Transmedia and Te...
Follow
Find
5.1K views | +0 today
 
Rescooped by Karen B Wehner from Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age
onto Transmedia and Tech Junior
Scoop.it!

Video Games: 14 in the [MoMA] Collection, for Starters

Video Games: 14 in the [MoMA] Collection, for Starters | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it

Are video games art? They sure are, but they are also design, and a design approach is what we chose for this new foray into this universe. The games are selected as outstanding examples of interaction design—a field that MoMA has already explored and collected extensively, and one of the most important and oft-discussed expressions of contemporary design creativity.


Via The Digital Rocking Chair
more...
The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, November 30, 2012 11:04 PM

And, for the counter argument, you might like to check out Jonathan Jones' blog post: Sorry MoMA, video games are not art over at The Guardian.

Transmedia and Tech Junior
Interactive entertainment and enlightenment for kids and the young-at-heart.
Curated by Karen B Wehner
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Karen B Wehner
Scoop.it!

Nick Stars Head to iStoryTime | License! Global

Nick Stars Head to iStoryTime | License! Global | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it
The iStoryTime digital book library, powered by Cupcake Digital, will now include titles from Nickelodeon featuring characters from the shows such as “SpongeBob SquarePants” and “Dora the Explorer.”
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Karen B Wehner
Scoop.it!

Google Is Planning to Offer Accounts to Kids Under 13

Google Is Planning to Offer Accounts to Kids Under 13 | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it
Google plans to offer accounts to children under 13 years old for the first time, a move that will take the world’s largest Internet search provider into a controversial and operationally complex new market.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Karen B Wehner
Scoop.it!

Club Penguin gets Frozen

Club Penguin gets Frozen | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it
Disney is continuing to expand its interactive mobile biz by bringing the hit property Frozen to the virtual world.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Karen B Wehner
Scoop.it!

4 Things Game Designers Can Learn from Classroom Teachers

4 Things Game Designers Can Learn from Classroom Teachers | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it
Whether or not you are interested in making games specifically for the classroom, spending some time with teachers can teach you plenty about how to be a better game designer. Here's some of what I picked up in just two short days talking with teachers at the annual Games in Education conference.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Karen B Wehner
Scoop.it!

YouTube and Vine Stars Win Big for #TeamInternet at Teen Choice Awards

YouTube and Vine Stars Win Big for #TeamInternet at Teen Choice Awards | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it
Internet personalities Tyler Oakley, Bethany Mota, Shawn Mendes and Cameron Dallas won at the Teen Choice Awards, but voting drama caused some controversy.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Karen B Wehner
Scoop.it!

Crafting up kids content: Amazon debuts Annedroids

Crafting up kids content: Amazon debuts Annedroids | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it
Bicycle-adorned carousels, high-tech hammocks and a junkyard full of materials just waiting to be turned into quirky inventions. These are just some of the features Kidscreen encountered while visiting the set of Annedroids, the latest original kids series produced for Amazon's Prime video streaming service.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Karen B Wehner
Scoop.it!

$200 Million and Rising: Hollywood Struggles With Soaring Marketing Costs

$200 Million and Rising: Hollywood Struggles With Soaring Marketing Costs | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it
This article first appeared in the Aug. 8 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.
In only a few weeks, Paramount's Transformers: Age of Extin...
Karen B Wehner's insight:

I certainly hope it's ''the single most discussed and debated issue in Hollywood'' - it's a new Cold War of competitive spending.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Karen B Wehner
Scoop.it!

Gruffalo jumps into SVOD with Hopster

Gruffalo jumps into SVOD with Hopster | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it
It's the week of the little guys taking on SVOD giants. While PlayKids readies for battle with its 2.0 release and new kids shows, the UK-based preschool learning and TV app Hopster is also encroaching on Netflix territory.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Karen B Wehner
Scoop.it!

Study: more people playing video games on phones

Study: more people playing video games on phones | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it
A new study from the NPD Group suggests that using phones to play video games is becoming more popular - it's a trend that's causing a shift in the US gamer landscape.
Karen B Wehner's insight:

No surprise here, but of note: increased mobile play is not at the expense of other platforms, as gamers on average are spending more time each week playing games.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Karen B Wehner
Scoop.it!

BBC Worldwide Releases Doctor Who E-book | License! Global

BBC Worldwide Releases Doctor Who E-book | License! Global | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it
BBC Worldwide has released an interactive e-book with an extensive history of one of the Doctor Who’s most famous foes.
Karen B Wehner's insight:

Cool!!!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Karen B Wehner
Scoop.it!

8 Creative Storytelling Methods

8 Creative Storytelling Methods | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it
Is paperback passé? Today storytellers are deconstructing books and getting innovative -- both online and offline.
Karen B Wehner's insight:

What some enterprising storytelling folks are up to, aided by short-form media such as social apps Vine, Tapestry, and Maptia, not to mention good old film (just shorter than usual.)

