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The many dimensions of story.
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New 'Facebook Stories' Reveals Human Drama Within

New 'Facebook Stories' Reveals Human Drama Within | Living Story | Scoop.it
Facebook took the wraps off Facebook Stories Thursday, a section designed “to celebrate the different stories that are coming out of Facebook,” according to a spokesperson’s description.

 

The first issue of Facebook Stories, which resides at facebook.com/FacebookStories, centers on “remembering.” A video at the top of the page tells the moving story of Mayank Sharm, who used Facebook’s “People You May Know” tool to contact old acquaintances and reconstruct his life history after being diagnosed with meningitis at age 27. A separate page serves up stories on memory from The New Yorker‘s archives, courtesy of the magazine’s librarians. Ari Shapiro, NPR’s White House correspondent, shares “one memory he’ll never forget,” and author and journalist Joshua Foer shares a list of books on memory that informed his own on the subject.


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» Social TV interactions skyrocketed 171% this year

» Social TV interactions skyrocketed 171% this year | Living Story | Scoop.it

Social TV interactions skyrocketed 171% this year. And that's the conservative estimate...

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We’re getting wildly differing assessments : SCOTUSblog

We’re getting wildly differing assessments : SCOTUSblog | Living Story | Scoop.it

What does it take to get the story right in today's instant media landscape? A thought-provoking analysis of the difficulties and pressures involved. By Tom Goldstein of the SCOTUSblog.com

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Nuno Bernardo: How to use new Social tools — like Pinterest — in Transmedia Projects

Nuno Bernardo: How to use new Social tools — like Pinterest — in Transmedia Projects | Living Story | Scoop.it

Storytelling via Pinterest: beActive just became the first company to launch a series on Pinterest. But should you necessarily jump on all new social platforms?


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How Nora Ephron’s Films Can Teach Sustainability Entrepreneurs To Tell Better Stories

How Nora Ephron’s Films Can Teach Sustainability Entrepreneurs To Tell Better Stories | Living Story | Scoop.it
“Hmm. I didn’t have you pegged as a You’ve Got Mail fan,” a new friend mentioned as he looked at the photo of Nora Ephron I’ve had on my refrigerator for the past few years. “I absolutely love her!
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Heros Journey : Summary of Steps (The Archetypal Structure via Joseph Campbell)

The hero's journey : summary of the steps (if you don't know this you should; it's McKee's archetypal plot)

 

This page summarizes the brief explanations from every step of the Hero's Journey.

 

Departure

 

1. The Call to Adventure
The call to adventure is the point in a person's life when they are first given notice that everything is going to change, whether they know it or not.

 

2.Refusal of the Call
Often when the call is given, the future hero refuses to heed it. This may be from a sense of duty or obligation, fear, insecurity, a sense of inadequacy, or any of a range of reasons that work to hold the person in his or her current circumstances.

 

3.Supernatural Aid
Once the hero has committed to the quest, consciously or unconsciously, his or her guide and magical helper appears, or becomes known.


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A Creator's Guide is Launched! - Deus Ex Machinatio - Andrea Phillips

A Creator's Guide is Launched! - Deus Ex Machinatio - Andrea Phillips | Living Story | Scoop.it
It's here, it's here, the day is here! A Creator's Guide to Transmedia Storytelling is on sale at ... (A great read, highly recommended: A Creator's Guide is Launched!
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Robert Redford: Democrats are bad storytellers

Robert Redford: Democrats are bad storytellers | Living Story | Scoop.it
Robert Redford’s a long-time supporter of the Democratic Party, but he thinks they could stand to learn a thing or two from his profession: Storytelling.

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More series upending television's brand of storytelling

More series upending television's brand of storytelling | Living Story | Scoop.it

Randee Dawn: "Controversial finales, the killing off of major characters — dramas like 'The Walking Dead' and 'The Killing' are turning to such atypical creative choices in a reboot of TV writing" ...


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Tim Schafer Explains How to Make Games, Tell Stories

Tim Schafer Explains How to Make Games, Tell Stories | Living Story | Scoop.it

On last week's show, my colleague PJ Vogt and I interviewed game designer (and hero) Tim Schafer about his decision to fund his latest game entirely through the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter. Over the course of the 60+ minutes that we spoke to him, we got way more than we could possibly use on the show about what inspires him, how he approaches game design, and how to tell an interesting story. Since we thought other parts of the conversation might interest listeners, we decided to cut a second interview and post it on the blog.


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Empowerment Marketing: Advertising To Humans As More Than Just Selfish Machines

Empowerment Marketing: Advertising To Humans As More Than Just Selfish Machines | Living Story | Scoop.it
Editor’s NoteThis is the first of three excerpts that we’re running from Winning the Story Wars: Why Those Who Tell--and Live--the Best Stories Will Rule the Future by Jonah Sachs, the cofounder of Free Range Studios (the creative studio behind The...
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The empowered ‘Snow White,’ a bad apple in modern film typecasting

The empowered ‘Snow White,’ a bad apple in  modern film typecasting | Living Story | Scoop.it
“Snow White and the Huntsman” presents a strong, updated heroine, mangling the classic fairy tale’s meaning.

 

Favorite quote: There are ways to update fairy tales that don’t lose the integrity of the original character.

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Recipe for predictive analytics success includes one part storyteller

The most successful predictive analytics teams boast statistical analysis, programming and storytelling skills, according to the predictive modeling team at XL Insurance Inc. 

 

Favorite quote: "The third piece is that you have to be part storyteller. You have to be able to interpret those results," [Jennifer] Golec said. "[That means] really being able to interpret the insight that you pull from the data. You have to be able to relay that because if you don't, you'll be sitting on this great model and you won't be able to implement it."

