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Inside the Locked Room You Have to Solve Puzzles to Escape

Inside the Locked Room You Have to Solve Puzzles to Escape | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Escape the Room locks you and your friends in a small area for an hour. It's your job to find clues from inside to get the key to freedom.


For $28, visitors can choose an office, a home or an agency (that's the one we're in) for their room setting. Each one comes with the same rules: You have one hour, and not a second longer, to find a way out.

"There are a million things to do in New York," says Jack De Stefano, 26, who cofounded the company. "People usually go out to drink or eat..."

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2.8 Hours Later London Zombie Survival Run 2014 - YouTube

The London version of the 2.8 Hours Later Zombie Run (Few clips of the Zombie Run we did on Friday night http://t.co/uoypQGZxcn)
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Storytelling in the digital era. Infographic

Storytelling in the digital era. Infographic | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Storytelling is the most basic yet most powerful tool in communication. It is the quickest way for people to make connection. Visual storytelling is gradually become more important as... (Storytelling in the digital era.
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Defining gamification - what do people really think?

Defining gamification - what do people really think? | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
A crowd sourced definition of gamification (Defining gamification - what do people really think? http://t.co/WUDCPJaJ5e)
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Gorgeous & Fascinating: Behind the Scenes of The Grand Budapest Hotel. CGSociety

Gorgeous & Fascinating: Behind the Scenes of The Grand Budapest Hotel. CGSociety | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Take a look behind the Scenes with VFX Supervisor, Gabriel Sanchez
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Habitat launches on the 13th of May 2014

Habitat launches on the 13th of May 2014 | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

The Wildlife Conservation Society and the Rainforest Alliance on the 13th of May will launch an environmental app called Habitat the Game. The free app is available on iOS, Android and tablet devices...

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Why Sci-Fi Keeps Imagining the Subjugation of White People

Why Sci-Fi Keeps Imagining the Subjugation of White People | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
As much as the genre imagines the future, it also remixes the past—often by envisioning Western-style imperialism visited on the Western world.


"Science-fiction "contemplates possible futures." So says a new Smithsonianarticle, and it doesn't seem like a particularly controversial thesis. As the piece says, sci-fi tries to think about what’s to come for civilization. "The future is a safe, sterile laboratory for trying out ideas in," as Ursula K. Le Guin says.


But it's worth remembering that in sci-fi, the future actually isn't safe or sterile at all. On the contrary, with its alien invasions, evil empires, authoritarian dystopia, and new lands discovered and pacified, the genre can look as much like the past as the future. In particular, sci-fi is often obsessed with colonialism and imperial adventure, the kind that made the British Empire an empire and that still sustains America’s might worldwide..."

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'Sherlock' One-Off Special Episode May Air Before Season 4

'Sherlock' One-Off Special Episode May Air Before Season 4 | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Martin Freeman reveals creator Mark Gatiss has plans to create a one-off special episode of 'Sherlock' to air sometime before season 4 in 2016.
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Exclusive: Indiegogo Releases Free Handbook for Filmmakers on How to Crowdfund

Exclusive: Indiegogo Releases Free Handbook for Filmmakers on How to Crowdfund | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Indiegogo has released the Indiegogo Film Handbook which provides tips for filmmakers on how to crowdfund their next project. We've got an exclusive excerpt.
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Having caught Slava Rubin's talk on Indiegogo's insights based on data analysis of campaigns - this is a fantastic share

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NBCU's Fandango Adds Twitter Ticketing, Buys Movieclips from YouTube Developer Zefr

NBCU's Fandango Adds Twitter Ticketing, Buys Movieclips from YouTube Developer Zefr | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Fandango, the movie-ticketing and info site owned by NBCUniversal, launched a new program to sell movie tickets via Twitter in movie-related tweets, and also announced the acquisition of the Moviec...
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State of Syn: Singularity Trailer - Google Glass App - YouTube

State of Syn: Singularity is an adrenaline pumping hybrid story/action-puzzle game that propels the user into the heart of the action as a powerful hacker fi... (Here's the State of Syn, Google Glass App.
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Conductar App Installation At Moogfest Is A Window Into Another Reality - iQ by Intel

