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Transmedia Landscapes
A look at transmedia, interactive, augmented reality, design, UX, UI, ARG, video games and social platforms in the new age of storytelling
Curated by Justin Nalepa
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Tribeca Hacks : Creating Interactive Stories with Zeega

Tribeca Hacks <Cambridge>: Creating Interactive Stories with Zeega | Transmedia Landscapes | Scoop.it

Our first Tribeca Hacks event took place in the Zeega headquarters in Cambridge, MA this past Saturday.  

We had fifteen projects participating, ready to experiment with the cloud-based HTML5 platform. We had conducted a couple of Google Hangouts with everyone in advance to make sure all their assets were uploaded and they were ready to create their Zeega stories on the day. Ahmed Kabil from Zeega also took time to Skype with each participant individually to make sure they felt prepared and to answer any questions about the Zeega platform.

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Also definitely worth checking out are the projects that emerged from this event:

http://zeegablog.tumblr.com/tribecahacks

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My open source cure for brain cancer

My open source cure for brain cancer | Transmedia Landscapes | Scoop.it
When Salvatore Iaconesi was diagnosed with brain cancer, he put his medical records online and invited the world to help find a cure.
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8 questions about open source cancer treatment

 

http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/26/opinion/iaconesi-questions/index.html

 

via @CNN

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Transmedia 101′s 2012 Year End Special | Transmedia 101

Transmedia 101′s 2012 Year End Special | Transmedia 101 | Transmedia Landscapes | Scoop.it

Here at Transmedia 101 we have decided to jump on the End of Year Top Ten bandwagon by announcing our Top Ten Events of 2012.

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Peter Espersen at TEDx Transmedia 2012 - 'The New Campfires of Community'

Peter Espersen is the Head of Online Communities for The LEGO Group focusing on the 13+ age group. He spearheads online community and social media to engage teen and adult fans of LEGO, and works closely with a wide range of business units across the company.

At TEDx Transmedia, Peter talked about how brands and businesses must adapt to new technologies and forms of communication to continue to engage fans and customers.
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Band as a brand

How transmedia storytelling might be applied to developing a music artist. Audio for this presentation is on the Transmedia Podcast http://transmedia.podomatic.

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MediaEntity - Transmedia Comic Series

MediaEntity - Transmedia Comic Series | Transmedia Landscapes | Scoop.it
Transmedia Comic Series - Are you willing to give up your identity?

A FULLY PARTICIPATORY TRANSMEDIA PROJECT

Beyond the comic, several add-ons allow the audience to continue to explore the world of MEDIAENTITY, and take part in it.

The idea is to bring together different communities of readers and gamers so that they feed each other around a common open source fiction. If you want to bring a dish and contribute to the feast of MEDIAENTITY's world, you'll soon be able to download our How to document and start creating characters and plots 100% compatible, whatever medium you choose.
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Love the art and look of this comic series. Interesting concept and love the idea of making it completely open source. Crowdfunding for the first season starts in January 2013. 

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Jeni Mawter's curator insight, December 19, 2012 7:54 PM

Comics are the perfect platform for transmedia storytelling!

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Purposeful Storytelling: How Designing With, Instead of For, Promotes Understanding

Purposeful Storytelling: How Designing With, Instead of For, Promotes Understanding | Transmedia Landscapes | Scoop.it
Lance Weiler - "My theory is that storytelling in the 21st century has an opportunity to be transformative in a way that enables those formerly known as the audience to become collaborators. Thanks to the democratization of tools to create and distribute media, the formerly top-down entertainment industry is now bubbling up with new stories and business models. So at Columbia, we are working to build a Story Design lab that mixes narrative design, game mechanics, and design science to tackle social problems."
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The StoryCode Ten: Questions for Christopher Sandberg

The StoryCode Ten: Questions for Christopher Sandberg | Transmedia Landscapes | Scoop.it
The StoryCode Ten is a short-form quarterly interview series that examines how leading cross-platform and immersive media storytellers around the globe are defining the medium.

Christopher Sandberg
Chief Creative Officer, Founder
The company P

Interview by Hal Siegel
Justin Nalepa's insight:

I recently saw Christopher Sandberg at the nextMEDIA conference in Toronto. He was part of a panel on The Role of the Modern Day Storyteller. He had some great things to say about the subject. Here's a quote from him that I thought had some great resonance:

 

"Digital media isn't about digital or media, it's about the affordances of them." 

