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Love this Guy. Orphans vs. Empires: Andrew Slack [founder Harry Potter Alliance] at TEDxYouth@SanDiego

Andrew Slack shares how the universal story of the orphan versus the evil empire (think Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, Superman, Luke Skywalker and, of course, Harry Potter) has the power to be a game changer in the story of humanity and how we see ourselves as human beings. Slack's "novel" approach to activism inspires us all to join forces, to use our powers for good and to know that every wall has a secret door just waiting to be found. Fantasy is not an escape from our world -- but an invitation to go deeper into our world. Slack passionately reveals that banding together, reaching out and reveling in our interconnectedness makes us not orphans, but siblings -- who sleep together as a family of heroes under one sky -- where we are home.

Andrew Slack is the co-founder and executive director of the Harry Potter Alliance (HPA). HPA fights the dark arts in the real world by using parallels from Harry Potter to do good - such as sending cargo planes to Haiti, building libraries across the world, and advocating for human rights, media reform and equality on LGBTQ, immigration and class.,...

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Jeni Mawter's curator insight, February 7, 2013 6:25 PM

Of huge significance to children's and young adult storytellers. 

Or 'why it's important for the parents to be dead.'

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The Chatsfield: Case Study & Interview with Alison Norrington « TMCResourceKit

The Chatsfield: Case Study & Interview with Alison Norrington « TMCResourceKit | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

My fantastic interview with Alison Norrington on The Chatsfield: Harlequin Mills & Boon's transmedia storyworld is up!


Check out how this Cutting Edge Multi-Platform Publishing Venture is supporting Fan Fiction & Fan-Made Videos... super cool


http://www.tmcresourcekit.com/the-chatsfield-case-study-interview-with-alison-norrington/

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Jeni Mawter's curator insight, October 7, 2014 3:49 AM

Upper young adult writers and story creators, this is awesome!

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The Atlantic Called It April 1. Periscope & Meerkat: Well, That's One Way to Steal TV Online

The Atlantic Called It April 1. Periscope & Meerkat: Well, That's One Way to Steal TV Online | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
What's stopping people from using apps like Periscope and Meerkat to livestream video they don't own? Not much.
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Very cool. Videogame based on Borges short story is in fact Borgesian

Very cool. Videogame based on Borges short story is in fact Borgesian | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
The Statement of Randolph Carter

Robert Yang hopes that players of his latest game called Intimate, Infinite can be "patient" with its experimental nature. He made it across three months for makega.me's "Series" pageant, and is a multiple adaptation of Jorge Luis Borges's short story, The Garden of Forking Paths.... 

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Vivalist's curator insight, April 13, 9:07 AM

"What Intimate, Infinite explores through the framework of The Garden of Forking Paths is how videogames allow us to experiment with alternative narratives and the infinite. Save states are good examples of this, as they allow us to load up a previous point in a narrative and explore its other possibilities. Likewise, checkpoints let us change the future by rewinding time and retrying to overcome what previously killed us.

Intimate, Infinite also goes far beyond speaking about videogames, and just like the riddles and textual puzzles that Borges employs, it introduces philosophical concepts such as modal logic, time paradoxes, and the ontology of possibility. It's an enigmatic text that has us think outside of our own linearity, but it always comes back to the same ending despite suggesting many other possibilities—it's made for interpretation; a starting point for complex thought."

 

you can check more entry from the Make Game's Series here:

http://forum.makega.me/c/pageants

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9 Ways Google Is Changing The World

9 Ways Google Is Changing The World | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Google has already changed the world considerably, but it's not standing still.
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A Video Creator’s Guide to Facebook vs. YouTube

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Facebook now boasts more video views per month than YouTube, but is it the best way for creators to get their content noticed? Here’s a quick guide to the pros and cons of posting videos on either platform.
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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, April 12, 3:17 PM


Carlos Pacheco:  "Facebook now boasts more video views per month than YouTube, but is it the best way for creators to get their content noticed? Here’s a quick guide to the pros and cons of posting videos on either platform."

