Whether openly and actively or in subtle, subliminal ways, things talk to us. Tangible and intangible, and at all scales—from the spoon to the city, the government, and the Web, and from buildings to communities, social networks, systems, and artificial worlds—things communicate. They do not all speak up: some use text, diagrams, visual interfaces, or even scent and temperature: others just keep us company in eloquent silence.
This Sunday, fans of the Harry Potter book and movie series will flock to Pottermore.com because of one sentence currently posted on the splash page: "Come back on 31st July to find out how you can get the chance to enter Pottermore early." Those ...
Karen Barley is a horror story told on Twitter with tweets linking out to YouTube videos and photos. It’s the creative brainchild of Kristi Barnett and during its three week run in July earned some impressive stats for a low-budget independent production including almost 700 followers on Twitter and over 5000 words in press coverage plus a spot on BBC TV.
During Futures of Entertainment 4 at MIT, a number of NYC based Transmedia professionals, scholars and enthusiasts thought it a good idea to gather informally and share information and ideas about Tra...
Augmented Reality is still emerging out of the woods from a technological and awareness viewpoint and already rising from the hype haze is one of the most synergistic applications yet - 'historical & futuristic' factual stories viewed in contextual...
To celebrate the release of 'Wounded Rhymes' Lykke Li will be performing for her fans on the Moon! To get there you have to travel the world to places of significance, growth and emotion in Lykke's life in order to collect pieces from her album.
Marshall McLuhan was one of the earliest scholars to discuss the changing nature of media in the electronic age and today would have been his 100th birthday. Famous for coining the phrase “the medium is the message,” he devoted a great deal of attention to explaining how television changed the way the audience understands and participates in content. In his commentary on the landing of Sputnik, he called this new type of viewer a “simultaneous man” who prefers “flexibility and diversity” and lives in a “global theatre.” “On Spaceship Earth there are no passengers; everybody is a member of the crew.” He unpacked some of these ideas on the television program Our World in 1967.
On Saturday July 23rd, 2011, Francis Ford Coppola made his first appearance at the San Diego Comic Con in 20 years to reveal his new project, Twixt, a horror/murder mystery that launches with a 30 city tour later this year. Coincidentally, it was also 20 years ago that the legendary director of “The Godfather” and “Apocalypse Now” gave an interview where he famously anticipated the democratization of film - predicting a time when access to cheap filmmaking technology would (finally?) unleash the artform.
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