On the trail of the phantom women who changed American music and then vanished without a trace.
I have remained skeptical of web X.0 media-rich articles, like NYT's "Snow Fall," purporting to be the future of journalism because new tools so often distract from the qualities of quality. Parallax scrolling doesn't make NYT"s "Snow Fall" followup, "The Jockey," into a great or even a notable article. Conversely, the simple still-image and text format of Grantland's engrossing "The End and Don King" diminishes its greatness not at all.
This isn't meant as a rebuke the authors or producers behind "The Jockey" for trying. I LIKE errors of largesse. The story simply didn't merit all the work put into it.
John Jeremiah Sullivan's article for NYT Magazine is a very good example of a story whose parts and details DO merit the extra attention and multi-modality of delivery. The subject is a mysterious duo of black pre-war lady-blues crooners whose driving minor hammer strumming may be the ultimate progenitor of Otis Taylor, to say nothing of their melancholy lyrics.
Check the article out if you have time. Bring headphones.
19Reinos es el juego transmedia que propone CANAL+ a los seguidores de Juego de Tronos con motivo de la 4ï¿½ temporada de la serie.
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.
Roman The title of Roman Mars's popular podcast, 99 Invisible, actually reveals something crucial about telling compelling stories: helping people put their...
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.
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
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.
In 1692 an artist known only as "A. Boogert" sat down to write a book in Dutch about mixing watercolors. Not only would he begin the book with a bit about the use of color in painting, but would go on to explain how to create certain hues and change the tone by adding one, two,
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.
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.
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 —...
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