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Wattpad raises $17 million to become the YouTube of writing

Wattpad raises $17 million to become the YouTube of writing | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Wattpad, which describes itself as the world's largest online community of readers and writers, has raised $17 million from a group of venture funds led by Khosla Ventures.
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SPOILERS!!! {i can't read yet!} Ridley Scott reveals Prometheus secrets to T3

SPOILERS!!! {i can't read yet!} Ridley Scott reveals Prometheus secrets to T3 | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

'From Alien to Gladiator via Blade Runner, Sir Ridley Scott knocks out classic cinema for fun.. 


T3 caught up with Scott and co-writer Damon "Lost" Lindelof in Claridges Hotel amid London's Jubilee celebrations to get the low down on how changing technology and society influenced the film's production and marketing – and, of course, to probe them on Prometheus's many unanswered plot questions.


Funny, focused and forthright, we came away with more answers than we expected, and there's also no getting round it:


THIS INTERVIEW IS CHOCK-FULL OF SPOILERS.


You have been warned...'

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The Social Living Room: How Nintendo’s Wii Revolutionized Gaming & What It Means For The Future Of Consoles

The Social Living Room: How Nintendo’s Wii Revolutionized Gaming & What It Means For The Future Of Consoles | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
We are on the cusp of a new generation of video gaming hardware, with Nintendo delivering its new machine--the Wii U--this Fall.
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Jaydes's comment, June 8, 2012 6:58 PM
Revolutionized ? I prefer waiting, i think that new bullshit
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The Redesigned Foursquare Is About Radical Simplicity, And A New Way To Search

The Redesigned Foursquare Is About Radical Simplicity, And A New Way To Search | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
"You don’t even need to search." That’s the promise from the team behind Foursquare’s newest release, a completely redesigned version of the popular check-in app that goes live today on iPhone and Android.
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In Filmmaking Now, Directors Become Programmers And Programmers Become Gods

In Filmmaking Now, Directors Become Programmers And Programmers Become Gods | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

'If you’ve ever read Neal Stephenson’s postcyberpunk epic The Diamond Age, you’ll know there’s a moment where a young actress pays several years’ salary for a surgery. It places millions of dots at spots on her skin--dots that would allow computers to track the intricacies of expression in a digital realm, to allow her to act as any avatar.


Clouds, an experimental film by James George and Jonathan Minard, shows that Stephenson’s vision of the future was a bit wrong. Now we can create detailed, 3-D avatars with just a Kinect, a stock SLR camera and a bit of custom post production--no cybernetic tattoos required. (If the project looks familiar, it’s because the team shared their technique on a Reddit AMA a few months back.)...'

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In honour of Toronto's New Ban: The Majestic Plastic Bag - A Mockumentary

Narrated by Academy Award-winner Jeremy Irons, this "mockumentary" video, hammers home the stark reality of California's plastic bag pollution situation. Lea...
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Twitpic - Share photos and videos on Twitter

Twitpic - Share photos and videos on Twitter | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Interesting. So @airtel_presence have changed their default block notice. Not that it's any better.
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Google’s Project Glass: Inside The Problem Solving And Prototyping

Google’s Project Glass: Inside The Problem Solving And Prototyping | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
At Google X, the company’s now-not-so-top-secret R&D lab, engineers and neuroscientists and artificial-intelligence experts dream up a future without the pressure of market deadlines: driverless cars, robots, space elevators.
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Beautiful Visualizations Show Global Facebook Activity

Beautiful Visualizations Show Global Facebook Activity | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Facebook's data team cooked up some amazing visualizations that show Facebook's global spread.
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Business Model Generation Toolbox for iPad will be THE Must-Have App. Grazie! @rosspruden

Business Model Generation Toolbox for iPad will be THE Must-Have App. Grazie! @rosspruden | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

REposting as this really is a fab app..

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Whoa: In 'Game of Thrones,' You Win or You Buy: HBO Offers $30,000 Iron Throne Replicas

Whoa: In 'Game of Thrones,' You Win or You Buy: HBO Offers $30,000 Iron Throne Replicas | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
The replica throne is made not from molten steel but from hand-finished, hand-painted fiberglass and fireproof resin and weighs 350 pounds.
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Beyond and Last of Us Steal the Show at Sony's E3 Media Briefing | Entertainment Buddha

With these two titles, and some other interesting new technology like Wonderbook, I have to give the edge to Sony if you asked me who had a more exciting media briefing today.
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Mad Men Recap: Happiness Defined, Unhappily | Media - Advertising Age

Mad Men Recap: Happiness Defined, Unhappily | Media - Advertising Age | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

Great Article:


"Happiness is that moment before you need more happiness," Don barks in the season's penultimate episode. Plus: a chat about agency compensation...


There's a kind of dark beauty in Matthew Weiner's decision to have his son to announce the grandest and bleakest theme in "Mad Men," the one that transcends the vicissitudes of business and cultural history and encapsulates the restlessness that is at the root of our makeup, the real human element.

"Everything you want to do, everything you think's gonna make you happy, just turns to crap."...

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OK - I read this far.. Great Quote: Ridley Scott on screenplay...

OK - I read this far.. Great Quote: Ridley Scott on screenplay... | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

RS: '...the most important, significant thing in all films – I don’t give a sh*t whether it’s science fiction or a western or whatever – is the goddamn screenplay. Get the screenplay right and all this technology enhances it. But when the screenplay is weak… The technology is the means to the end, the screenplay is the end. If you get that right first, the rest is relatively straightforward....'

