshooting guide to help you in the most commons problems


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The Anatomy Of Good Gamified eLearning | Li Whybrow | eLearning Industry

The Anatomy Of Good Gamified eLearning | Li Whybrow | eLearning Industry | immersive media | Scoop.it

We’ve long known that playing games can help people to learn a well as being fun, that’s why we play games with our kids, and it’s not a new concept to bring games into instructional design. Disney coined the phrase ‘edutainment’ back in the 1940’s and ‘gamification’ was probably first used by Nick Pelling, creator of games for the BBC Micro and Commodor in the 1980’s. Kevin Werbach of Wharton offers a definition for the term ‘gamification’:

We’ve seen an explosion in ‘gamification’ in the way firms seek to engage customers (think Nike) and the iOS and Android platforms have opened up a world of apps which naturally employ gaming elements into their feature lists. But in our sphere, that of learning and development, the notion of games design elements in what we do has been around for a fair while now. It’s a long time ago, relatively speaking in digital terms, that Marc Prensky penned his first book, Digital Game-based Learning.

We knew back then what the core principles were in games design that were beneficial for instructional design. I can boil them down to just four:


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Quantum Break – AAA Transmedia Binge Viewing

Quantum Break – AAA Transmedia Binge Viewing | immersive media | Scoop.it
It’s ironic that a game about time shifting and time manipulation, seems to be stuck in an endless time loop, never getting any closer to be being released. 2015 is still so very far away!   T...

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Lee Robinson:  "For any gamers who are still unaware of what Quantum Break is, it’s an upcoming Transmedia AAA game and live action TV show, exclusive to the Xbox One."

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Telling Your Story Via Content Curation--Best Practices

Telling Your Story Via Content Curation--Best Practices | immersive media | Scoop.it

LINK: http://sco.lt/5C9ekb ;


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GIANFRANCO MARINI's curator insight, February 13, 12:34 PM

Un intervento di Robin Good comparso su Scoop.it l'11/2/15 e che smonta alcuni "miti" e "false rappresentazioni" della Content Curation che circolano spesso in rete.

 

Questi in sintesi i miti:

# La Content Curation non è un modo per lavorare meno, produrre più contenuti e acquisire facilmente visibilità

# non si tratta nemmeno di aggiungere qualche riga a un contenuto o produrre una serie di link

 

Robin Good elenca poi in 8 punti in che cosa consiste l'autentico "lavoro del curatore". Il testo è in inglese ma facilmente comprensibile.

 

Questo breve intervento è di notevole interesse per:

# rettificare il paradigma teorico che sta coagulandosi attorno alla Content Curation

# calibrare la propria attività di curatori sul "valore aggiunto" che occorre produrre nella cura dei contenuti

# Comprendere la reale portata della Curation che può essere una delle strategie vincenti se non la si intende e pratica unicamente come attività di produrre "raccolte di link" ma

# attività di "produzione di senso" nel caos entropico del Web

# Proprio coltivare questo aspetto della Curation né evidenzia la valenza didattica in quanto attività di "interpretazione", "Ermeneutica del Web"

Kate Reid's curator insight, February 18, 5:19 PM

Robin Good  offers sage advice for school librarians as we content curate.  

Mª Jesús García S.M.'s curator insight, February 21, 7:05 AM

"La curación de contenidos lleva su tiempo"

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Scientific Argumentation: Helping Students Identify, Evaluate, & Support Claims (2-part course)

