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Facebook’s News Feed, A Skittish Gift Horse ... or 'juicing the news feed' | TechCrunch

Facebook’s News Feed, A Skittish Gift Horse ... or 'juicing the news feed' | TechCrunch | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Remember Facebook Questions? Checkins? Spotify listens? They had their time at the top of the news feed because Facebook favors new products, but their prominence diminished as they matured.
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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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Watch a Hand-Painted Animation of Dostoevsky’s “The Dream of a Ridiculous Man”

Watch a Hand-Painted Animation of Dostoevsky’s “The Dream of a Ridiculous Man” | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Published in 1864, Fyodor Dostoevsky’s Notes from the Underground has a reputation as the first existentialist novel.
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Game Changer: What Society Can Learn From The Economics Of Video Games

Game Changer: What Society Can Learn From The Economics Of Video Games | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

Many game theorists and economists are beginning to realize that video games have something more significant to teach us about our societies...


Video games are often used as a learning tool, but most educational games focus on word memorization or the magic of math. However, many game theorists and economists are beginning to realize that video games have something more significant to teach us about the function of our societies, governments, and economies. In 2001, economist Edward Castranova wrote a groundbreaking paper about the economy of EverQuest. In his paper, Castranova revealed that EverQuest’s currency was more valuable than the Japanese Yen, and that the game’s gross national product was actually bigger than that of China or India. Castranova is now a telecommunications professor at Indiana University Bloomington and is currently working on a book about evolutionary game theory and how virtual economies are drastically influencing our own....'

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Here's Why Empathy is The Key to Good Storytelling

Here's Why Empathy is The Key to Good Storytelling | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
In this guest post, the filmmakers of the forthcoming feature documentary, "My Country, No More" explain the importance of empathy in the storytelling process.
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JAWS Entrepreneur Fellow reveals transmedia storytelling project - JAWS

JAWS Entrepreneur Fellow reveals transmedia storytelling project - JAWS | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
JAWS members attending the Conference and Mentoring Project (CAMP) will be able to talk with JAWS' first entrepreneurial fellow Melissa Ludtke about transmedia story-making and the story she is telling — “Touching Home in China: In Search of Missing Girlhoods.”

In her early 60s, she took on a new challenge: she decided to learn how to use an emerging digital platform to tell a compelling story she’d been a part of in rural China. She is producing an iBook that lets her mesh video (shot by a bilingual crew she hired in China), galleries of photos, interactive graphics, pop-out text boxes and narrative text across a single platform. When the iBook is launched in September 2015, its transmedia story will be digitally distributed to global audiences through her project’s social media ecosystem.

Ludtke's iBook videos show encounters of American and Chinese teens that occurred when her 16-year-old daughter Maya, adopted from China as a baby, and her orphanage crib neighbor Jennie, each of whom was abandoned as a newborn in a farming village near Changzhou, China, returned to the towns where they were abandoned as newborns. There, they got to know girls their age who were raised there and those girls became their guides to gaining a sense of what their missing girlhoods might have been.
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'Hunger Games,' 'Divergent' Franchises Coming to TNT

'Hunger Games,' 'Divergent' Franchises Coming to TNT | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

'TNT has secured the network television rights to "The Hunger Games" and "Divergent" movie franchises in an expansive deal with Lionsgate. The acquisition includes the network premiere windows for “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1,” bowing in theaters this November, and “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2,” slated for theatrical release in November 2015.


The deal also includes network premiere windows for “Divergent” and sequel “Insurgent,” which will hit theaters in March 2015, along with two further follow-up films, making TNT the first basic cable network with access to all four “Divergent” pics at the same time. Additionally, the pact includes telecast rights to “The Hunger Games” and sequel “Catching Fire.” “The Hunger Games” will air on TNT in winter 2015, with “Catching Fire” following in winter 2016, “Mockingjay – Part 1″ airing in 2017, and “Part 2″ in 2018....'

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For Once, a War Game That's Not All About Head Shots and Explosions

For Once, a War Game That's Not All About Head Shots and Explosions | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
With 'The Sun Also Rises' are war games finally getting over the first person shooter?


