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Take our survey on the motivations of Kickstarter contributors

Take our survey on the motivations of Kickstarter contributors | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Interested in finding out why people do or don't back Kickstarters and other game crowdfunding? Share or participate in Gamasutra's new survey , which aims to get to the bottom of the question.
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Student controls robot with his mind from 2,000km away (Wired UK)

Student controls robot with his mind from 2,000km away (Wired UK) | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
A student in Israel has successfully controlled the movement of a robot 2,000km away in France -- just by thinking about it...
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Jack Dorsey created Twitter, now he's taking on the banks with Square (Wired UK)

Jack Dorsey created Twitter, now he's taking on the banks with Square (Wired UK) | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

This article was taken from the August 2012 issue of Wired magazine.

 

When Jack Dorsey invented Twitter, he changed how we communicate....

 

Conversations with Jack Dorsey often veer into the obscure. Job interviews pivot into 30-minute disquisitions on the New York Yankees. Press briefings transform into critiques of Virginia Woolf novels. A comment about Dorsey's game-changing startup, Square -- which lets anyone accept credit cards -- triggers a lecture on the history of money. And Dorsey can be downright verbose when talking about one of his seemingly limitless obsessions -- maps, journal-keeping, perambulation, CB radio.

 

This tendency can become a problem for the 35-year-old, whose packed schedule would seem to afford little time for such digressions. In addition to his full-time job as CEO and unofficial chief design officer of Square -- one of Silicon Valley's hottest startups, which recently sought a valuation of $4 billion (£2.6 billion) -- he also serves as executive chair of Twitter, which launched in 2006 by springboarding off his idea that brief sneezes of communication could deepen human interaction. As the driving force behind the two startup darlings -- and as a man often mentioned as the spiritual successor to Steve Jobs -- Dorsey is in major demand...

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Record & Share your Ideas | Present.me

Record & Share your Ideas | Present.me | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Present.Me is a really easy way to record and share your presentations using your webcam...
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5 Very Clear Social Media Lessons From a Revolution

5 Very Clear Social Media Lessons From a Revolution | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
What did Ghonim do to foster online engagement that eventually contributed to real, on the streets, offline action? It's simple really. He spoke, users listened and responded, and then he acknowledged their contributions.

 

1. Choose A Channel...

 

2. Staff Appropriately....

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Predicting Transmedia and Augmented Reality Futures | PERSONALIZE MEDIA

Predicting Transmedia and Augmented Reality Futures | PERSONALIZE MEDIA | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

Gary Hayes, Futurist and New Media Evangelist - The media and storytelling landscape is constantly changing but in the last six years we have never seen such monumental change...

 

I was invited to present to a small public group last month on Media Futures up in the Northern Territory here in Australia – this followed an ABC only presentation. I generally don’t do the Futurist thing, I feel uneasy, stepping into tarot, astrology or doom sayer territory, where many factors such as user behaviour, new devices or new format/marketing development are on unpredictable shifting sands. So I prefer to call my approach to future ‘no brainer’ism’. There are some things that are so obvious, in terms of where we are heading, that simple trends analyses will give us some clarity in around a 2-5 year timeframe....

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Total Recall: Personalized Rekall Videos and Comic-Con | MovieViral

Total Recall: Personalized Rekall Videos and Comic-Con | MovieViral | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Last month, we told you about WelcomeToRekall.com, the viral website for this summer's sci-fi action remake Total Recall. The website is home to Rekall, a company that implants memories so that you can have a vacation without actually going anywhere or wasting any time. Now you can actually see how that vacation will look with personalized videos for each experience. Details after the break.

 

There are ten experiences to choose from, though as we explained before, the last one, “Astronaut”, actually just brings up a video of Doug Quaid (Colin Farrell) warning you about Rekall. When you choose any of the other nine experiences, you get a personalized video detailing the events of your adventure, using data from Facebook. Then, you can share the video through Twitter or Facebook, as well as enter into some pretty cool sweepstakes related to the subject matter. Check out my Secret Agent experience here. Below is a list of what you could win by participating.

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Broken Window Shop Optical Illusion | Mighty Optical Illusions

Broken Window Shop Optical Illusion | Mighty Optical Illusions | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Eventhough this window shop appears to be broken, it's just another creative advertising done by apple.
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True Blood - Babyvamp Jessica - The Often Strange and Sometimes Unexpected Perks of Being a Vampire

True Blood - Babyvamp Jessica - The Often Strange and Sometimes Unexpected Perks of Being a Vampire | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

The official blog for Jessica Hamby from the HBO series True Blood, featuring extra videos and images from the Babyvamp....

