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Max Giovagnoli, Transmedia Storytelling and Communication - Book Trailer English Version

Booktrailer of the italian edition of the book (march 2013), including external contributions written by Drew Davidson, Christy Dena, Jeff Gomez, Henry Jenkins, Alison Norrington, Lina Srivastava, Lance Weiler..."

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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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Totem, an indie Oculus Rift competitor, promises better virtual reality — but needs money

Totem, an indie Oculus Rift competitor, promises better virtual reality — but needs money | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
There was a chorus of skepticism back in March when a Montreal-based startup announced its Oculus Rift competitor Totem, a virtual reality headset that features a camera over each eye. The startup,...
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Assholes. OnePlus asks women to participate in degrading contest to get a smartphone

Assholes. OnePlus asks women to participate in degrading contest to get a smartphone | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
The startup OnePlus recently launched its first smartphone, the One, and to deal with production issues it's been letting people buy them by invitation only, slowly offering them to more people as...
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Neal Stephenson’s failed $500,000 video game and the perils of using Kickstarter

Neal Stephenson’s failed $500,000 video game and the perils of using Kickstarter | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

"Neal Stephenson, the celebrated author of sci-fi classics Snow Crash and Cryptonomicon, began working on a sword-fighting video game called Clang in 2012 and raised $526,000 on Kickstarter. "I'm dissatisfied with how sword-fighting is portrayed in existing video games," he said at the time. "These could be so much more fun than they are. Time for a

for a revolution.” One year ago, Stephenson announced that they had burned through the half-million, asked people to be “patient,” and said they were looking for extra money. And on Sept. 18, a year after that last update, Stephenson announced to his backers that the project was dead in the water...."

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Hulu orders new series from J.J. Abrams and Stephen King

Hulu orders new series from J.J. Abrams and Stephen King | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
The 9-hour event series is based on King's novel about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy called 11/22/63.
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"The thriller is about a high school English teacher who travels back in time to prevent the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. It’s produced by J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions (Person of Interest, Fringe, Lost) and Warner Bros. Television.

The direct-to-series order was announced Monday by Craig Erwich, SVP and head of content, who joined Hulu in March. While the streaming service will be the U.S. home for 11/22/63, Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Distribution will distribute the series globally. This is the first collaboration between Hulu and WBTV...."

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The first games that show off iOS 8's graphics are available for download. Metal is so metal

The first games that show off iOS 8's graphics are available for download. Metal is so metal | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
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'The most impressive of the group is probably also the least game-like of them. It's Epic Zen Garden, the chill-out-and-watch-butterflies app that was demoed at WWDC earlier this year. There are cherry blossoms to send floating about, koi to hassle in a pond, and sand to rake — it's all very relaxing and impressive, but it's definitely not much more than a tech demo. Macrumors reminds us that if you want to know more about how it works, you should check out Unreal's video from last June....'

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Nick Dorra: What can TV learn from Minecraft?

Nick Dorra: What can TV learn from Minecraft? | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Kids love the world-famous user-generated video game. Rovio/Angry Birds' Dorra explains how Minecraft can inspire TV too
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very cool: 

"While the game is the most important part of the business model for developer Mojang, and brand extensions like the LEGO Minecraft kits are natural steps, these traditional tools could never have made the game the blockbuster it now is. It is the combination of the ‘Creative Mode’, coupled with the reach of YouTube, that have created a whole new set of big time players in the kids video market (Stampy Longnose, who is pictured above, and whose creator spoke at last April’s MIP Digital Fronts, has 150m monthly views). Their massive reach has in turn catapulted Minecraft onto the centre stage of kids’ entertainment today.

An important thing to note here is that Mojang has had no way of influencing the kinds of things people do with the platform they are provided through Minecraft. And this is a really good thing, since if they tried they’d risk alienating their greatest evangelists. It would also make no sense for Mojang to try and create a YouTuber personality, since the creativity, random ideas andauthenticity of the massive fan base far outweigh any company’s creative resources..."

