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Digital Art, digital strategy, UX, UI, developer's toolkits, cool articles and transmedia storytelling
Curated by Juliana Loh
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Get An Animation Lesson From A Master With The NFB’s New App

Have you ever dreamed of becoming an animator?
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An app to create your own animation brought to us by the folks at NFB (National Film Board)

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Cover Story: Daft Punk

Cover Story: Daft Punk | "Chasing Cyborgs" -Digital Trends, Tools, Usability & Story-telling Secrets | Scoop.it
After 20 years, the world has finally caught up with Daft Punk, so the helmet-clad retro-futurists are embarking on a new mission: to make music breathe again
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They're at the top of their 'A' game and looking at different ways to tell their musical story. Daft Punk - on changing the world without ego and fame.

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Art, Copy & Code

Art, Copy & Code | "Chasing Cyborgs" -Digital Trends, Tools, Usability & Story-telling Secrets | Scoop.it
A series of experiments to re-imagine advertising. Art Copy & Code.
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The shoe tells the 'story'. Using real time data, accelerometer, a gryroscope, Bluetooth and off the shelf technologies, Google uses intelligent data to respond to the user's actions. Info is then broadcasted via on board speakers + the web.

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'Mobile is eating the world'

'Mobile is eating the world' | "Chasing Cyborgs" -Digital Trends, Tools, Usability & Story-telling Secrets | Scoop.it
I'll be presenting these slides (or something pretty close to them) on 29 May at BEA in New York. They give a pretty good overview of where the industry sits today.
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Trend to Bet on? Mobile is where you should be. That's it.

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How Coca-Cola Used Vending Machines To Try And Unite The People Of India And Pakistan

How Coca-Cola Used Vending Machines To Try And Unite The People Of India And Pakistan | "Chasing Cyborgs" -Digital Trends, Tools, Usability & Story-telling Secrets | Scoop.it
Relations between India and Pakistan are marked by many things--and happiness is generally not one of them.
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Technology can bridge a warring nation and products like Coca-Cola are well positioned at the forefront to affect change.

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Good Characters And Cool Stuff—James Cameron On The Evolution Of Storytelling

Good Characters And Cool Stuff—James Cameron On The Evolution Of Storytelling | "Chasing Cyborgs" -Digital Trends, Tools, Usability & Story-telling Secrets | Scoop.it
He might be Hollywood’s highest-grossing director, but when it comes to his choice in movies James Cameron is an everyman.“My tastes have always been pretty blue collar. I never went to film-study classes.
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Great article by James Cameron "I never went to film study classes but..."

 

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How much does it cost to develop an app?

How much does it cost to develop an app? | "Chasing Cyborgs" -Digital Trends, Tools, Usability & Story-telling Secrets | Scoop.it
A brief description of how much you can expect to pay for developing an app, along with information about how the process works.
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Developing apps is expensive. How expensive? Take a look and see.

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How to Become a Transmedia Designer for Your Brand

How to Become a Transmedia Designer for Your Brand | "Chasing Cyborgs" -Digital Trends, Tools, Usability & Story-telling Secrets | Scoop.it
The following post was commissioned the International Association of Business Communications (IABC) for their May 2013 issue of Communications World, exploring different aspects of transmedia with other articles by Andrea Phillips, Allison Norri...
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"The more the audience can particpate in your storyworld, the greater their emotional connection" - article written by NIck DeMartino

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Hopskoch

Hopskoch | "Chasing Cyborgs" -Digital Trends, Tools, Usability & Story-telling Secrets | Scoop.it
Hopskoch – Transmedia Marketing Platform for Brands
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Take a tour of Hopskoch: It promises to: "Create, Track and Analyze Marketing Campaigns on One collaborative Platform."

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TEDxSydney Opening Video: By Liquid Animation at TEDxSydney

This is the delightfully different opening video for the 2013 TEDxSydney at the Sydney Opera House, by Australian production company Liquid Animation. In the...
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The Ted series offers wonderful insights into what who we are, what we are capable of and where we might go next. It is 'belly-gazing' at its finest.

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Storify - Create stories using social media

Storify - Create stories using social media | "Chasing Cyborgs" -Digital Trends, Tools, Usability & Story-telling Secrets | Scoop.it
Chicago Public Media serves the public interest by producing and delivering diverse, compelling content of multiple viewpoints and expression.
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Storify is a great site to harness content surrounding issues.

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Transmedia Project Pitch Sheet

Simple one-sheet to help transmedia storytellers present their projects. The aim is to get some consistency of presentation so that those listening can "get it"
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Robert Pratten provides structure for transmedia projects

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Moonbase - Welcome

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MoonBase presented itself to the world in 2012 and is interesting in the sense that it allows visual learners to understand the correlation between what is coded and how coding affects objects. You'll have to create an account.

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Home - CMF Crowdfunding in Canada

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Crowdfunding facts, stats, figures, best practises and case studies

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Amazon Storyteller Wants To Help You Produce Your Next Movie Hit

Amazon Storyteller Wants To Help You Produce Your Next Movie Hit | "Chasing Cyborgs" -Digital Trends, Tools, Usability & Story-telling Secrets | Scoop.it
Amazon wants to help you to produce your next big indie movie hit with Storyteller, a free tool that turns scripts into storyboards.
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Amazon has created a platform called Storyteller that will enable you to match script with illustrations. They may also choose your stories to publish.

