Transmedia 4 Kids: Creating Content For Children
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Exploring the intersection of Children's Publishing (books, toys, apps, games), Maker Education (#steam) & Transmedia Storytelling
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Critical-Gaming Network - Blog - DW: Prerequisites

Great collection of articles on game design.
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Games for Change Festival 2011: Nick Fortugno/Zen and the Art of Serious Play

Nick Fortugno of Playmatics and the Come Out & Play Festival talks about the zen and art of serious play and one of the world's first "serious games" - basketball.
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TH2 Panel 1: “Come Out 2 Play”

Panel 1: “Come Out 2 Play”: Designing Virtual Worlds--From Screens to Theme Parks and Beyond Moderator: Denise Mann Panelists: • Scott Bukatan, Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies, Stanford University (Matters of Gravity: Special...


Interesting modification of immersive experience (increased personalization) with "story points" via flash mobs etc
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Mind Candy boss explains Moshi Monsters mobile strategy | Mobile Industry | Mobile Entertainment

Mind Candy boss explains Moshi Monsters mobile strategy | Mobile Industry | Mobile Entertainment | Transmedia 4 Kids: Creating Content For Children | Scoop.it
Michael Acton Smith admits that the online game for kids was late to the party, but has big plans.
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Serious Games: Changing the World with Transmedia | International Documentary Association

Serious Games: Changing the World with Transmedia | International Documentary Association | Transmedia 4 Kids: Creating Content For Children | Scoop.it
Serious Games: Changing the World with Transmedia...Can games be used to change an unsatisfying reality?
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Transmedia Talk 27: Socks, Incorporated « Culture Hacker

Transmedia Talk 27: Socks, Incorporated « Culture Hacker | Transmedia 4 Kids: Creating Content For Children | Scoop.it
Jim Babb of Awkward Hug joins us to talk about his new game Socks, Incorporated.
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Interview with Skot Leach of “Lost Zombies” | Shared Story Worlds

Interview with Skot Leach of “Lost Zombies” | Shared Story Worlds | Transmedia 4 Kids: Creating Content For Children | Scoop.it
In this interview, Skot Leach from Lost Zombies shares past lessons and future plans for this shared world of zombies, including the upcoming community-gen...
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HacKid — The HacKid Conference

HacKid is a new kind of conference focused on providing an interactive, hands-on experience for the entire family — kids aged 5-17 & their parents — in order to raise awareness, excitement and understanding of technology, gaming, mathematics, safety, privacy, networking, security and engineering and their impact on society and culture.
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Trickster Topia - There will be a workroom for kids to participate... |

Trickster Topia - There will be a workroom for kids to participate... | | Transmedia 4 Kids: Creating Content For Children | Scoop.it
“There will be a workroom for kids to participate in hacking activities anytime throughout the two days, including a Codebreaking Museum, a Makerbot and the Hardware Hacking Station.
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The Children's Media Conference, Broadcast Blog - How to Pitch Transmedia

The Children's Media Conference, Broadcast Blog - How to Pitch Transmedia | Transmedia 4 Kids: Creating Content For Children | Scoop.it
So you have the most amazing transmedia project and a meeting with a potential financier – how do you pitch it?
The truth is you don’t. There are no transmedia commissioners (in my opinion, yet).
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Plick Turns Everyday Objects Into Programmable Toys - PSFK

Plick Turns Everyday Objects Into Programmable Toys - PSFK | Transmedia 4 Kids: Creating Content For Children | Scoop.it
Gabriel Paciornik's project is both an engaging and creative way of exploring interactivity in everyday objects.
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Critical-Gaming Network - Blog - Story Design - Story Telling pt.1

The following is a universal system to break down and compare all types of stories. While I've come up with some revolutionary and radical game design theories in the past, I believe tackling story design will be much simpler. Our intuitions about the craft of storytelling should go a long way here. So, be patient if it all seems somewhat obvious
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StoryWorld Conference + Expo | Transmedia Storytelling

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The leading Transmedia Storytelling conference for publishers, film makers, and the media industry as a whole...

Free download available here for the June 29th Transmedia Storytelling webcast
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TH2 Panel 2: "We're Looking for Characters"

Panel 2: We're Looking for Characters: Designing Personalities Who Play Across Platforms Moderator: Henry Jenkins Panelists: • Francesca Coppa, Director of Film Studies and Associate Professor of English, Muhlenberg College; Member of the Board of...
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Pixar’s Ex-Designer Creates Stunning Interactive Book for iPad. Blurs Lines Between Reading, Film, and Video Games | Singularity Hub

Pixar’s Ex-Designer Creates Stunning Interactive Book for iPad. Blurs Lines Between Reading, Film, and Video Games | Singularity Hub | Transmedia 4 Kids: Creating Content For Children | Scoop.it
Stunning Interactive Book for iPad.Blurs Lines Between Reading, Film, and Video Games
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Transmedia Storytelling: Neuroscience Meets Ancient Practices | Psychology Today

Transmedia Storytelling: Neuroscience Meets Ancient Practices | Psychology Today | Transmedia 4 Kids: Creating Content For Children | Scoop.it
Stories rewire communication for a transmedia world By Pamela Brown Rutledge, Ph.D., M.B.A....

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Getting Meta: Digital Literacy Is As Much About Context and History As Skills | Spotlight on Digital Media and Learning

Getting Meta: Digital Literacy Is As Much About Context and History As Skills | Spotlight on Digital Media and Learning | Transmedia 4 Kids: Creating Content For Children | Scoop.it
Spotlight covers the intersections of technology and education, going behind the research to show how digital media is used in and out of classrooms to expand learning.
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NEW BREED - A Conversation on Transmedia - Part 1

A Conversation on Transmedia with Henry Jenkins and Lance Weiler http://workbookproject.com...

"If it doesn't spread it's dead."-Henry Jenkins
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Gomez runs to Valiant's transmedia - Entertainment News, Film News, Media - Variety

Gomez runs to Valiant's transmedia - Entertainment News, Film News, Media - Variety | Transmedia 4 Kids: Creating Content For Children | Scoop.it
Starlight Runner Entertainment topper Jeff Gomez has come aboard as a "transmedia producer" for Valiant Entertainment's efforts to build up its superhero characters across films, vidgames and other digital formats.
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DefCon Kids, A Hacker Conference For Kids Aged 8-16

DefCon Kids, A Hacker Conference For Kids Aged 8-16 | Transmedia 4 Kids: Creating Content For Children | Scoop.it
The 1st annual DefCon Kids, a hacker conference for kids aged 8-16, takes place August 6-7 at Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The event is part of DefCon 19, the largest hacker gathering in the world.
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Hanging Out, Messing Around, and Geeking Out - The MIT Press

Hanging Out, Messing Around, and Geeking Out - The MIT Press | Transmedia 4 Kids: Creating Content For Children | Scoop.it
An examination of young people's everyday new media practices—including video-game playing, text-messaging, digital media production, and social media use.

MIT/download free PDF version here
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