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Great Post by Jennifer Luis: "Permission Culture" and it's Restrictions on Art.

Great Post by Jennifer Luis: "Permission Culture" and it's Restrictions on Art. | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

Make sure you watch her beautiful AMV video mash-up of Regina Spektor & anime Kingdom Hearts series on Jennifer Luis' blog, New Media.


Grazie to Burcu S. Bakioglu for the find!


Wednesday, May 9, 2012


'In Lawrence Lessig's article "The Failure of Fair Use and the Future of Free Culture", Lessig points out that our culture has become a "permission culture" that restricts the creativity of the general public. This means that in order to mix media for art's sake, one must first obtain permission from the copyright owners of the media that is being mixed. At first glance, this may seem like a reasonable thing to expect; however, this greatly restricts the creativity that the general public possesses. It would be nearly impossible for a person of average income to be able to afford to ask permission to use a song or a movie clip in a home-made video project. Alas, this is what the law demands. It is easy to see how this greatly limits the digital artist. This "permission culture" is becoming more prominent as technology advances. Today, the average person has easy and affordable access to countless media as well as software that is capable of mixing it. However, even though almost anyone has the capabilities of making multimedia art, the law strictly forbids it with the exception of fair use.

A couple years ago, I picked up the hobby of mashing video game cut scenes or clips from anime cartoons with some of my favorite songs to create music videos. So far, I have made 5 AMVs (anime music videos) and have spent countless hours in the production....'

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Neil Gaiman's inspiring commencement speech about succeeding in the arts

Neil Gaiman's inspiring commencement speech about succeeding in the arts | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

Watch Neil Gaiman's inspiring commencement speech about succeeding in the arts. Fantasy Novels That Will Restore Your Faith in Humanity. Disney and Henry Selick will bring Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book to the big screen.

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7 Most Intriguing TV Shows Coming This Fall - Most Exciting? Jonny Lee Miller as Sherlock

7 Most Intriguing TV Shows Coming This Fall - Most Exciting? Jonny Lee Miller as Sherlock | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Blowback: Which New TV Shows Are You Most Excited About?Which in-development television shows do you find most tantalizing, and why? Whether...
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Whoa! Blade Runner sequel will reunite Ridley Scott with original screenplay writer

Whoa! Blade Runner sequel will reunite Ridley Scott with original screenplay writer | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

"Director set to join forces again with writer Hampton Fancher as new film revealed to be sequel to 1982 classic with female lead....


Ridley Scott's return to Blade Runner will be a sequel featuring a female protagonist, the veteran British director has confirmed. Alcon Entertainment, which owns the follow-up rights to the 1982 science fiction classic, announced in August that it had pulled off a coup by engaging the veteran British director to revisit one of his greatest triumphs, but it was unclear at the time what form the new film would take...."

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BioWare's Lead Cinematic Designer Armando Troisi on Interactive Narrative Design in Mass Effect 2 (Part 1 of 4)

Grazie Stephen Dinehart!


Part 1 of a presentation by BioWare Lead Cinematic Designer Armando Troisi (Mass Effect 2) at Game Design Expo 2010. The fourth annual Game Design Expo (http...

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Iron Man Anyone?? MUST Watch: MIT Creates Amazing UI From Levitating Orbs

Iron Man Anyone?? MUST Watch: MIT Creates Amazing UI From Levitating Orbs | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

By Mark Wilson:


"Anyone else see The Avengers? Just like in Iron Man 1 and 2, Tony Stark has the coolest interactive 3-D displays. He can pull a digital wire frame out of a set of blueprints or wrap an exoskeleton around his arm. . Those moments aren’t just sci-fi fun; they’re full of visionary ideas to explore and manipulate objects in 3-D space. Except for one thing: How would Stark feel all of these objects to move them around? In reality, he’d be touching nothing but air..."

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10 Things You Can Learn From the New York Times’ Data Visualizations

10 Things You Can Learn From the New York Times’ Data Visualizations | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
The Malofiej 20 awards, known as the Pulitzers of the infographics world, recognize the finest infographics published across the globe.
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22 Ways to Create Compelling Content When You Don’t Have a Clue [Infographic] | Copyblogger

22 Ways to Create Compelling Content When You Don’t Have a Clue [Infographic] | Copyblogger | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

Handy infographic! 