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5Rs of Mobile in Transmedia Storytelling

5Rs of Mobile in Transmedia Storytelling | "Chasing Cyborgs" -Digital Trends, Tools, Usability & Story-telling Secrets | Scoop.it
When considering mobile as platform for transmedia storytelling, it's useful to imagine it as a window into the imagination. The mobile device provides an opportunity to reinterpret the real world and make the mundane part of a storyworld and vic...

Via Simon Staffans
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Rob Pratten visits the world of mobile offering thoughts on conceptual models and providing pointed analysis.

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Simon Staffans's curator insight, June 4, 2013 8:59 AM

Some conceptual thinking from Rob.

Claudio Gentile's curator insight, June 5, 2013 4:31 AM

#mobile for #transmedia #storytelling

@FernandoCarrion's curator insight, June 16, 2013 4:53 AM

5Rs of Mobile in Transmedia Storytelling | By Robert Pratten 

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Windows 8: Less talking, more doing

See more at http://windows.com/compare Music: The Phantoms - "We'll Go Far"
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This is so great! you gooo PC!

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Reawakening the Grand Narrative | Tribeca

Reawakening the Grand Narrative | Tribeca | "Chasing Cyborgs" -Digital Trends, Tools, Usability & Story-telling Secrets | Scoop.it
"Story is more powerful than any weapon." Empowered storytellers can signal calls to action in distressed nations.
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The power of story - insight from Jeff Gomez of Starlight Runner

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Victim No More: How to Stop Self-Sabotaging

Victim No More: How to Stop Self-Sabotaging | "Chasing Cyborgs" -Digital Trends, Tools, Usability & Story-telling Secrets | Scoop.it
Stop blaming outside forces for your unfinished projects and get them out into the world and out of your mind.
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Generally, it's easy to procrastinate, hard to get into action. We all do it and it's important to recognize when to say 'enough'.

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Now Accepting Proposals: Round 3 of the Innovation Lab for Museums | ArtsFwd

Now Accepting Proposals: Round 3 of the Innovation Lab for Museums | ArtsFwd | "Chasing Cyborgs" -Digital Trends, Tools, Usability & Story-telling Secrets | Scoop.it
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Museums are currently experiencing a time of radical change in the way they share their installations. The question of relevancy has been at the center of discussion prompting the organization of dedicated workshops to respond to change.

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11 Ideas to Promote UR Crowdfunding Campaign

11 Ideas to Promote UR Crowdfunding Campaign | "Chasing Cyborgs" -Digital Trends, Tools, Usability & Story-telling Secrets | Scoop.it
11 Ideas to Promote UR Crowdfunding Campaign without Annoying the HELL out of your FOLLOWERS, FRIENDS, FANS, FAMILY! Most of the people visiting your crowdfunding campaign will be lead there by U! ...
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I've had friends throw flying objects at me just so I wouldn't invite them to shell out for another kickstarter project. It's all in good fun but the point was well made. #promotionwithoutPAIN

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Spinifex Group lights up Vivid Festival with four projections including Sydney Opera House's sails

Spinifex Group lights up Vivid Festival with four projections including Sydney Opera House's sails | "Chasing Cyborgs" -Digital Trends, Tools, Usability & Story-telling Secrets | Scoop.it
Australian creative and technology company, Spinifex Group, today unveiled their greatly anticipated projection on the Sydney Opera House; the jewel in the crown of the VIVID Sydney Festival.
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The Sydney Opera House 2013 (it  ends June 10) is a wonderful example of how lights and interaction can express joy and community.

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Heroes and Villains (Common Grounds) - Imgur

Heroes and Villains (Common Grounds) - Imgur | "Chasing Cyborgs" -Digital Trends, Tools, Usability & Story-telling Secrets | Scoop.it
Imgur is used to share photos with social networks and online communities, and has the funniest pictures from all over the Internet.
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I've been reading comics since I can remember. It's the one thing that actually compelled me to read as a child. Imgur is a wonderful platform to share curious images. It's like a 'secret' hiding spot for artists and trendsters.

 

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Matt Costello on StoryDrive China and the Future of Storytelling : Publishing Perspectives

Matt Costello on StoryDrive China and the Future of Storytelling : Publishing Perspectives | "Chasing Cyborgs" -Digital Trends, Tools, Usability & Story-telling Secrets | Scoop.it
Ideas not technology should lead story development in the digital age, says multiplatform creator Matt Costello, a featured speaker at next week's StoryDrive China conference.
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Matt Costello's predictions re: storytelling

 

In five years, books will…be part of the total creative and business media plan, key but working in artistic cohesion with the other elements.

In five years, games will…even more intense portals into storyworlds, where we live the tales we love.

In five years, films will…will feed, with imagery, sounds, design and look, the various other platforms so that one can be watching a film at home and, at certain moment, become the character to attempt the challenge or mission ourselves.

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10 Best CSS Tools to Save Your Time - CSS Matter

10 Best CSS Tools to Save Your Time - CSS Matter | "Chasing Cyborgs" -Digital Trends, Tools, Usability & Story-telling Secrets | Scoop.it
CSS is one of the most popular and widely used development languages, which is quite easy to learn and use and offer some really nice features.
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Doing good work also means knowing the tools. CSS can be handcoded but if you're in a rush, 'out-of-box' sites are great

 

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