The game looks at PTSD, civilian interactions, child soldiers and bureaucracy, spread around three key characters: a medic, an Afghan boy and a CIA analyst working from the US. A narrative driven experience, The Sun Also Rises presents you with a variety of problems exploring and inspired by Underwood and Early's rigorous research on the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. ...'

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Super Cool Interactive. Doctor Who: 50 years of time travel in the TARDIS

Super Cool Interactive. Doctor Who: 50 years of time travel in the TARDIS | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
The TV Time Lord has been to different worlds and ages, but what do these journeys look like? Take a trip through our interactive map and see archive clips too.
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Antenna and Tribeca Hacks present a Documentary Hackathon - Antenna Documentary Film Festival

Antenna and Tribeca Hacks present a Documentary Hackathon - Antenna Documentary Film Festival | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

Calling all digital storytelling enthusiasts!

Are you a documentary filmmaker with a concept for an interactive doc? Or are you a tech-whiz or designer just itching to use your web skills to tell real-life stories? Antenna’s Documentary Hackathon provides the perfect opportunity to take the next step!


Antenna Documentary Film Festival, supported by Tribeca Hacks – an international series of workshops that brings together content creators and technology specialists – is presenting a Documentary Hackathon during the festival in October. This two-day intensive workshop aims to create connections between the documentary film industry and the tech/web design industry in Australia, and enables participants to walk away with a working prototype. There are some fascinating and innovative ideas brewing out there, we want to provide the spark and the connections to make them happen!...

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What science fiction can teach big business

What science fiction can teach big business | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Why are household brands that sell us kitchen appliances or snack food now commissioning science fiction authors and artists? Chris Baraniuk reports
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Born Digital: Meet Generation C, a new generation of connected customers - Brian Solis

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Netflix made an awesome virtual reality interface for the Oculus Rift

Netflix made an awesome virtual reality interface for the Oculus Rift | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

'Like any good Silicon Valley company, Netflix has the occasional Hack Day, in which it allows its engineers to forgo their other responsibilities and just build something cool. It turns out Netflix engineers have some pretty awesome ideas. Today, the company released a handful of videos of its favorite Hack Day projects, including a Chrome extension that lets you watch Netflix in a mini screen while you do something else and a way to match your movie to your room's ambient lighting with Philips Hue bulbs....'

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Shout Art Loud: Interactive web documentary Shout Art Loud follows Cairo artists who tackle sexual harassment

Shout Art Loud: Interactive web documentary Shout Art Loud follows Cairo artists who tackle sexual harassment | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
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Super Cool Tech. Hands-On With Bublcam’s Spherical Video Camera | TechCrunch

Super Cool Tech. Hands-On With Bublcam’s Spherical Video Camera | TechCrunch | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

The Bublcam is a video camera that can capture a sphere of content with its four high-def sensors. We first covered it when its creators put up a Kickstarter campaign looking to raise $100,000 to bring the gadget to market. After raising more than three times that, the team behind it has spent nine months tweaking the camera to prepare it for launch this fall.

We had Bublcam CEO Sean Ramsay stop by the office to show off the current version of the device, which is available for preorder for $579. In our demo, we used the Bublcam to stream a live video, take a selfie, and record footage from around the office. Operating the camera with one button is easy once you know how long you need to press it for each function, and the color-changing LEDs let you know what the camera is doing at all times....

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NSFW: Time Warner wants to bed Vice Media

NSFW: Time Warner wants to bed Vice Media | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
The media giant would gain buzz and edginess while killing the upstart, writes Jon Friedman.
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Why Introverts Are The New Power Players In The Digital Age - Forbes

Why Introverts Are The New Power Players In The Digital Age - Forbes | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Why Introverts Are The New Power Players In The Digital Age Forbes I was struck this week by some of the thinking of expert communicator John Doyle, who made his mark on television news and talk shows before turning his attention to corporate...
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Amazon buys Twitch streaming service (Wired UK)

Amazon buys Twitch streaming service (Wired UK) | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

'Amazon has bought up three-year-old video game live-streaming service Twitch in a deal valued at just under a billion dollars, $970m (£585m).