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wow. The Growth of Video Streaming is on the Rise | Video Industry News

wow. The Growth of Video Streaming is on the Rise | Video Industry News | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

We know the popularity of online video is soaring, and the statistics show it. This Infographic compiled by DaCast is full of mobile video stats and projections. The chart shows solid growth of online video and connected devices....

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Janet Murray on The Etch-a-Sketch and the Stone Tablet

Janet Murray on The Etch-a-Sketch and the Stone Tablet | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Cable news is obsessed this week over inscription technologies. At issue is whether the political positions taken in primary elections are as erasable as the magnetic writing on an “Etch-a-Sk...
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Trion Worlds explains how Defiance will 'co-evolve' in two mediums: TV & MMO

Trion Worlds explains how Defiance will 'co-evolve' in two mediums: TV & MMO | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Massively...


""In the past it's always been very difficult to connect television shows, which are always evolving, with video games, which are static," Trion Worlds CEO Lars Buttler states, going on to say that Trion has cracked that code. "In our unique setup, we can do things other people have never dared to try before."


Defiance the TV show and Defiance the MMO will, according to Buttler, "literally depend on each other and co-evolve..."

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Transmedia Lab | Detective Avenue, 1 an après : bilan du « premier cluedo transmedia »

Transmedia Lab | Detective Avenue, 1 an après : bilan du « premier cluedo transmedia » | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

Avril 2011, Orange et Murmures Productions lancent Detective Avenue, une expérience transmedia d’un nouveau genre, entre série policière interactive et jeu d’enquête. Un an plus tard le lauréat de la bourse Orange de la Création et son partenaire reviennent sur ce qui fut une expérimentation riche d’enseignements.

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Which literary character is most frequently portrayed on screen?

Which literary character is most frequently portrayed on screen? | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

I KNEW IT!


Having appeared 254 times in film and television, Sherlock Holmes is, according to the Guinness World Records, the most frequently portrayed human literary character.

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Very Cool - German SciFi Transmedia Project: Alpha 0.7

Very Cool - German SciFi Transmedia Project: Alpha 0.7 | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Radio Drama


When Alpha 0.7 ends on television, the story continues: online and as a radio drama series on SWR. The future is open. And knows no limits.


Sci-Fi Serie über ein neurowissenschaftliches Experiment im Jahr 2017. Offizielle Webseite des Alpha 0.7-Universums. Alle Videos, Hintergründe und Communityfeatures.

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Cool!!!! Paris Subway Stop, Long Deserted, Hosts Eerie 'Prometheus' Ad Installation

Cool!!!! Paris Subway Stop, Long Deserted, Hosts Eerie 'Prometheus' Ad Installation | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Plenty of subway stations look like they belong in a horror movie, but this Paris promotion for Ridley Scott's Alien prequel Prometheus takes the concept to the extreme, setting up an advertising installation in the Saint-Martin stop, deserted for...
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(sshhhh...) Have you checked out Weyland Industries Facebook Page????

(sshhhh...) Have you checked out Weyland Industries Facebook Page???? | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

"Who wants to drive this beast on unknown planets? Definitely me."

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Terry Gilliam's The Wholy Family up for viewing on Distrify. Cool!

Terry Gilliam's The Wholy Family up for viewing on Distrify. Cool! | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Click to watch The Wholly Family - see the trailer and find out how to see the movie...
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Here At Home, an NFB Web documentary about mental illness and homelessness - Arts & Culture - Native Newswire

Here At Home, an NFB Web documentary about mental illness and homelessness - Arts & Culture - Native Newswire | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

Montreal, May 14, 2012 –


website here:  http://athome.nfb.ca/#/athome


"You cross paths with the homeless each day—but do you really see them? Through five Canadian cities, five filmmakers and some 40 short films posted online between now and summer 2013, Here At Home, the new interactive Web documentary from the National Film Board of Canada (NFB), lets you follow in real time some of the participants in the world's largest study on mental illness and homelessness.


