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Tracking the evolution of narrative under the new light of technology.
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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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Why Alice Munro Should Play "Gone Home": The Video Game as Story and Experience -

Why Alice Munro Should Play "Gone Home": The Video Game as Story and Experience - | Narrative Tech | Scoop.it
IN 1996, award-winning fantasy writer Geoff Ryman released 253, a hyperlink/interactive novel about a doomed London Underground train hurtling toward a fatal collision.

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siobhan-o-flynn's curator insight, October 29, 2013 11:42 AM

I am really looking forward to playing with this!

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Future of Storytelling Course | Education. Online. Free. | iversity

Future of Storytelling Course | Education. Online. Free. | iversity | Narrative Tech | Scoop.it
How do you tell a story? Learn to listen and inspire. Understand trends in current fiction and learn to contextualize narratives in this MOOC. Enrol for free!
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I've enrolled. Interested to see how the conversations develop, whether they revolve around the same stale ideas or develop fresh ones. 

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The Moth App Brings Storytelling to Mobile

The Moth App Brings Storytelling to Mobile | Narrative Tech | Scoop.it
(Credit: PRX.org) App Name: The Moth Available Platforms: iOS and Android Price: $0.99 What does this app do?
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Digital Beards 10 – Alan Levine, DS106, and the Internet | Digital Beards

Digital Beards 10 – Alan Levine, DS106, and the Internet | Digital Beards | Narrative Tech | Scoop.it
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I speak with Alan Levine, an exceptional mind on the frontier of education and technology, one of the teachers behind DS106, the blogger behind cogdoblog.com, the photographer behind this delightful flickr feed, and a featured speaker at UAF's 2013 TechFest just last week. A great talk about creativity and the need to give students a sense of ownership in the Internet. Totally listen if you find the time (I know it's a tad longer than most of our podcasts, but it is worth it).

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"All Together Now Storied Sessions" Project Launched | ABC 32 WNCF TV - News, Weather, Sports - | Montgomery, Alabama | Local News

"All Together Now Storied Sessions" Project Launched | ABC 32 WNCF TV - News, Weather, Sports - | Montgomery, Alabama | Local News | Narrative Tech | Scoop.it
The Civil Rights Memorial Center and the Center for Digital Storytelling are working together to bridge the storytelling gap between generations in part of the "all together now storied sessions" project.
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Technology killed storytelling, then resurrected it (Wired UK)

Technology killed storytelling, then resurrected it (Wired UK) | Narrative Tech | Scoop.it
Storytelling platforms that use images, Vines, videos and social media updates are telling old stories in new ways and new stories in old ways
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Moovly - Create Animated Content like a Pro

Moovly - Create Animated Content like a Pro | Narrative Tech | Scoop.it

Moovly is an online tool that allows you to create animated videos, tutorials, explainers, presentations, infographics, video clips, display ads or e-cards.

 

My rating: still exploring


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Amélie Silvert's curator insight, September 18, 2013 1:42 PM

waouh...

Stephen Bright's curator insight, October 7, 2013 4:48 PM

Moovly has some limitations - you use a standard palate of shapes or images to do the animation with. That said, it is easy to use and the free version seems quite adequate for what most people would want to do.

Judih Weinstein Haggai's curator insight, January 11, 2014 12:56 AM

have you ever wanted to add a video snippet to a presentation?

moovly sounds good.

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Storyboard That: The World's Best FREE Online Storyboard Creator

Storyboard That: The World's Best FREE Online Storyboard Creator | Narrative Tech | Scoop.it
Looking for an amazing, fun, free, and easy to use online storyboard creator? See why students, screenwriters, and businesses love Storyboard That.

Via José Carlos
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Looks like...Pixton, crossed with Amazon's storyboarding tool? Except both of those have higher price-points for educators, and I can see how this offering, which cuts somewhere between the stilted Amazon version and the extremely customizable Pixton, hits a nice balance between constraint and freedom. Easier to use than Pixton, though not quite as powerful. Cheap, and pretty good looking.

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Judy Kundert's curator insight, October 31, 2013 5:00 PM

Here's a neat tool . It looks like a an easy fun way to create a story or message.

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Willem Dafoe, Ellen Page star in interactive game

Willem Dafoe, Ellen Page star in interactive game | Narrative Tech | Scoop.it

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I've played some of these interactive, narrative type games, and have even found myself emotionally moved by some of them (The Walking Dead games, Heavy Rain, etc.). It is an interesting medium, burdened under the historical disregard of choose-your-own-adventure stories. I, myself, can't entirely cast aside my own skepticism, but this will be a game that I will wait to see. 

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, October 3, 2013 12:03 AM


Karl Quinn:  "David Cage doesn't think he's captured the future of storytelling, but he's pretty confident he's seen a glimpse of it" ...

Andrea Rossi's curator insight, October 3, 2013 3:58 AM

''I'm trying to explore different types of emotions, in continuing to explore this strange relationship that the game can establish with a player that is very different to the relationship between a film and an audience,'' he says. ''When you watch a film you are passive, you cannot change what is going on, but when you play an interactive game you become an actor, you can actually change the story. This is really fascinating."