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Excerpt from Andrea Phillips's Just Published Book! 5 Lessons For Storytellers From The Transmedia World

Excerpt from Andrea Phillips's Just Published Book! 5 Lessons For Storytellers From The Transmedia World | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

'In April of 2001, a close friend sent me a link to the "Anti-Robot Militia," which was just like it sounds: a hate group against robots. One click later, I was hopelessly hooked on a marketing campaign for the film A.I.


Compelling story, new technology, and an online community called the Cloudmakers all came together in a perfect storm of immersive entertainment. This was my first taste of the future, and I’ve been trying to recreate that experience ever since.


We didn’t know what to call it at the time. Now we’d call it transmedia. Transmedia storytelling is the art of breaking up one story or experience over multiple media, so that each medium is making a special and unique contribution to the whole. But the lessons I’ve learned over the past decade of creating and participating in transmedia projects are surprisingly applicable to anyone who has an audience — and on the web, that means everyone.


So here are five of those lessons extracted from my new book, A Creator’s Guide to Transmedia Storytelling....'

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How Prometheus Got Its Atmosphere - Consult a Scientist...

How Prometheus Got Its Atmosphere - Consult a Scientist... | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Long before Prometheus launched, director Ridley Scott stopped by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA to talk a little exobiology.
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wow. They’re Real: Crazy Daredevil Robots That Fly, Build, And Make Their Own Decisions

wow. They’re Real: Crazy Daredevil Robots That Fly, Build, And Make Their Own Decisions | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
We all know that our military is deploying UAVs to drop bombs without deploying manned fighter jets, but in a world where flying robots are a reality, could we be using this technology to build rather than destroy?
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Secret Location Combines Gaming, Interactivity, and Telephony With Mysterious Film “The Sevens”

Secret Location Combines Gaming, Interactivity, and Telephony With Mysterious Film “The Sevens” | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
When visiting the website of a creative company, the expectation is to find some contact information and selections of work and/or a demonstration of just how desperately social-media-savvy the proprietors are.
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Crossing the Transmedia Frontier: The Growing Trend of Transmedia in Music Festivals in the United States

Grazie Fernando Carrion!

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MediaPost Publications MTV Digital Series Is A Teen Wolf In Transmedia Clothing 06/05/2012

MediaPost Publications MTV Digital Series Is A Teen Wolf In Transmedia Clothing 06/05/2012 | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
MTV Digital Series Is A Teen Wolf In Transmedia Clothing - 06/05/2012... 


'In an important test of a new interactive storytelling experience, MTV this week launched a new series called “Teen Wolf.” That’s right -- new. While the second season of the MTV series by that name debuted Sunday night following its telecast of the 2012 MTV Movie Awards, a new, parallel, interactive version of the series debuted Monday on, well, a variety of screens -- just not television ones...'


Read more: http://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/175993/mtv-digital-series-is-a-teen-wolf-in-transmedia-cl.html#ixzz1wymD3KTh

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Busy Busy: Nintendo Announces 23 Wii U Titles, Netflix and Hulu Plus Support

Busy Busy: Nintendo Announces 23 Wii U Titles, Netflix and Hulu Plus Support | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
With all the hardware news out of the way, Nintendo's E3 presentation focused primarily on games that are headed to the console.


At E3 2012, Nintendo just announced that the Wii U the system will support two Wii U Game Pads, as well as Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Video and YouTube.


On Sunday, Nintendo showed off its Wii U controller and its new social gaming network Miiverse at a pre-E3 presentation.


The presentation focused primarily on games that are headed to the console, rather than the hardware itself. Nintendo urged interested users to check out its E3 website for more detailed information about how the console operates.

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Woot! Andrea Phillips' A Creator's Guide to Transmedia Storytelling: How to Captivate & Engage Audiences across Multiple Platforms

Woot! Andrea Phillips' A Creator's Guide to Transmedia Storytelling: How to Captivate & Engage Audiences across Multiple Platforms | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

It's Up! Downloading.... now!


A Creator's Guide to Transmedia Storytelling: How to Captivate and Engage Audiences across Multiple Platforms: Andrea Phillips: Amazon.com: Kindle Store...

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Props to Lina Srivastava for Sharing & StoryCode-Immersion #4 - Presentation 2

Transmedia Business Models....


thanks Lina, for sharing! so timely - Transmedia Business Models are the next must- map AND Business Model Generation is the MUST book for those who don't have it yet.

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‘Transmedia Engagement: Participatory Culture to Activism’

‘Transmedia Engagement: Participatory Culture to Activism’ | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

The following is a talk I gave June 1 in Toronto which sprang from my ongoing interest in The Hunger Games as a transmedia campaign. I wrote an earlier blog post, ‘Why The Hunger Games is Not Harry Potter, and Why You Should Care,’ in response to finishing the novels, which were far more disturbing than I had expected. Further mulling on Geoffrey Long’s How to Ride a Lion: A Call for a Higher Transmedia Criticism and Jeff Gomez & Fabian Niciezo’s “6 Reasons Why ‘the Avengers’ is Crushing it at the Box Office” resulted in this case study on ‘Transmedia Engagement: Participatory Culture to Activism.’ Your thoughts are welcome!

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Sony's New Game with Ellen Paige: Beyond Two Souls E3 2012 Announce Trailer [HD]

More E3 Trailers http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL36724A014577A33D Subscribe! http://bit.ly/ClevverGames Follow Us On Twitter http://Twitter.com/Clevve...
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