'Ms. Marvel debut works because its Muslim teen superhero is ‘sweet, conflicted and immensely relatable...
AS I BEHELD the new book, I became nervous — as in, really apprehensive, sweaty-palms nervous. I knew that it would be so easy for its creators to get this book wrong — and so difficult for them to get it right.
Why? Because the heroine of this new book, which debuts Wednesday, is highly uncommon — even for the comics world. She’s a 16-year-old superhero who is Pakistani American. And she’s Muslim.
Let’s be real: The word “Muslim” has certain connotations attached to it. We all know what they are, and when you say “Muslim girl,” you’ve now got a whole different set of misconceptions. And when you say, “Muslim girl who is a comic-book superhero,” well, people’s antennae tend to go up.
And I say that as a young woman who is Muslim. And Pakistani American. And who reads graphic novels and grew up on X-Men....'
With the popularity of transmedia, even older properties are getting a second heartbeat. Halo has recently launched a web series, “Forward Unto Dawn,” and a reboot of “Mortal Kombat,” which debuted on video game ...
Ariston Anderson: "As a filmmaker, Loach has adopted a working style not unlike that of the characters seen in his films. Unlike the traditional Hollywood model, he’s not driven by his own race to the top, but rather by a collective spirit, a desire to create harmony on the set and to appreciate his crew for a job well done."
MapStory empowers a global community to organize knowledge about the world spatially and temporally. With MapStory, people of all kinds turn into Storytellers who can create, share, and collaborate on MapStories and ultimately improve our understanding of global dynamics, worldwide, over the course of history.
"This Hangout (hosted on Feb 21, 2013) brought together leading figures in a variety of disciplines -- journalism, documentary, academics, gaming -- to discuss how different disciplines are engaging audiences and expanding stories across a variety of platforms. The conversation was moderated by Professor Henry Jenkins.
Panelists (from R to L): Marc Smolowitz, Director, Producer, Executive Producer, Documentary Filmmaker Luisa Dantas, Director/Producer/Editor, Land of Opportunity Jo Ellen Kaiser, Executive Director, The Media Consortium Ingrid Kopp, Director of Digital Initiatives at Tribeca Film Institute Danielle Riendeau, Blogger for KillScreen, Instructor of Interactive Storytelling at Northeastern University, Communications Officer for ACLU-NorCal ---
InterActs is a conversation series created in partnership between NAMAC and the Daily Dot. Over the next several months, our two teams will host a series of online conversations on creative expression in digital environments."
... into 100 million homes. This could be the first real device for transmedia storytelling — one that combines gaming, movies, TV, and the web to deliver a unique experience for each that seamlessly folds into a single system.