 

The most obvious? Glamouring… hello! You can make humans do whatever you want them to.

 

Heightened senses! I could hear what Sookie was saying about Debbie Pelt and Tara all the way from Jason’s bedroom (where we were just talking, I swear - no funny business). We vamps can hear, see, touch and smell the shit outta everything. Our sense of taste is somewhat limited, but you can’t have it all, can you?...

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Cool. Francoise Gamma's Strange Artwork Enters The Physical Realm | The Creators Project

Cool. Francoise Gamma's Strange Artwork Enters The Physical Realm | The Creators Project | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
His deformed GIF creatures become laser-etched 3D artworks.
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Transmedia Production Acceleration Program | CMPA

Transmedia Production Acceleration Program | CMPA | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

The Transmedia Production Acceleration Program is a professional development and mentorship program offered in partnership with Ryerson University's RTA School of Media (RTA), with the support of the Ontario Media Development Corporation. The focus of this initiative is to provide production skills for the development and production of transmedia content.

 

The program consists of a 1-day seminar and workshop offered by RTA, given by leading practitioners and academics for up to 40 participants. The seminar and workshop will deal with new business models in the transmedia world, acquisition of transmedia production skills, generating content, new talent requirements, the role of the creative producer in the transmedia world, and how best exploit an industry that is global and grounded in merged media.

 

Upon completion of the workshop, up to 18 participants will be offered an opportunity to intern with Ontario-based film, television and interactive media production companies for a 5-month period. Participants will receive one-on-one guidance from one or more seasoned industry professionals, following a personalized training schedule with specific and attainable objectives for the production of transmedia content.

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» GIRLS LEARNING CODE at HIGHRISE | #NFB #Highrise

» GIRLS LEARNING CODE at HIGHRISE | #NFB #Highrise | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
It's the Next-Gen participatory media project at HIGHRISE: girls learning computer code. They're building websites and telling their own stories.

 

“It’s so easy to learn code!” exclaims Janever, 10, as she learns how to change the picture and background colour on her website.

 

It wasn’t so easy, though, to convince parents to let the girls come to the pilot workshop in the first place. When Heather Frise, HIGHRISE Community Media Coordinator, set out to find girls to sign up, the kids in the lobby were super enthusiastic. But when she went up to their apartment doors to speak with their families, the parents were reticent. Many speak little English, many are very new to Canada, some even asked why the workshop wasn’t for boys. The stereotype that computer coding is reserved for boys is as pervasive here as anywhere else...

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Scientists Observe the Mysterious Hidden Structure of the Universe for the First Time Ever

Scientists Observe the Mysterious Hidden Structure of the Universe for the First Time Ever | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
In 1933, Fritz Zwicky—a Swiss astronomer working at CalTech—had an amazing revelation. He realized that the amount of matter that we can see through our telescopes doesn't match the behavior of the Universe.
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Great Analysis of Design in 'The Hunger Games' from Gehry to the 3rd Reich

Great Analysis of Design in 'The Hunger Games' from Gehry to the 3rd Reich | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

A conversation about the blockbuster film's visual references, from Nazi architecture to Frank Gehry, Depression-era photography, and everyday office furniture, but its vision of the future could have been more radical....

 

Alexandra Lange: ....The opening scenes in District 12 are atmospheric and period precise. The bleached-out blue palette, the wooden shacks, the muddy roads—you know you are in the 1930s of the Farm Services Administration photographers. There were a couple of moments, like the line of cabins going down into the hollow, or the two scrawny kids looking out of a hole in the wall, that I could almost swear were direct imitations of a photograph. I found out after I saw the movie that those scenes were filmed in Henry River, North Carolina, an abandoned mill town from the 1920s. In District 12, it is coal. In North Carolina, it was yarn.

 

Angela Riechers: The set for the Reaping was in fact an old cotton gin in Shelby, North Carolina, where we get the first visual clue hinting at the hideousness to come. The softly draped, drab cotton clothing (defenseless, helpless, defeated) worn by the District 12 kids contrasts very sharply with the architectural, brightly colored clothing (aggression, assault, dominance) worn by Effie Trinket. Her clothes are cruel. Like armor that uses harsh color and shape to intimidate....