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Karen B Wehner
Scoop.it!

Harry Potter makes first appearance for seven years as he turns 34

Harry Potter makes first appearance for seven years as he turns 34 | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it
JK Rowling, writing as gossip columnist 'Rita Skeeter' for the Pottermore site, exposes his first grey hairs and Ron Weasley's now-thinning thatch
Karen B Wehner's insight:

It's about time Harry and Co got a few greys.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Karen B Wehner
Scoop.it!

Here's When 3D Movies Work, When They Don't, And What The Future Holds

Here's When 3D Movies Work, When They Don't, And What The Future Holds | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it
They can be really good or really bad.
Karen B Wehner's insight:

Not a fan, personally. Maybe because I always seem to get scratched glasses. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Karen B Wehner
Scoop.it!

Betty Boop Heads to the Big Screen | License! Global

Betty Boop Heads to the Big Screen | License! Global | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it
Animal Logic Entertainment and Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment will develop and produce the first-ever feature-length film starring iconic character Betty Boop.
Karen B Wehner's insight:

Can't help but wonder how this will resonate with the younger set...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Karen B Wehner
Scoop.it!

H&M dresses up Adventure Time

H&M dresses up Adventure Time | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it
Cartoon Network collaborates with the fashion retailer for an exclusive range of t-shirts available worldwide.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Karen B Wehner
Scoop.it!

Mobile’s “One Game Wonder” Problem | TechCrunch

Mobile’s “One Game Wonder” Problem | TechCrunch | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it
Mobile gaming is a massive success, but it's notable how many big game makers struggle to convert their successes into longer term franchises or other..
Karen B Wehner's insight:

Have to say that I can really relate to the quicksand analogy.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Karen B Wehner
Scoop.it!

Nintendo Asked to Name ‘Zelda’ Character After Robin Williams

Nintendo Asked to Name ‘Zelda’ Character After Robin Williams | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it
Nintendo says it has heard the fans who want a character in "Legend of Zelda" to be named after Robin Williams, although the company didn't commit to doing so.
Karen B Wehner's insight:

Oh, love.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Karen B Wehner
Scoop.it!

Frozen sequel to come in the form of book series

Frozen sequel to come in the form of book series | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it
Get ready for the Frozen sequel.
Karen B Wehner's insight:

Quelle surprise!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Karen B Wehner
Scoop.it!

'Lost' Dr Seuss tales to go on sale

'Lost' Dr Seuss tales to go on sale | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it
Karen B Wehner's insight:

Yay! Four ''obscure'' Dr Seuss stories to come to light again, 60 years after appearing in a monthly print magazine.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Karen B Wehner
Scoop.it!

Springboard or crisis? The “talent show experience”

Springboard or crisis? The “talent show experience” | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it
"It was an experience that I never want to repeat. It was depressing, sad. I'm 16 years old, and I'm not yet able to cope with things like that. I thought the way you treated me was mean. I thought it was horrible the way you lied to me in front of the camera, and made me cry." - Andrea (16), former "Popstars" (Germany) contestant
Karen B Wehner's insight:

Cautionary tale for pushy parents and precocious young performers alike. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Karen B Wehner
Scoop.it!

Six animated series amp up DramaFever Kids

Six animated series amp up DramaFever Kids | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it
The head of marketing at DramaFever talks expansion and curating content for the international video service's new kids vertical.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Karen B Wehner
Scoop.it!

The Struggles and Realities of Student-Driven Learning and BYOD

The Struggles and Realities of Student-Driven Learning and BYOD | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it
The promise of technology in the classroom has long been equal access to resources on the internet, but a digital divide still exists largely because of the other issues poverty raises in schools.
Karen B Wehner's insight:

We've certainly got a ways to go when it comes to crossing the digital divide in schools: "'Students in low-income schools are getting short-changed when it comes to using technology.''

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Karen B Wehner
Scoop.it!

Sharknado Builds Trans-Media Storm | License! Global

Sharknado Builds Trans-Media Storm | License! Global | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it
Following the launch of Sharknado-branded merchandise, Syfy and The Asylum are planning two new brand extensions for the pop culture sensation–a mobile game and book.
Karen B Wehner's insight:

Ugh.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Karen B Wehner
Scoop.it!

Book List: The Best of Transmedia & Alternate Format Storytelling

Book List: The Best of Transmedia & Alternate Format Storytelling | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it
Books are amazing in the way that they can create a whole world using nothing but words. That being said, there is also something to be said for transmedia storytelling. Transmedia storytelling is ...
Karen B Wehner's insight:

A little list of winning youth transmedia reads - from the horse's mouth, so to speak. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Karen B Wehner
Scoop.it!

Disney selects kids tech startups for Accelerator program

Disney selects kids tech startups for Accelerator program | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it
ChoreMaster, Codarica, Sphero and Ubooly are among the kid-focused tech companies selected to take part in Disney's new 15-week mentorship program
more...
No comment yet.