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Serious Games: Changing the World with Transmedia | International Documentary Association [Flashback 2011]

Serious Games: Changing the World with Transmedia | International Documentary Association [Flashback 2011] | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

"The eighth annual Games for Change symposium, conducted in New York City, June 20-22 at New York University's Skirball Center, showcased the major players and initiatives of the emerging social impact gaming movement. An authentic and functional execution of media convergence, social impact gaming fuses gaming, online interactivity and social media to achieve positive real world outcomes; so naturally, Games for Change included a keynote address from former US Vice President Al Gore. Asi Burak, creator of the groundbreaking game Peacemaker and co-president of Games for Change with Michelle Byrd, maintains,  "Featuring Vice President Al Gore as the festival's keynote set the tone that games are mainstream and that games for social change and learning make all the sense in the world." Gore clearly concurred, observing that "People need play, and the potential of gaming combined with social interchange media is huge. The question is, Can games change unsatisfying reality?""

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Transmedia storytelling - interview with Jeff Gomez - YouTube

Jeff Gomez, transmedia expert and CEO of Starlight Runner Entertainment, talks about transmedia storytelling at Unitec Institute of Technology.
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Social Media Spending is on the Rise But Impact Is Hard to Measure. WSJ

Social Media Spending is on the Rise But Impact Is Hard to Measure. WSJ | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Social media is taking up a bigger portion of marketing budgets, but few companies said they have been able to quantitatively measure its impact.
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Did You See Snowpiercer’s “Elusive” Transmedia Campaign?

Did You See Snowpiercer’s “Elusive” Transmedia Campaign? | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Or should I say non-existent Transmedia campaign? Have you seen the film Snowpiercer, by the Korean Director, Boon Joon-ho? It’s being a touted as a landmark multiplatform film release, due to the ...
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Art for Spooks is an augmented book that takes a poetic angle to electronic surveillance

Art for Spooks is an augmented book that takes a poetic angle to electronic surveillance | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

"It combines texts and images from “leaked” NSA documents that evidence mundane concerns of NSA employees with grooming etiquette, gossip and surveillance at the work place; the development of encryption and psychological profiling tools modeled on alleged historical links between magicians and the military; and a delirious imaginary steeped in the world of modern folklore, populated as is with UFOs, popular media archetypes of evil and good, as well as (apparently) a taste for buffalo meat, high art, and orientalist and gendered themes. These materials are juxtaposed with graphics read through a tablet interface.'

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Inside the Minds of 11-Year Olds From Around the World. New Documentary

Inside the Minds of 11-Year Olds From Around the World. New Documentary | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

A new documentary by Australian filmmaker Genevieve Bailey, takes us through six years and 15 countries and probes the special moral clarity of 11-year old children.

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How Medieval-Style Guilds Will Remake the Tech Behind Facebook and Google | WIRED

How Medieval-Style Guilds Will Remake the Tech Behind Facebook and Google | WIRED | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
When Pearce was named as the head of open source at Facebook, charged with overseeing the vast collection of software the company shares with the rest of the world, he felt that something was missing. “When I took over the Facebook open source portfolio, I was waiting for the invite,” he says. “I was like: ‘Is someone going to invite me to the open source guild?’”
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Stephen King and JJ Abrams team up for a Hulu miniseries about the Kennedy assassination

Stephen King and JJ Abrams team up for a Hulu miniseries about the Kennedy assassination | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
We're running out of ways to say "Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon are in a digital video arms race." So we'll just say that one last time and move on. Just last week, Netflix announced a new show from...
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When a Kickstarter Campaign Goes Very Wrong

When a Kickstarter Campaign Goes Very Wrong | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Many entrepreneurs are using crowdfunding campaigns to raise the profile of their nascent businesses and products, while also raising funds. But the plight of Radiate Athletics and its workout shirts that change color illustrates the pitfalls of a successful fundraising campaign.
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Kickstarter's New Rules: Creators Must Complete Projects, or Fess Up - NBC News

Kickstarter's New Rules: Creators Must Complete Projects, or Fess Up - NBC News | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

"Crowdfunding campaigns can help turn creators' dreams into reality -- unless backers hand over the money, just to watch everything fall apart. Now Kickstarter is trying to codify the current swampy situation around projects canceled after creators have the cash in hand. Kickstarter's new policies mandate that creators complete their projects, or at least make their best effort to bring the project to the "best possible conclusion for backers." If creators don't make good on the promises made in their campaigns, they must explain what happened, return any unused funds, and could face potential legal action from backers...."