Launched on May 15 at 11 a.m. on nfb.ca/hereathome, the Canada-wide, bilingual project trains its lens on the reality of homelessness in Moncton, Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg and Vancouver. It does so by tracking participants of the At Home study, a research initiative led by the Mental Health Commission of Canada, and the health professionals who work with homeless populations daily. On an ongoing basis, the filmmakers will chronicle the Housing First approach—namely, giving people a home and then focusing on treatment. What are the social, human and financial consequences of providing a roof and services to those who, struggling with mental illness, live on the streets?


Of the 150,000 to 300,000 homeless persons in Canada, over one-fifth have some form of mental illness


Touching on various issues—housing, employment, interpersonal relationships, substance abuse, mental illness— Here At Home will fuel public discussion on the problem of homelessness as it brings certain prejudices to light. Even more importantly, the Web documentary gives a voice to those at the heart of the matter: the study's participants. Here At Home is produced by the NFB's Hugues Sweeney with the participation of the Commission..."

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Return of the 'Alien' Mind: Ridley Scott on Prometheus, Aliens & Prequels...

Return of the 'Alien' Mind: Ridley Scott on Prometheus, Aliens & Prequels... | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

One of Hollywood’s greatest (and most elusive) directors, Ridley Scott breaks his silence on his complex 3d space odyssey "Prometheus," revealing never-seen footage — and a rarely seen candor.


This story first appeared in the May 25 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

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Why “Infographic Thinking” Is The Future, Not A Fad

Why “Infographic Thinking” Is The Future, Not A Fad | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

"We get a lot of infographic pitches. Almost all of them suck. Why? Because while they may well be "information plus graphics," they often lack what designer Francesco Franchi calls "infographic thinking." This isn’t just "how to make some numbers and vector graphics look clever together." It’s a narrative language--it’s "representation plus interpretation to develop an idea," to quote Franchi...."

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(Love the Rewards) The Time Tribe on Kickstarter! Episodic time travel adventure game

A history-based time travel adventure to thrill and enlighten kids, with epic storytelling, awesome gameplay, and real world fun.
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Jeff Gomez & Fabian Nicieza's 6 Reasons ‘The Avengers’ Is Crushing It At The Box Office

Jeff Gomez & Fabian Nicieza's 6 Reasons ‘The Avengers’ Is Crushing It At The Box Office | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Here's how Disney got it right....


"... #3. Homer, Dante and…Stan Lee! Embracing a Mythos of Our Own


Marvel has an intrinsic understanding that over the past five decades, their characters have become woven into the fabric of a greater global popular culture. The potent combo of licensing and digital technology has made characters like The Hulk and Captain America familiar to street kids in Botswana. Only after these past couple of weeks has the media finally caught up, finally admitting that superheroes have legitimately become our contemporary mythology, just as well-told tales of Greek and Roman gods were the blockbusters of their own epochs...."

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/the-avengers-box-office-success-explained-2012-5#ixzz1v4P9fIHB

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Defiance – A Transmedia opportunity that gives a new lease of life to in-game advertising

Defiance – A Transmedia opportunity that gives a new lease of life to in-game advertising | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
The in-game advertising industry has not had a happy few years. Back in 2002 when Massive Incorporated first brought us the ability to dynamically insert adverts into Xbox360 games the future looke...
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Nice Case Study (in French) Transmedia Lab |Prometheus : Anatomie d'une campagne de marketing transmédia partie pour faire date.

Nice Case Study (in French) Transmedia Lab |Prometheus : Anatomie d'une campagne de marketing transmédia partie pour faire date. | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

"Michael Humphrey (Forbes) : « The key piece of content innovation for me [in Prometheus' social marketing campaign] is the future TEDTalk (the unlocking system is cool but not all that new). For TED, there is another level of production — writing, acting, staging, editing, etc. — that goes beyond anything in the film. It flows from the story, contextualizes it, blurs the line of creation and audience, for the sake of the story and not just the marketing (although that’s the impetus for now)… Being willing to spill your central resources beyond the movie itself is, while not entirely unique, awfully rare and perhaps pivotal. »"

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