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MirrorMoon EP - Mystery, discovery and exploration in outer space

MirrorMoon EP - Mystery, discovery and exploration in outer space | Narrative Tech | Scoop.it
MirrorMoon EP is a game about mystery, discovery and exploration set in outer space. It is also about solitude and the subtle thrill of feeling lost; it’s a tribute to space.
RainboWillis's insight:

Great stories told through video games: Journey, and.... I can't think of others that fit the bill. But this looks to be pretty interesting, maybe within my ballpark. A silent, exploration-based adventure game in a bizarre environment, telling a kind of abstract story (one can only hope!). Sign me up.

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Digital Beards 8 – Alaskan Educators: Watch for upcoming gaming conference | Digital Beards

Digital Beards 8 – Alaskan Educators: Watch for upcoming gaming conference | Digital Beards | Narrative Tech | Scoop.it
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I talk to Dallas Budden, one of the forces behind a new gaming conference, created specifically for Alaskan Educators in a collaborative effort between UAA, UAF and UAS, about what she would like the conference to be and how she has come to care about gaming in the first place.

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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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'Defiance' and the Possibilities and Pitfalls of Transmedia

'Defiance' and the Possibilities and Pitfalls of Transmedia | Narrative Tech | Scoop.it
Syfy's new series Defiance is an ambitious transmedia project. But in this case, that does more harm than good.
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Admiration for its ambition, if not for its aesthetic accomplishment. A tough review for transmedia.

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Cork Film Festival To Hold Transmedia Conference | The Irish Film & Television Network

Cork Film Festival To Hold Transmedia Conference | The Irish Film & Television Network | Narrative Tech | Scoop.it
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Pokémon as modern storytelling: Immersion and escape

Pokémon as modern storytelling: Immersion and escape | Narrative Tech | Scoop.it
Last Friday, the release of Pokémon X and Y stirred the proverbial pot of the Pokémon fandom, reviving what was far from dead.
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Where is the distinction between storytelling and worldbuilding?

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Texas State University Mass Comm Week: Evan Smith on Interactive Storytelling (Live Video)

Texas State University Mass Comm Week: Evan Smith on Interactive Storytelling (Live Video) | Narrative Tech | Scoop.it
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I had never heard of the Texas Tribune, or followed its development to what it is right now (looks like a strong news source). I'm very curious about the CMS they developed, Armstrong. I will be checking that out for sure.

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Felicia Pride podcast interview: transmedia storytelling & collaboration | lucid plot

Felicia Pride podcast interview: transmedia storytelling & collaboration | lucid plot | Narrative Tech | Scoop.it
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Hometown U: Atwood chair introduces students to new model of storytelling | Living | ADN.com

Hometown U: Atwood chair introduces students to new model of storytelling | Living | ADN.com | Narrative Tech | Scoop.it
Mark Trahant, the newest occupant of UAA's Atwood Chair in journalism, will introduce UAA students to journalism's new world order, something he's witnessed from the front lines.
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Anchorage!

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Old-Media Values in New-Media Venues

Old-Media Values in New-Media Venues | Narrative Tech | Scoop.it
“Fast, hungry, and loosely edited” doesn't cut it anymore.
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While I disagree with his opinion of why the internet is generating more "polished" journalism these days, and do not consider "Snow Fall" the first evidence of that, either (much to the contrary), I do think he is recognizing an important trend in online reporting. That is: It is simply easier than it has ever been to make a polished piece, complete with visual/aural/interactive media. Type setting for a newspaper run was arduous and skill-intensive work next to formatting a blog post through Wordpress, and that gap continues to grow. "Snow Fall" is an example of the old model trying to compete with the inevitable: An expensive, team intensive, organizationally backed article that nonetheless accomplished very little of substance more than what a single good blogger with satisfactory transmedia fluency could accomplish on his/her own. Was "Snowfall" beautiful and well done? Yes. Is it where journalism is headed? I'm skeptical.

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95 top-class typography tutorials

95 top-class typography tutorials | Narrative Tech | Scoop.it

Whatever your discipline, typography is an essential part of design, and you can never stop learning about it or improving your typography skills. To help you out, we've gathered together the most amazing typography tutorials from around the web.


Learn how to design a headline typeface, create isometric 3D lettering, smelt your favourite font and much more. You're bound to find something that can help you raise your type skills to the next level...




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Chris Lott's curator insight, October 6, 2013 1:38 AM

A well-curated set of tutorials with a little something for everyone, from type basics and classifications to advanced type effects.

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Ancient Marginalia: The Watershed Manifesto | Digital Book World

Ancient Marginalia: The Watershed Manifesto | Digital Book World | Narrative Tech | Scoop.it
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Liquidity of information in a post-book era with many similarities to the pre-book, aural storytelling age. Hmmmm...

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Digital Beards 9 – Jaime Smith and the Craft of Comics | Digital Beards

Digital Beards 9 – Jaime Smith and the Craft of Comics | Digital Beards | Narrative Tech | Scoop.it
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Jaime Smith, comic artist/author behind such comics as Nuggets and Freeze.Frame, on the craft of comics and cartooning.

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Brooke Sheridan's curator insight, October 3, 2013 5:04 PM

More groovy comics talk by Chris Malmberg at University of Alaska Fairbanks.

 

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Tomato Can Blues

Tomato Can Blues | Narrative Tech | Scoop.it
Charlie Rowan was a small-time cage fighter in rural Michigan who couldn’t get a break. He owed money to impatient people. He needed to start over, but didn’t know how. Then, he came up with a plan.
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The Times, once again, to the breach of narrative tradition. There is a lot to like about their effort, but is this really the future of journalism?

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