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Emma Watson Delivers Game-Changing Speech on Feminism for the U.N.

Emma Watson Delivers Game-Changing Speech on Feminism for the U.N. | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
The Harry Potter actress received a thunderous standing ovation.
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Tom Perlmutter, Reflections on the Evolving State of the Interactive Documentary | Sunny Side June 2014

Tom Perlmutter, Reflections on the Evolving State of the Interactive Documentary | Sunny Side June 2014 | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
3. Creating an integrated whole?

I also found that many of the projects still conceived transmedia in terms of the material to which you could give access to an audience—photos, sound bites, side narratives and so on.  Everyone talks of creating an integrated whole but it is not truly that in its heart.  There is still the strong impulse that documentarians have: “I have all this material that won’t fit in a film and wouldn’t it be wonderful to use.” The projects are more sophisticated in their use of the material but there is still a ways to go to live fully within the form itself....

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Ricardo De Leon's curator insight, September 22, 1:50 PM

23 reflexiones que dejan mucho, sobretodo la noción de cómo una forma de arte puede cambiar la forma de aprender. Comparto la misma analogía del concepto multimedia con los templos medievales que comenta en el último punto a tal grado que hace algun teimpo escribí una pequeña historia con la misma idea: http://experienciatransmedia.wordpress.com/2013/10/24/las-narraciones-digitales-como-templos-medievales/ ;

Jeni Mawter's curator insight, September 22, 9:37 PM

Interactive stories are the stories for today. Excellent presentation on the essentialness of audience in story.

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3-D Games and Social Networks Are Coming. 3-D Condos Are Here Now.

3-D Games and Social Networks Are Coming. 3-D Condos Are Here Now. | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
The tech that powers Oculus Rift isn't mainstream yet, but if you're looking at a new condo or office, you may have already seen it.
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Transmedia and Education: How Transmedia Is Changing the Way We Learn - The Digital Shift

Transmedia and Education: How Transmedia Is Changing the Way We Learn - The Digital Shift | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
SLJ explores how transmedia storytelling, or telling a story across media platforms, has cracked open possibilities for educators to teach and assess, as well as opportunities for students to learn.
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Freerunners Level Up With 8-Bit-Inspired Parkour Video

Freerunners Level Up With 8-Bit-Inspired Parkour Video | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Red Bull teams up with freerunners Jason Paul and Team Farang to create an 8-bit inspired running course.
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Smartphone obsolescence: How the personal cloud and IoT will disrupt the handset

Smartphone obsolescence: How the personal cloud and IoT will disrupt the handset | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
While carrying some amount of risk and a high amount of resistance from entrenched vendors, modular handsets may present a viable economic and ecological alternative as we look toward the inevitable post-smartphone world.
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Debt Activists Just Canceled $4 Million In Student Debt. For Their Next Trick, They Need Your Help.

Debt Activists Just Canceled $4 Million In Student Debt. For Their Next Trick, They Need Your Help. | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Debt activists want to turn the relationship between borrowers and creditors on its head with a campaign modeled on the early labor movement.
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Spacesuits of the future may resemble a streamlined second skin

Spacesuits of the future may resemble a streamlined second skin | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

The MIT BioSuit, a skintight spacesuit that offers improved mobility and reduced mass compared to modern gas-pressurized spacesuits.


For future astronauts, the process of suiting up may go something like this: Instead of climbing into a conventional, bulky, gas-pressurized suit, an astronaut may don a lightweight, stretchy garment, lined with tiny, musclelike coils. ..."


Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2014-09-spacesuits-future-resemble-skin.html#jCp

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WANT. Storylines. London’s iconic tube map, transformed into a genre map.

WANT. Storylines. London’s iconic tube map, transformed into a genre map. | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
London’s iconic tube map, transformed into a pit-stop journey through styles of storytelling, with the individual tube lines turned into genres of ...
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