Fausto Cantu's curator insight, April 13, 12:24 PM

Guía comparativa para creadores Facebook vs. YouTube

Dawn Matheson's curator insight, April 13, 12:57 PM

Appreciate the depth of the Pros and Cons - if you're using video, this helps you make an informed decision. Would love to see a contrast/compare with Vimeo, too.

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Everything Old is New Again.... It Follows & The Babadook's Horror Roots - Siobhan O'Flynn

Everything Old is New Again.... It Follows & The Babadook's Horror Roots - Siobhan O'Flynn | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
I adore horror. I blame it on watching Nosferatu (B/W 1922) when I was 7. Darkened room. Middle of the afternoon. Slept with my sheets over my neck for years (years) after. I watched It Follows & The Babadook back to back & It Follows completely impressed me. No spoilers so all I’ll say is …
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A 12-Year-Old Girl Takes On The Video Game Industry

A 12-Year-Old Girl Takes On The Video Game Industry | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
In a lot of video games, the default character is a man. If you want to play as a woman, you often have to pay.
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From Burning Man to StoryDrive: participatory festivals are the next big wave of digitisation | The Frankfurt Book Fair Blog

From Burning Man to StoryDrive: participatory festivals are the next big wave of digitisation | The Frankfurt Book Fair Blog | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

"Today’s digital natives have grown up online and consequently consider the online world to be primary while the physical world is secondary, the exact opposite of their parents’ priorities. No matter how much the older generation moralises against this shift of world view, the younger generation will win out simply because it has become more rewarding and relevant to view the virtual world as the real one. And learning from history, there is no turning back. However this does not mean that the physical world is of no interest to the digital natives. Rather it is now viewed with a completely different set of glasses, mainly as a playground where virtual fantasies can be be staged..."

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The Power of Storytelling in Social Media Marketing

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What keeps you coming back to your favorite books, TV series or movies? A good story. Publishers and producers know this and have become masters at using the power of story to draw big audiences.

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How a Dog Actually “Sees” the World Through Smell

How a Dog Actually “Sees” the World Through Smell | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
"The world of scents is at least as rich as the world of sight."

Even though smell is the most direct of our senses and the 23,040 breath
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The ethics of immersion, virtual reality & consent

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Immersing your audience in hyper-real situations, whether within an immersive theatre setting or a virtual reality experience can evoke intense reactions – How do you balance the potential of these projects with the ethics?

This was the question Mandy Rose put to panelists Kirsty Jennings (Blast Theory), Rik Lander (U-Soap Media) and Manuel Frutos-Perez (UWE) at the Digital Bristol session: Immersive Ethics – Dream or Nightmare?
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Why Hollywood Needs To Make Technology A Priority

Why Hollywood Needs To Make Technology A Priority | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Every day, it seems there are new headlines on the strained relationship between technology and entertainment. Variety’s recent “Broken Hollywood” story was essentially a battle cry from entertainment heavyweights sounding off on the biggest challenges they’re facing in an industry undergoing a great deal of turmoil. In 2015, when we’ll see an estimated 1 billion smartphones sold — double the amount of personal computers — it’s no wonder traditional companies entrenched in a system dating back to newspaper and television are having a hard time adjusting.
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Not worried about gesture-controlled spiderbot swarms? Well you should be

Not worried about gesture-controlled spiderbot swarms? Well you should be | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
You can now have nightmares about gesture-controlled spiderbot swarms
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Virtual reality enhances the big screen at Tribeca Film Festival

Virtual reality enhances the big screen at Tribeca Film Festival | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
A 360-degree filming of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” 40th Anniversary Special will allow viewers to shift the direction of the camera at will. Some have used the feature to train the camera away from performers like Jerry Seinfeld so they can ogle famous audience members like Larry David and Michael Douglas whispering to each other and fixing their hair.
“Maybe this is a little film-geeky, but VR is really challenging the language of cinema in a big way,” says Ingrid Kopp, director of interactive at the Tribeca Film Institute.
“It takes away the frame, it takes away the edits,” Kopp said. ‘This is the time when the future Martin Scorseses are going to be testing the waters and showing some of their early work in VR.”
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Periscope Cracks Down On "Game of Thrones" Piracy, But It's No Copyright Nightmare--Yet

Periscope Cracks Down On "Game of Thrones" Piracy, But It's No Copyright Nightmare--Yet | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Periscope can be used to consume media without paying for it. But do you really want to watch Game of Thrones this way?
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I can totally see people doing this

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Natanael Vieira's curator insight, April 14, 10:55 AM

Tópico relativo à leak que existiu dos episódios do GOT.