Scientific Argumentation: Helping Students Identify, Evaluate, & Support Claims (2-part course) | immersive media | Scoop.it
Use Smithsonian and other published resources to help students judge the quality or reliability of evidence, evaluate scientific claims, and construct scientific arguments. In a live, interactive format, try out an instructional strategy and an online annotation tool. This webinar will address inquiry skills and CCSS ELA standards for informational texts in scientific and technical subject areas. Provided materials focus on real-world, curriculum-relevant topics such as fracking and the Asian carp invasion.
Target Audience: Designed for high school science teachers, but all are welcome.
When: Part 1: Tuesday, February 17, 2015 Part 2: Monday, February 23, 2015 (Note: the course takes place over two sessions and attendance at both, along with completion of the evaluation, is required to receive a certificate) 
Time:  7:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. CT/5:00 p.m. MT/4:00 p.m. PT
Duration:  60 minutes each session
Where: The event will take place online via the Google+ platform. Registrants will receive links to the two sessions prior to the event. 
The webinar is archived and available for viewing after the live event has occurred.
Presenters:  Michelle K. Smith is Associate Director for Digital Media in the Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access. She oversees content development for instructional materials and web-based programs based on the Smithsonian’s collections and expertise.
Dr. Victor Sampson is an Associate Professor of STEM Education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at The University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of a growing series of books about engaging students in scientific argumentation, a key practice of science that helps students master content while they write about and discuss claims and evidence. 
Certificate of Participation: Webinar participants earn a certificate of participation for attending both sessions and completing the evaluation form at the end of the program. 
For more information: Contact learning@si.edu.
 

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Under the Hood of ‘Chasing Bayla,’ an Immersive Story From the Boston Globe | Mediashift | PBS

Under the Hood of ‘Chasing Bayla,’ an Immersive Story From the Boston Globe | Mediashift | PBS | immersive media | Scoop.it
Laura Amico is editor of data and multimedia projects at the Boston Globe. In the newsroom she sits between graphics, photos, video, illustration and print, and...

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Visual Storytelling: The Psychology of the Picture Superiority Effect

Visual Storytelling: The Psychology of the Picture Superiority Effect | immersive media | Scoop.it
In Ancient times, Cicero considered memory training to not just be a method, but a form of art....

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, February 16, 12:31 PM

Storytelling isn't about words, really. All trained storytellers know that the storyteller's job is to feed images to audiences. Image riding or image crafting, whatever you call it -- when we use words we are image writing.


Images are powerful, so it's no surprise visual storytelling is a hot topic. As this quick post shares, retention after 3 days for a text and a picture is 65%. Text and audio only? 10%


The next part of the post shares graphic facilitator Dan Roam's rules for what images to share based on the type of information you want to convey. Yeah! The complex is made simple :)


I also really like that this post is actually based on real research -- that's cited. So we know this is real.


CAVEAT: This post is about sharing information -- storifying information, in other words. I still -- after many years -- vividly remember stories I've heard from all kinds of storytellers (professional and not) and never a picture was shared. Yet those images/stories conveyed orally stick with me today.


So don't go thinking that every time you share a story, you have to show a picture or use PowerPoint. Not true. Except on the web.


So when the medium calls for images to accompany your stories -- use the visuals in this post to guide you.


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

Prasanna's curator insight, February 17, 1:42 AM

storytelling

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Stuck? Four Fab Ways To Find Your Story

Stuck? Four Fab Ways To Find Your Story | immersive media | Scoop.it
In the beginning, finding good stories is difficult. If only because your brain keeps saying, “I can’t tell stories.” or “I’m not a storyteller.” Trust me; if you are breathing you tell stories. Th...

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, February 16, 1:51 PM

Colleague Annette Simmons, author of several ground breaking books on business storytelling, has written this terrific post helping anyone get unstuck about their stories.


This article goes hand-in-hand with another post I curated last week from colleague Shawn Callahan on spotting stories.


What I love about this post is how Simmons starts off -- with the hidden fear we all have about storytelling. She then gives clear directions for finding your stories that will get you over that hump.


Hey, even I freeze up when someone out of the blue asks, "So tell me one of your stories". I like all of Simmon's 4 buckets and use them to break up that frozen place I sometimes find myself in.


Enjoy this post and get story-ing!


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


A.K.Andrew's curator insight, February 18, 11:22 AM

Always good to have new ways to jumpstart your work

 

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What if I Hadn’t Read Books as a Kid? | Stephanie Rice | Human Parts | Medium

What if I Hadn't Read Books as a Kid? - Human Parts - Medium

What if social media had existed when I was a kid?