Conductar App Installation At Moogfest Is A Window Into Another Reality - iQ by Intel | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Imagine a world of mesmerizing video game-like visuals mapped onto a real cityscape's dimensions, all soundtracked by evolving electronic textures. It's ne (Not just a virtual reality game: an alternate reality game.
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designs on aging collection by IDEO - designboom | architecture & design magazine

designs on aging collection by IDEO - designboom | architecture & design magazine | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
designs on aging is the sixth edition of the award-winning design innovation platform from IDEO that advances global discussion in the creative community. (RT @v1ctoria: Is this the future of our everyday?
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StoryCode April 2014 Immersive Media Dispatch

StoryCode April 2014 Immersive Media Dispatch | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
RT @aprilarrg: Catching up with @storycodeorg #Immersive Media Dispatch: April 2014 http://t.co/I5yUV6l1Wf #transmedia
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A wave of social media tools help users share stories about the places they love - San Jose Mercury News

A wave of social media tools help users share stories about the places they love - San Jose Mercury News | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
A wave of social media tools help users share stories about the places they love San Jose Mercury News From wildly popular Instagrammers like the photographer behind Humans of New York, to globe-trotters leaving digital travel notes on the...
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TFI Interactive 2014 (with images, tweets) · TribecaFilmIns

TFI Interactive (#TFIi) assembles the brightest thinkers and innovators from the worlds of film, media, gaming, technology and society to explore storytelling in the digital age through an all-day forum.
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Cellphones ignite a 'reading revolution' in poor countries

Cellphones ignite a 'reading revolution' in poor countries | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

"Illiteracy isn't a major issue for much of the Western world, but it remains endemic in many developing countries, where incomes are low and books are scarce. That may be changing, though, thanks to the spread of mobile technologies that have made books more accessible than ever before — something that UNESCO, in a new report, describes as a veritable "reading revolution."

The report, released today, examines the reading habits of nearly 5,000 mobile-phone users in seven countries — Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Kenya, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Zimbabwe — where the average illiteracy rate among children is 20 percent, and 34 percent among adults. (The US, by comparison, has an adult illiteracy rate of around three percent.) UNESCO describes the survey as the largest ever undertaken on mobile reading in the developing world, and its results are encouraging: people are reading more, they're reading to their children, and they're hungry for more content...."

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Dr. Pamela Rutledge's curator insight, April 26, 2014 8:13 PM

People spend so much time worrying about the negative impact of mobile technologies, that it's easy to forget the potential they hold.  According to the UNESCO study, mobile phones are the most promising pathway to combatting literacy precisely because so many people have them.  Over 6 billion of the world's  7 billion people have access to mobile phones.  (To put that in perspective, only about 4.5 billion have toilets).  21st century libraries are mobile.  


A San Francisco-based organization called  Worldreader delivers Kindles to under-equipped classrooms, and offers an app that lets users select from more than 6,000 e-books (most are free) on low-end feature phones.


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"A key conclusion from this study is that mobile devices can help people develop, sustain and enhance their literacy skills," lead author Mark West, of UNESCO, said in a statement. "This is important because literacy opens the door to life-changing opportunities and benefits."

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Clicking on the real: telling stories and engaging audiences through interactive documentaries.

Clicking on the real: telling stories and engaging audiences through interactive documentaries. | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

"An interesting thing about contemporary media is just how much of it is factual. From journalism to social media, YouTube to reality TV we are surrounded by media that claims to be true. Often this content has a definite agenda; it wants to persuade us, make us click, join in and pass it on. How can we understand our changing relationship to factual media? And why is documentary scholarship well placed to help us do so? Kate Nash explores new interactive dimensions to documentary that may encourage wider engagement."

 

 


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mirmilla's curator insight, April 15, 2014 10:35 AM

Very interesting article. Would have liked to read more.

Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose)'s curator insight, April 27, 2014 12:41 AM

I'm a little partial to this documentary game as it's produced by Canada's National Film Board (NFB).  The NFB has been recognized as a world leader in transmedia and interactive media.  I grew up watching their films, and love to see themselves reinventing themselves to stay in the game.