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ARG Must Read: We Bet Square Enix's Interactive Livestream Is a New Deus Ex | WIRED

ARG Must Read: We Bet Square Enix's Interactive Livestream Is a New Deus Ex | WIRED | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
The ongoing three-day interactive livestream strongly suggests that a new Deus Ex game is in our future.
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The Layman’s Guide To Virtual Reality

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So many companies, so many technologies. Who can keep it all straight? We can! Here's a plainspeak FAQ to get you up to speed.
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David W. Deeds's curator insight, April 13, 11:47 AM

This is an excellent introduction. 

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Old Spice marketing stunt lets Twitch viewers control a man's life for three days

How do you get the attention of the hordes of young men who watch live streams of video games on Twitch? If you're Old Spice, you try a goofy marketing stunt. The men's grooming brand — best known...
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Game theory of Thrones: how strategy might decide who rules Westeros

Game theory of Thrones: how strategy might decide who rules Westeros | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
But events in the fantasy realm show theorising can't predict everything.
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The smartest piece I've read on Game of Thrones. Smart smart application of game theory

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Teaching in the Age of Minecraft

Teaching in the Age of Minecraft | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
A popular video game provides a new medium for educators and students to unleash their creativity.
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Felipe Lara's curator insight, April 11, 7:38 PM

Adapting existing games and platforms for learning can be a better alternative to trying to create something from scratch

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Is Technology Making Us Better Storytellers?

Is Technology Making Us Better Storytellers? | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
How have stories changed in the age of social media? The minds behind House of Cards, This American Life, and The Moth discuss.
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Marvel Confirms Daredevil and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Connection

Marvel Confirms Daredevil and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Connection | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Marvel Television executive Jeph Loeb wasn’t giving lip service when he said that “It’s all [...]
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Mixed bag: Trans-media production blends film, drama, photo documentary and video games

Mixed bag: Trans-media production blends film, drama, photo documentary and video games | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
It’s a drama. A film. A radio play. Twitter improvisation. A photo documentary. Live “streaming.” Video games.
“It’s a whole new movement toward energizing the arts,” said Luke Bolle, a University of the Pacific student and eager participant in the process. “At least it’s a new pathway opening up.”
Lisa Tromovitch and Gary Armagnac — two Pacific professors staying “ahead of the curve” — expect it’ll ultimately resemble a cyberspace superhighway of creativity.
“We’re looking to create a newer, fresher approach to theatrical work,” said Tromovitch, now leading Pacific’s theater program as a producing artistic director and trans-media producer. “And broaden the film-production game as trans-media storytelling.
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Attention, Filmmakers: Here's How to Show Online Conversations on Film

Attention, Filmmakers: Here's How to Show Online Conversations on Film | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
David Fincher's main visual approach for spicing up the computer-based scenes in "The Social Network" was to use unusual and dazzling compositions. For example, he used a bird's-eye view of fingers typing, gorgeous shots of Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) looking focused and extreme close-ups of key text on the screen to condense the epic task of coding Facebook 1.0 into an intense, thrilling montage.
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Inside HBO's Grand Storytelling Experiment

Inside HBO's Grand Storytelling Experiment | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

With HBO Now, HBO can experiment with new types of programming outside of its existing 30- and 60-minute format, as there is no daily schedule that content has to fit into. Shows—or films, or any type of content—will simply be arrayed for viewers to click on; there is no lineup. HBO Now also affords HBO a less risky platform where not every show requires a series commitment. If something's not working, the network can just take it down...

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