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Desperate Housewives Creator Marc Cherry On 5 Lessons From 8 Seasons Of Drama

Desperate Housewives Creator Marc Cherry On 5 Lessons From 8 Seasons Of Drama | Living Story | Scoop.it
Before Desperate Housewives ended its eight-season run on ABC in May, series creator Marc Cherry was already hard at work on Devious Maids, a pilot that he ultimately sold to Lifetime.
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New Storytelling Platform ‘StoriesFrom’ Launches

New Storytelling Platform ‘StoriesFrom’ Launches | Living Story | Scoop.it

StoriesFrom is an immersive platform for community storytelling. Funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and developed by The Tiziano Project, StoriesFrom allows individuals and organizations around the world to create rich documentary experiences online.

 

“StoriesFrom changes the way communities create and consume stories on a global scale,” The Tiziano Project Executive Director Jon Vidar says. “This site presents underrepresented views in a reliable and beautiful package.”

 

Explore the stories, learn about the local reporters and talk to them directly using Facebook. All at storiesfrom.us.

 

Here are some of their first stories.


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Can we figure out a ‘unified theory of writing’? | Poynter.

Standing for journalism, strengthening democracy | Journalism training, media news & how to's (Can we figure out a ‘unified theory of writing’?
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Transmedia Storytelling, Fan Culture and the Future of Marketing - Knowledge@Wharton

Transmedia Storytelling, Fan Culture and the Future of Marketing - Knowledge@Wharton | Living Story | Scoop.it

Knowledge@Wharton, the online business journal of the Wharton School, interviews Andrea Phillips.

 

My favorite quote: "At the point of creation, it doesn't matter whether or not you're making something that's transmedia. It matters whether you're making something that works and is interesting to you and to the audience."

 

Full article: http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article.cfm?articleid=3039

 

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Semicolons: A Love Story

Semicolons: A Love Story | Living Story | Scoop.it
How Kurt Vonnegut taught one writer to hate the semicolon; how William James convinced him to love it.
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Small Town Tourism and Transmedia Storytelling – Transmedia Storyteller

Small towns around America have histories that offer a foundation for transmedia storytelling to bring in visitors and customers for local retailers. The Roswell Experience is a location-based story told across 32 locations in Roswell, New Mexico which uses a fictional alien, Vrillon, to introduce visitors to the area’s rich history.


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Sheffield Doc Fest: a few brilliant projects | i-docs

Sheffield Doc Fest: a few brilliant projects | i-docs | Living Story | Scoop.it
Not everyone (including me) was lucky enough to be at Sheffield Doc Fest this year, but luckily some of the i-Docs team were and I was able to avidly follow ...

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Dan Rather on how social media has changed TV news: ‘A deadline every nanosecond’

Dan Rather on how social media has changed TV news: ‘A deadline every nanosecond’ | Living Story | Scoop.it

Natan Edelsburg: "The role TV played in Rather’s reporting from interviewing Martin Luther King Jr. to endless presidents paints a clear picture of how TV became the mass medium it is today that complements the social web" ...


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Andrea Phillips: 5 Lessons For Storytellers From The Transmedia World

Andrea Phillips: 5 Lessons For Storytellers From The Transmedia World | Living Story | Scoop.it
In April of 2001, a close friend sent me a link to the "Anti-Robot Militia," which was just like it sounds: a hate group against robots. One click later, I was hopelessly hooked on a marketing campaign for the film A.I.
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Lizzie Bennet Diaries Brings a Classic Spin to the Vlog

Lizzie Bennet Diaries Brings a Classic Spin to the Vlog | Living Story | Scoop.it
Since the YouTube videos themselves center around Lizzie’s highly biased take on the story, The Lizzie Bennet Diaries provides its on-screen and off-screen talent with social media outlets suited to their sensibilities, allowing viewers to gain a better sense of the story...

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Our Favorite Female Character From Every Pixar Movie

Our Favorite Female Character From Every Pixar Movie | Living Story | Scoop.it
Later this month, Pixar will release its thirteenth movie, Brave . Some will stand in awe at its beautiful scenescapes and its technical perfection. The rest of us will fall in love with an entirely new set of characters.

 

The truth is making a cherished movie isn’t about reinventing the wheel. It’s about writing incredible, relatable characters to turn that wheel. It’s in the storytelling basics, in the most heartfelt honesty that Pixar has found its real legacy, the one that matters to those of us who go to the movies to connect and be touched. All of the visual marvels and all of the perfect angles are just the shiny polish that make getting to know Dashiell Parr, Marlin and dozens of others that much more special.


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'Times' freelancers make a bet on long-form local journalism with new site, 'Narratively' | Capital New York

'Times' freelancers make a bet on long-form local journalism with new site, 'Narratively' | Capital New York | Living Story | Scoop.it

As a New Yorker and storyteller, I'm very much looking forward to the launch of Narratively, a digital platform devoted to in-depth storytelling about New York.

 

Article excerpt: [29-year-old New York Times freelancer] Noah Rosenberg, who came up with the idea for Narratively a few years ago and has been slowly developing it ever since, said there were already five weeks worth of content lined up. Each week will revolve around a particular theme. Sex and death obviously fall on the provocative end of the spectrum, but wonkier motifs like New York waterways and "obscure New York pastimes" are also on the schedule.

 

The site will publish just one story a day. Monday might yield a 5,000-word narrative; Tuesday an interactive media presentation; Wednesday a video documentary or photo slide-show; and so on.

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