Would I have ever learned to write anything longer than 140 characters?

What if all those after-school hours spent scribbling out childish stories of gullible dogs and wisecracking cats had been spent tapping and swiping at angry birds? What if I had fallen asleep with an iPad mini on my chest instead of Island of the Blue Dolphins?

Probably the best thing my parents ever did for me was immersing me in a world of books at an early age and then providing just the right amount of dysfunction at home to turn me into a writer myself.

The first time my parents tried to get me a library card, when I was four years old, the librarian peered down at me and said, “Well, she needs to learn to write her name first.” So we went home, they taught me how to write my name, and we went back for the card.

Of course, then they had to teach me how to read, which took a bit longer. Lest you think I was some sort of child genius, you should know I spent much of my free time on the back patio “teaching ants to swim” in Tupperware containers of water. Also, I enjoyed trying to convince the family cat to wear my socks, and my mom has a cassette tape recording of me confidently explaining how “the clouds go down” when you’re in an airplane.

But my parents persisted, and somehow by age six I was devouring the young adult section at our library. Every summer of elementary school, I dutifully committed to reading 100 books for our library’s annual competition. (All you had to do to “win” was the read the number of books to which you had committed. So I just as easily could have signed up for ten. It’s possible I was bad at math.)

Sometimes I still wander into the youth section of a bookstore and scan the shelves for old favorites. Charlotte’s Web. Little Women. The Ramona series. Nancy Drew. The Chronicles of Narnia. Little House on the Prairie. The Indian in the Cupboard. The Bunnicula books. The Girl With the Silver Eyes. Anything by Scott O’Dell. My parents imposed few restrictions, so I also read an age-inappropriate Patsy Cline biography and lots of Fear Street and Sweet Valley High.

I’m ashamed to say I’m not the voracious reader I was as a kid. Like much of the world, I now spend too much of my time staring at a screen. When I crawl into bed at night and debate whether to grab the Bill Bryson book on my nightstand or watch The Mindy Project on Hulu, Mindy usually wins out. But I firmly believe that the reason I can still manage to put words together in a reasonably coherent way is that I paved those neural pathways early. And I’m not totally sure that would have happened if my mom had been able to distract me with her iPhone while she grocery shopped. (Instead, she made up a story about how the carrots danced when I wasn’t looking. When I was skeptical, she got a store employee to corroborate.)

It’s true that I have always loved words, but it’s also true that I was kind of forced to spend time with them in the absence of other distractions.


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The Best Storytelling Ad: Leonard Nimoy, "The Challenge"

What happens when old school goes head to head with new school in a battle of speed and wits? Leonard Nimoy takes on newbie Zachary Quinto and his all-new Au...

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, March 2, 12:50 PM

I'm a huge Star Trek fan. I've watched all the episodes, the movies, spinoffs, and reruns. I am so sad at the death last week of Leonard Nimoy who played the character Spock.


As I was trolling the internet for remembrances, imagine my delight when I stumbled across this Audi ad featuring Nimoy and the younger version of Spock played by Zachary Quinto in the latest Star Trek movies.


Forget the Budweiser Super Bowl ads! This is now my all-time favorite. It's fabulous storytelling and not to be missed. We kept playing it this weekend and laughing again and again. There are great lessons here on business storytelling, too: humor, drama, surprise, great characters, etc.


If you've never heard of Star Trek (as I'm experiencing in my workshops these days) you might not get all the jokes. If you are a fan, you will have a great time.


Carry on Mr. Spock. Farewell Leonard Nimoy.


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Russell Roberts's curator insight, March 2, 5:25 PM

Interesting video from business consultant Karen Dietz.  This Audi ad is prices as the old Mr. Spock (the late Leonard Nimoy) matches wits with the new Mr. Spock (Zachary Quinto) in this funny commercial. Priceless!  Aloha, Russ.

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How to Hook up an iPad to Printer - iPadable

How to Hook up an iPad to Printer - iPadable | immersive media | Scoop.it

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Sue Osborne's curator insight, March 3, 11:49 PM

If this works.....