I'm looking forward to digging deeper into Fort McMoney.  The format has been described as - where film marries video game.  I'm curious to see if it will impact my feelings about the place.

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The Pro-Gay Message Hidden In Every Disney Film

The Pro-Gay Message Hidden In Every Disney Film | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
By preaching acceptance and questioning gender, the company's kids films offer a queer-studies crash course.
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really interesting argument as to Disney Studio's queer sensibility:


"Even classic Disney films featured these archetypes. Initially mocked by his peers, Dumbo (Dumbo“comes out” and waves his freak flag after hallucinating pink elephants and learning to fly. Pinocchio (Pinocchio) reflects queer anxiety since he doesn’t know how to act like “a real boy,” and he thinks performing masculinity through smoking, cursing, and misbehaving will earn his father’s love.


Then there’s the fact that Disney protagonists often reject traditional marriage partners. Ariel wants to marry a human against her father’s wishes, Belle rejects Gaston’s proposal in front of the whole town, Jasmine refuses to marry the sultan’s suitors, Pocahontas refuses to marry a tribal warrior, and Mulan rejects conventional matchmaking. In this way, even though Disney films usually offer a traditional happy ending with a heterosexual marriage, the journey always involves rejecting parental and societal expectations, and exercising a “freedom to marry whomever you love” spirit that is endemic to gay rights...."

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COME/IN/DOC – A new way to understand interactive documentaries | Open Documentary Lab at MIT

COME/IN/DOC – A new way to understand interactive documentaries | Open Documentary Lab at MIT | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

The project COME/IN/DOC, an audiovisual, interactive, and educational project fruit of six years of research, was selected to form a part of the most prestigious database of interactive documentaries in the world: IDFA DocLab online database of interactive documentary storytelling. The database was exhibited throughout the festival, from 20 November to 1 December 2013....

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very interesting project - research & tools!

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Angela Antle's curator insight, April 25, 2014 4:06 PM

How documentaries are evolving. 

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‘Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Daniel H Wilson's ‘Robopocalypse’ May Be Moving Forward Again

‘Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Daniel H Wilson's ‘Robopocalypse’ May Be Moving Forward Again | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
There are a few projects being eyed by Steven Spielberg right, but his delayed sci-fi blockbuster 'Robopocalypse' may be the next he directs.
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Simon Staffans: Seven hands-on transmedia tips

Simon Staffans: Seven hands-on transmedia tips | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

"I’ve been approached to hold workshops a a couple of universities in the past week, and I’ve had to quite radically change my approach to suit the needs of students who are right now working on their very first cross media (or perhaps even transmedia) projects. One slide I felt I had to put in the initial presentation was a very much hands-on guide to seven things worth checking off the development list, no matter what kind of project you’re working on. And, as I believe fully in the power of sharing, I thought some of my readers might have use for these points as well – as a checklist if nothing more. Here are the seven points:


  1. Create your story world, your characters, your rules

This doesn’t necessarily have to be a fictional world although it, of course,can be. Even if you’re working on a documentary or an app, or just about anything else, the creation of the story world around that content will help you immensely when it comes to laying a steady foundation for whatever it is that you’re trying to create. Even if the characters are real people in a real life situation, describing them in your project, describing their traits and wants and needs and motivations will help you keep their voice and their output constant across all media and across all stories...."

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How Yellowberry Is Changing The Bra Industry For Young Girls

How Yellowberry Is Changing The Bra Industry For Young Girls | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
High-school student Megan Grassell couldn't find cute, age-appropriate bras for her younger sister, so she made her own. Now her company Yellowberry...
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Deep Creek Digital takes business of storytelling to new level

Deep Creek Digital takes business of storytelling to new level | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
KEVIN Wright has spent his whole career in “the business of storytelling” and feels his latest endeavour keeps with that trend. (Kevin Wright a former member of Auckland ICT before he departed for Australia earlier this year is featured in...
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Feast Your Eyes On These Infinitely Looping Flipbooks

Every kid loves a flipbook. Its magic, at first sight, the way flipbooks bring sketches to life one frame at a time. But, horribly, flipbooks might...
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