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The Modern Story

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"The Modern Story is a not-for-profit organization that bridges the technological and narrative divide by introducing digital skills and storytelling practices to youth and educators around the world."

 

Cool mission, with a pretty face on the web. Am curious (have been for some time) how viable it is for non-profits to drum up excitement for their causes using digital storytelling.

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Wuxia the Fox - Augmented book & iPad app

A book paired with an iPad app to inspire parents and kids to connect with nature, reinvent bedtime stories and explore their dreams.
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GVS | Global Virtual Studio | Home

GVS | Global Virtual Studio | Home | Narrative Tech | Scoop.it
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Motion Publishing: A Different Kind of Publisher

Motion Publishing: A Different Kind of Publisher | Narrative Tech | Scoop.it
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Very interesting experiment with the future of publishing. Is it too clever? I think it will be interesting to see how this works, or fails to. 

 

Basically: Author pays Motion to work with her on the process of finishing the book (editing, etc.), and then Motion prints it as well. Like Lulu, but with editors who are paid by the author.

 

The biggest hurdle I foresee is the customer-client-boss confusion when it comes to the author. Who has authority and over what? What is the identity of Motion if it crowdsources its vision? We shall see.

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Developer spotlight: Talking microphones with Blue

Blue Microphones tells us about the latest audio accessories they've made for the Mac.

Via Ileane Smith
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Spoke with colleagues about the interesting Digg article that came out last month on why audio rarely goes viral <http://digg.com/originals/why-audio-never-goes-viral>; ; the lady from Blue reminded me of another reason why audio lacks virality: fidelity.

 

Mobile phones are the primary means for image capture these days, and any camera app that wants to remain relevant has a bevy of sharing options that pop up every time any picture is taken. The technology of mobile microphones is so far behind mobile cameras that it is no wonder captured audio isn't shared more; even the best smartphone microphones are TERRIBLE.

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Ileane Smith's curator insight, March 31, 4:15 PM

The Spark Digital looks interesting....

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Pixel Dust: Illusions of Innovation in Scholarly Publishing -

Pixel Dust: Illusions of Innovation in Scholarly Publishing - | Narrative Tech | Scoop.it
There is no technological fix.
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Layar app for Google Glass takes the wearable to the next level [VIDEO] - Phandroid.com

Layar app for Google Glass takes the wearable to the next level [VIDEO] - Phandroid.com | Narrative Tech | Scoop.it
Android Headlines - Android News Layar app for Google Glass takes the wearable to the next level [VIDEO] Phandroid.com When Google first introduced Android Wear early last week — their all new version of Android custom built for wearable devices —...

Via Pekka Puhakka
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Very easy AR tool, with a strong user base. Thinking of a friend who has both Glass and experience with Layar when I see this.

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Racontr | For the future of storytelling

Racontr | For the future of storytelling | Narrative Tech | Scoop.it
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I'm back! 

 

An extended hiatus. I'm telling myself I let the storytelling tech catch up with me, and maybe that's the case. Also, I was just kinda' tired of looking at the stuff and needed a break. 

 

Anyway, here is a new HTML5 scrolling tool. Haven't seen one that's embeddable before, I don't think. Could be pretty darn cool; I've requested Beta access, so we'll see...

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DB 14 – Oxford’s Effective Online Tutoring Course | Digital Beards

DB 14 – Oxford’s Effective Online Tutoring Course | Digital Beards | Narrative Tech | Scoop.it
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‘eStranged’ play displays innovative storytelling elements – The Maine Campus

‘eStranged’ play displays innovative storytelling elements – The Maine Campus | Narrative Tech | Scoop.it
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This sounds like transmedia with a more established center, which may be a good thing. Telematic? Interesting.

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How video games are transforming the film industry

How video games are transforming the film industry | Narrative Tech | Scoop.it

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, November 18, 2013 11:42 AM


Steve Boxer:  "They once wanted to emulate films. But now it is the movie industry that is adopting the technology of video games" ...

Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, November 19, 2013 4:49 AM

Video game technology and video games are acknowledged by Bafta now, and are rightly getting credit for what they are, which is extraordinary pieces of art.

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DB 11 – How to Cartoon with Jamie Smith | Digital Beards

DB 11 – How to Cartoon with Jamie Smith | Digital Beards | Narrative Tech | Scoop.it
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The delightful and skillful Jamie Smith talks us through the process of Cartooning. Video.

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Spatial storytelling enabled by IDNA iPad app

Spatial storytelling enabled by IDNA iPad app | Narrative Tech | Scoop.it
Buzz is building over a 360°, 3D sound, interactive narrative experience designed for tablets that merges aspects of traditional storytelling with film and play.
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Very slick, but I'm skeptical of how much saturation a storytelling technique like this can saturate the market via tablets. AR glasses like the Meta.01, however...

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Xbox One: Microsoft Studios hiring creative producer for “long-term, transmedia IPs” | VG247

Xbox One: Microsoft Studios hiring creative producer for “long-term, transmedia IPs” | VG247 | Narrative Tech | Scoop.it
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I like this post for the comments beneath it: Skepticism as to the worth of Transmedia.

