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Google's 'Ingress' and 'Endgame': What's next?

Google's 'Ingress' and 'Endgame': What's next? | Tracking Transmedia |

Via The Digital Rocking Chair
siobhan-o-flynn's insight:

Frey''s being a little bit of an idiot re "nobody telling stories  in a 21st century way...."


“We’re in the 21st century, but nobody is telling stories in a 21st century way,” Frey said Saturday in Pasadena. Augmented reality games use technology, in this case a mobile phone, to present an altered view of the physical world.

“Nobody is considering technology when you tell a story,” Frey said. “A search result on Google can be part of a story. A picture on Google Image can be part of a story. A character in a YouTube video can also be in a book. The future is this merging of storytelling and technology and the real world.”

The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, April 25, 2015 3:21 PM

Todd Martens:  "For Google, “Ingress,” born in the technology giant’s Niantic Labs, is just the beginning.  The company will later this year unleash another so-called augmented reality title, “Endgame,” this one a collaboration with author James Frey. “Endgame” is even more ambitious, as it exists first as a Frey-co-authored book (“Endgame: The Calling”) and seeks to ask questions regarding the future of technology and storytelling."

Linda Dougherty's curator insight, April 28, 2015 10:23 AM

Just super cool!  Now I see what those badges listed on the Google merchandise pages are connected to. Can you imagine building a virtual game for teens based on a YA novel? 

Julie Midyett's curator insight, April 28, 2015 10:45 AM


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Google, Apple, Berners-Lee and more team up to launch Web Platform Docs

Google, Apple, Berners-Lee and more team up to launch Web Platform Docs | Tracking Transmedia |
Site aims to be a central resource for information about all sorts of topics related to HTML5.


...Berners-Lee appears in the video for the launch of Web Platform Docs, which has achieved the unusual step of bringing together Apple, Google and Microsoft – normally fierce rivals – to collaborate on the development of HTML5. Other partners in the scheme include the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), where Berners-Lee works; and Facebook, Nokia, Adobe, HP, Opera Software and the Mozilla Foundation.


The purpose of the scheme is set out in its blog (and in the video below):


For years, web developers have had to rely on multiple sites to help them learn web programming or design, each with one piece of the puzzle. Great sites appear, covering one or two subjects, but too often fail to keep up with the rapid pace of changes to the web platform. This may have been good enough when the web was just simple HTML, basic CSS, and maybe a little JavaScript, but that was a long time ago. Today's web is more than just documents, it's applications and multimedia, and it's changing at a breakneck pace.


So the purpose, it says, is: will have accurate, up-to-date, comprehensive references and tutorials for every part of client-side development and design, with quirks and bugs revealed and explained. It will have in-depth indicators of browser support and inter-operability, with links to tests for specific features....

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Create Great Video Stories with the New Google Story Builder

Create Great Video Stories with the New Google Story Builder | Tracking Transmedia |
Collaboration has gone Google. Create a story and then share your video.

Via Robin Good
Lino's curator insight, July 12, 2013 4:13 AM

Es una aplicación potente y muy fácil de usar que nos permite crear clips de vídeo reproduciendo una historia  con frases de texto que hayamos ideado entre dos o más personajes.


El video final se puede compartir directamente en Google+ o como un enlace para cualquier sitio que deseemos (por desgracia, no se muestra una vista previa o miniatura cuando se trata de compartir vídeo creado con StoryBuilder en Facebook).


Una gran herramienta.


De uso libre. (No tenemos que registrarte o iniciar sesión para acceder a ella).



Richard Evans's curator insight, July 17, 2013 5:20 AM

Stories are a power communication strategy. 

N Kaspar's curator insight, August 11, 2013 6:08 AM

A tool to use for digital story telling.

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Google's Minecraft-esque Build with Chrome lets you recreate the world in Lego (Wired UK)

Google's Minecraft-esque Build with Chrome lets you recreate the world in Lego (Wired UK) | Tracking Transmedia |
Google has launched Build with Chrome, a website that allows users to build their own lego inventions across the South Pacific in Google Maps...
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