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Next Minecraft update combines single and multiplayer, adds trading and tripwires (Wired UK)

Next Minecraft update combines single and multiplayer, adds trading and tripwires (Wired UK) | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

PC world-building phenomenon Minecraft is about to get a big shakeup come August, as update 1.3 drops singleplayer, adds item trading, and introduces armfuls of new toys to play with.


"The most dramatic change is that we've kicked out single-player," writes Jens Bergensten, who became head Minecraft developer when creator Markus "Notch" Persson stepped down to work on his next game, 0x10c.

 

It doesn't mean you can't play by yourself, it just means that going alone is now an option in the main multiplayer experience. That makes the game easier for the developers as bug fixes only apply to one game; and modders, who won't have to make multiple version of every mod...

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Louis C.K. Responds To Online Ticket Sales Experience: Scalpers’ Opinions Have Been “Enlightening” | TechCrunch

Louis C.K. Responds To Online Ticket Sales Experience: Scalpers’ Opinions Have Been “Enlightening”  |  TechCrunch | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

When Louis C.K. announced that he was selling tickets to his shows for $45, cutting out ticket middlemen entirely, the response was fairly giddy. As of this writing, he sold $6,102,000 in tickets, not a bad haul. Of those 135,600 tickets, 500 are now floating around the scalping sites.

 

He did, however do a little experiment: he sold two shows traditionally, through Ticketmaster and the like, and 1,100 of those tickets out of 4,400 available are already on scalping sites like Stubhub.

He writes:...

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THE REEL: Prometheus Q&A with Caspar Delaney and Johnny Hardstaff

THE REEL: Prometheus Q&A with Caspar Delaney and Johnny Hardstaff | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

Monday 11th June's Reel Presents saw RSA producer Caspar Delaney and director Johnny Hardstaff take part in an exclusive Q&A about the impressive viral campaign for Ridley Scott's Prometheus.

 

In the discussion they took us through the inception of the project, the securing of assets and budgets, the creative control and what they think the influence the project could have on movie marketing. They also gave us a tasty hint at what we could expect from some unseen virals...

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Curation: How the Global Brain Evolves

Curation: How the Global Brain Evolves | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
"Those who can, do. Those who can't, review. Those who can't review, tweet. Those who can't tweet, retweet." The sentiment expressed in this buzzy quote is funny and makes a real point. Unfortunately, it's a bogus one.
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Welcome to Rekall: Viral Website for Summer Blockbuster

Welcome to Rekall: Viral Website for Summer Blockbuster | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Welcome to Rekall. Looking for the ultimate getaway? Escape from your world to ours. No matter what you desire, Rekall can remember it for you.
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Marketing For “The Dark Knight Rises” Enters World Of Apps With “Gotham City’s Most Wanted” | MovieViral

Marketing For “The Dark Knight Rises” Enters World Of Apps With “Gotham City’s Most Wanted” | MovieViral | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
The marketing machine for it has been in high gear for the last few weeks, but I still find it surreal that The Dark Knight Rises is only two weeks away...
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KCRW Exclusive: Iggy Pop and Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino Duet on Let’s Boot and Rally for True Blood | KCRW Music Blog

KCRW Exclusive: Iggy Pop and Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino Duet on Let’s Boot and Rally for True Blood | KCRW Music Blog | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
From KCRW DJ Gary Calamar: How did Iggy Pop and Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino come to collaborate on a track for HBO’s True Blood?
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Whoa! Superhero Economics: A Financial Comparison Between Batman and Spider-Man | Geeks of Doom

Whoa! Superhero Economics: A Financial Comparison Between Batman and Spider-Man | Geeks of Doom | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
When dealing with superheroes, it usually comes down to who would beat who in a one-on-one fight. Good guys, bad guys---we just can't help but wonder who'd prove to be the best of them all.
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Tribeca Talks: Brett Ratner and Execs from AmEx, GE & Chipotle on Connecting Films with Brands | Future of Film

Tribeca Talks: Brett Ratner and Execs from AmEx, GE & Chipotle on Connecting Films with Brands | Future of Film | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
How can brands and filmmakers collaborate on film projects to achieve a range of “win-wins”—from marketing and public relations to corporate storytelling and philanthropy? Watch as experts provide tips from the innovative trenches.
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DIY rich media posts on 'webdoc' - very cool

webdoc is a social platform empowering people to express themselves and interact with others online in ways that haven’t been possible until now.
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Great Data» Tablet adoption explodes, study reveals key usage patterns

Great Data» Tablet adoption explodes, study reveals key usage patterns | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Tablet adoption explodes, study reveals key usage patterns...
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