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Sheila Packa Poetry Blog: Webs: Transmedia and Poetry

Sheila Packa Poetry Blog: Webs: Transmedia and Poetry | Narrative Tech | Scoop.it
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Transmedia Shows Are Winning the Internet

Transmedia Shows Are Winning the Internet | Narrative Tech | Scoop.it
Bernie Su's interactive storytelling is winning Emmys and raking in revenue, thanks to its die-hard fangirls.

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Karen B Wehner's curator insight, April 13, 1:27 PM

When they all are as good as The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, this will be true. 

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500px ISO

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500px ISOUnbelievable Photography
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Beautiful.

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Toronto tech startup reimagines the novel

Toronto tech startup reimagines the novel | Narrative Tech | Scoop.it
Wattpad’s social network lets authors offer their work to a global audience of 20 million readers – one episode at a time
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Chris Lott's comment, March 26, 10:40 AM
I downloaded Wattpad maybe 6 months ago. Serialization is a fine idea (not sure how much of a re-imagining it is) and consistent with a lot of fanfic...the problem with Wattpad is that the quality of the writing found there is so bad. Worse than most fanfic. LIke many of these media, I wonder: where are the talented authors? Isn't it time they start appearing as authors of these new forms? I mean, read just a few chapters of that 278(!) chapter piece they refer to and the problem is obvious...
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Nothing like bad writing to keep the good writers at bay...
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19Reinos CANAL+

19Reinos CANAL+ | Narrative Tech | Scoop.it
19Reinos es el juego transmedia que propone CANAL+ a los seguidores de Juego de Tronos con motivo de la 4ï¿&frac12; temporada de la serie.
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The outset of a Spanish transmedia, audience participatory storyline involving the Game of Thrones universe and the capture of an outlaw. The clues are scattered in the real world and throughout social media networks. 

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Roman Mars's Secret To Irresistible Storytelling

Roman Mars's Secret To Irresistible Storytelling | Narrative Tech | Scoop.it

Roman The title of Roman Mars's popular podcast, 99 Invisible, actually reveals something crucial about telling compelling stories: helping people put their...

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Roman Mars is one of the most gifted storytellers out there right now. He and his crew at 99percentinvisible have the amazing ability to lattice narrative around the finished products that surround us in what they so wonderfully call The Built World. 

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DB 15 – SXSW with Dan LaSota and Owen Guthrie P1 | Digital Beards

DB 15 – SXSW with Dan LaSota and Owen Guthrie P1 | Digital Beards | Narrative Tech | Scoop.it

Talk

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Spoke with my good friends and colleagues, Dan LaSota and Owen Guthrie about their workshop at SXSW this year, where they presented on what has become their specialty: Badging and Gamification.

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DB 12 – Serious Fun Part 1 (UAA) | Digital Beards

DB 12 – Serious Fun Part 1 (UAA) | Digital Beards | Narrative Tech | Scoop.it
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I spoke with Jeanetter Renaudineau, Instructional Designer at the University of Alaska Anchorage, about the upcoming event she and other designers at UAA, along with designers here at UAF, are putting on in April: Serious Fun, a gathering for educators and students who like, are curious about, or have plans to integrate gamification in the classroom. The event, like this 2-part episode, is divided in two: Anchorage will be having their half of Serious Fun on April 11th, and we at UAF will be having our half on April 14th. They are not the same event, and as such I will be speaking to Owen Guthrie, fellow Instructional Designer here at UAF eLearning, to talk about what we are going to do on the 14th. I think you should try to make both, if you can 

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Tuesday, Nov. 19: Public library is more relevant than ever

Tuesday, Nov. 19: Public library is more relevant than ever | Narrative Tech | Scoop.it
Re: The future remains bright for Metro Vancouver libraries, Nov. 12
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Beautiful library. Glad to see it adapting to the times.

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Spatial Storytelling Prototype App Places You Into 360-Degree Explorable Scenes [Video]

Spatial Storytelling Prototype App Places You Into 360-Degree Explorable Scenes [Video] | Narrative Tech | Scoop.it
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Friggin' cool. Reminds me of the Google-Pixar chimera that came out just the other day on all the Moto X's...showed that one to my colleage, Jenn, and she was quick to say that it isn't AR, which she's right it isn't. I suppose I hadn't thought about that distinction, really. "Spatial Storytelling" is now another Google Alert in my collection.

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Mind Of The Geek NARR8 digital comic book app: an interview with Darya Trushkina - Mind Of The Geek

Mind Of The Geek NARR8 digital comic book app: an interview with Darya Trushkina - Mind Of The Geek | Narrative Tech | Scoop.it
Mind of the Geek interviews Darya Trushkina about NARR8, a new comic app.
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Let's Build Better Transmedia

Let's Build Better Transmedia | Narrative Tech | Scoop.it
There's fantastic Transmedia programming out today. There's not so good programming, too. Let's evolve to ensure there's more of the former.
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