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Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: 3 Interactive Resources from ICE 2015

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: 3 Interactive Resources from ICE 2015 | immersive media | Scoop.it

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9 Creative Storytelling Tools That Will Make You Wish You Were A Student Again

9 Creative Storytelling Tools That Will Make You Wish You Were A Student Again | immersive media | Scoop.it

T.H.E. Journal asked educators for the most creative storytelling apps available, and we did a little digging on our own, too. The tools and apps we found turn students into novelists, artists, and moviemakers with each tool bringing its own powerful mechanism for transforming the traditional narrative--both inside and outside the classroom...


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Laura Kamis Wrang's curator insight, September 4, 2014 5:48 AM

TIME is of the essence opportunies to create and recreate are all over the place!!!

Pamela D Lloyd's curator insight, February 28, 7:19 PM

Lots of new tools to play with!

A.K.Andrew's curator insight, March 2, 11:24 AM

while I haven't tried these apps, it's a great selection of giving your novel am visual summary.  Anything to breathe some life into that synopsis eh? I'll def. Be checking the, out

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Jessica Klein: 6 Snapchat creators you should know about

Jessica Klein: 6 Snapchat creators you should know about | immersive media | Scoop.it

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"Snapchat has expanded far beyond its social beginnings, VideoInk's reporter [Jessica Klein] explains" ...

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Expin.me - Create your interactive stories

Expin.me - Create your interactive stories | immersive media | Scoop.it
An expressions platform to share experiences, opinions and passion points. Go ahead Explore, Express and discover

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Crear historias

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An Expression Platform that is multilingual, visually attractive and socially integrated

Now you can express your views, interests and passion – unbounded . As well as get a relevant audience to consume and promote it for you 

Be it an instant expression, a short story, a poem, a holiday, photos, memories, a point of view , reviews on events/movies its all happening here 

So go ahead !! Indulge, get noticed and make Like-Minded connections

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5 Visual Storytelling Tips To Power Your Content Marketing On Facebook

5 Visual Storytelling Tips To Power Your Content Marketing On Facebook | immersive media | Scoop.it
Instead of relying on a block of text, visual storytelling follows ‘show, don’t tell’ approach which results in greater engagement, traffic, and sales.

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YouTube is 10 years old: the evolution of online video

YouTube is 10 years old: the evolution of online video | immersive media | Scoop.it

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Fred McConnell:  "Ten years is a long time on the internet, especially when 300 minutes of video are uploaded to your site every minute. On YouTube’s 10th birthday, we trace the growth and growing pains of online video"

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Drone to scan for ancient Amazonia | Jonathan Amos | BBC News

Drone to scan for ancient Amazonia | Jonathan Amos | BBC News | immersive media | Scoop.it

Scientists are to scan the Amazon forest in Brazil to look for evidence of occupation by ancient civilisations.

A drone will be sent up with a laser instrument to peer through the canopy for earthworks that were constructed thousands of years ago.

The UK-led project is trying to determine how big these communities were, and to what degree they altered the landscape.

The data is likely to inform policies on sustainable forest use today.

Researchers announced the initiative at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in San Jose.

It has just won a 1.7m-euro (£1.25m; $1.9m) grant from the European Research Council.

The key quest is to try to understand the scale and activities of populations living in the late pre-Columbian period (the last 3,000 years before the Europeans arrived in the 1490s).


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Narrating Narrating: Twisting the Twice-Told Tale

There is a structural/genetic continuity between everyday oral narrative and elaborate literary narratives, with listeners gradually becoming an audience. Literary stories which narrate some character's oral narrating keep us aware of this

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How "Strong Female Characters" Still End Up Weak And Powerless (Or, "Do They Pass The Action Figure Test?")

How "Strong Female Characters" Still End Up Weak And Powerless (Or, "Do They Pass The Action Figure Test?") | immersive media | Scoop.it
The idea of writing a "strong female character" isn't enough. As shorthand, it sounds noble. It seems spot on. But a lot of writers -- and writing advice about the subject -- seem to get it wrong. ...

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