The surprise move may cause heads to turn, as just a month ago it was reported Google had signed the deal to buy the service....'

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BBC3 move from broadcast to online will 'pioneer how channels work in the future', says annual report

BBC3 move from broadcast to online will 'pioneer how channels work in the future', says annual report | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

'BBC3’s move from a linear broadcast channel to online service will “pioneer how channels work in the future”, according to the BBC’s 2013/14 annual report.


BBC director-general Tony Hall said the iPlayer was a “key part” of the BBC’s future, and the broadcaster detailed plans to personalise its online services through a significantly increased use of data analytics.

Speaking to The Drum ahead of the report’s release at the Ericsson Executive Media Summit in Sweden, the BBC’s director of future media Ralph Rivera said the broadcaster was moving into the “next phase” of its online plan....'

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How the web is reshaping TV - Telegraph

How the web is reshaping TV - Telegraph | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

New services from Sky and the BBC show that the web is creeping into TV more than ever. But what does the future hold?...


In another demonstration, BBC R&D used a 360 degree video camera, and a 3D audio microphone to stream a live feed from the SSE Hydro arena to an Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, providing the viewer with the sensation of being transported to the stadium and being part of the crowd....'

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Video Games Are Good For You | VICE United States

Video Games Are Good For You | VICE United States | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

'Video games aren't some obscure niche property anymore. Still, gamers let the non-gamers in a group make them feel like the weirdos and outcasts in a social setting. Enough of that.


There are over 180 million active gamers in the US. The gender divide has become next to non-existent, with the male/female split sitting at about 52 percent to 48 percent, based on stateside figures. Total global revenue in the video game industry is predicted to break the $100 billion mark by the end of 2014. The release of one game alone, 2013’s Grand Theft Auto V, generated $800 million in worldwide sales in just 24 hours—more than any other piece of entertainment, ever.…'

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There Still Isn't One Good Way to Represent the Internet in Art

There Still Isn't One Good Way to Represent the Internet in Art | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
But a new video shows how filmmakers arrived at a single, elegant way to depict texting.
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Madden NFL 15 Interview: Living The First Interactive Experience - Arcade Sushi

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Madden NFL 15 Interview: Living The First Interactive Experience
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I'm a fan of sports movies and documentaries and story-based games. For a while I have felt sports gaming would benefit with a greater focus on storytelling.
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Women significantly outnumber teenage boys in gamer demographics | The Rundown | PBS NewsHour

Women significantly outnumber teenage boys in gamer demographics | The Rundown | PBS NewsHour | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Adult female gamers have unseated boys under the age of 18 as the largest video game-playing demographic in the U.S., according to a recently published study from the Entertainment Software Association, a trade group focused the U.S.
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Facebook will now pay you money to find bugs in the Oculus Rift

Facebook will now pay you money to find bugs in the Oculus Rift | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

Here's a new way to support your expensive VR habit: hunt for flaws in the code for the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, software development kit (SDK), and website.
Facebook just announced it is incorporating Oculus, which it acquired in March for $2 billion, into its infamous bug bounty program.

Under the program, individual security researchers who report bugs to Facebook may be financially rewarded. The minimum reward is $500, and there is no cap on the maximum. Facebook paid out $1.5 million in bug bounties last year.

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Watch every death in all eight of Quentin Tarantino's movies in 4 min 20 secs

Watch every death in all eight of Quentin Tarantino's movies in 4 min 20 secs | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Right from his first film, Quentin Tarantino showed he had little remorse for killing off characters both big and small. Ever since 1992's Reservoir Dogs, Tarantino's films have been known nearly...
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Chinese Moviegoers Lead the the Way For Interactive Onscreen Text Messaging - Film School Rejects

Chinese Moviegoers Lead the the Way For Interactive Onscreen Text Messaging - Film School Rejects | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Film School Rejects Chinese Moviegoers Lead the the Way For Interactive Onscreen Text Messaging Film School Rejects This is the same country that, as shown in the new documentary Web Junkie, has enough of an issue with youths being addicted to the...
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