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Crowdsourcing Is Booming In Asia | TechCrunch

Crowdsourcing Is Booming In Asia | TechCrunch | Transmedia Landscapes | Scoop.it

When most people think of crowdsourcing, they think of websites like iStockphoto, Mechanical Turk, Threadless, or Wikipedia. Others might think of Greenpeace crowdsourcing Shell Oil ad ideas or Marissa Mayer crowdsourcing her baby’s name. Some might even think of Lil Wayne’s crowdsourced collaboration with Mountain Dew (“DEWeezy”). But not many people think of Asia. The truth is, crowdsourcing in Asia is secretly booming, and Asia has quietly assumed a leadership role in the space.

 
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Library | Merging Media

Library | Merging Media | Transmedia Landscapes | Scoop.it

The Merging+Media Library is an archive of select videos and media that has been collated from our Merging Media Conference + Seminar activities.

 

This site has been made possible with support from the Canadian Media Producers’ Association-BC and Merging Media Productions Inc. and the speakers and panelists who have given permission for their material to be shared. It has been designed as an important tool for content creators, media business executives, students, academics as well as funders and agencies that work within the dynamic and ever evolving multi-screened environment

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Polar Mobile Launches MediaEverywhere Hybrid Mobile Cross-Publishing Platform

Polar Mobile Launches MediaEverywhere Hybrid Mobile Cross-Publishing Platform | Transmedia Landscapes | Scoop.it
Polar Mobile, a pioneer in creating publishing apps for top media brands back when the move from print and web to mobile was still a novel concept, today opened up the next stage in its content delivery strategy for publishers everywhere.
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In Twitter, An Emerging Creative Medium For The Digital Age

In Twitter, An Emerging Creative Medium For The Digital Age | Transmedia Landscapes | Scoop.it

In May, the New Yorker fiction department's Twitter account published the story during 10 one-hour nightly installments of tweets. Instead of using the platform to discuss a television program, a speech, or a news event occurring elsewhere, users tuned into something occurring on the platform itself. Twitter became not a second screen, but a first screen.

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NYC's Mayor Challenges Designers, Hardware Hackers, And Policy Buffs To Reinvent The Humble Payphone | TechCrunch

NYC's Mayor Challenges Designers, Hardware Hackers, And Policy Buffs To Reinvent The Humble Payphone | TechCrunch | Transmedia Landscapes | Scoop.it
With cell phones as ubiquitous as they are (a recent report from the Pew Research Center purports that around 85% of American adults have one), it seems safe to say that the age of the pay phone is winding down.

 

That said, they haven’t outlived their usefulness yet, and now New York City seems dead set on dragging them into the 21st century. That’s why earlier tonight mayor Michael Bloomberg issued a curious challenge to the city’s numerous hackers and designers. Their task? To give those payphones a much-needed revamping.

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10 Best and Most Memorable Projects of 2012

10 Best and Most Memorable Projects of 2012 | Transmedia Landscapes | Scoop.it

It’s that time of the year when we slowly begin wrapping up the 2012. Before we say goodbye, take a short but well deserved break, lets take a quick moment to look back at some of the best and most memorable projects of 2012.

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Five tips for transmedia storytelling | IJNet

Five tips for transmedia storytelling | IJNet | Transmedia Landscapes | Scoop.it

With readers juggling their tablets, mobile phones, laptops and more as they consume the news, journalists have an opportunity to create a new kind of story.

 

Transmedia storytelling means dividing chunks of a story across multiple platforms to form one cohesive narrative. Transmedia stories often have audience engagement as a key goal.

 

Creating an online component to your documentary film, hosting a live event to complement a recent profile on a needy cause and pairing an interactive website with your book release are ways of building audience engagement across platforms.

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A succinct article with some great examples.

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More Spreadable Media: Rethinking Transmedia Engagement

More Spreadable Media: Rethinking Transmedia Engagement | Transmedia Landscapes | Scoop.it
Let it spread, let it spread, let it spread.

By now, you know: Spreadable Media: Creating Value and Meaning in a Networked Culture is a new book, being released by New York University Press at the end of January 2013, written by myself, Sam Ford, and Joshua Green. Around the book will live thirty or so online essays written by colleagues, former students, and others who have been associated with the Futures of Entertainment Consortium through the years, which both engage with the content of the book, and are, in turn, taken up as part of the book’s core argument. We are hoping you will do your part to help spread these essays throughout your own social networks, and let the conversation start before the book even gets released to the world.

Today’s crop, the last before the new year, offers new perspectives on transmedia entertainment and more generally, on the issue of audience engagement, both central themes in the book, as those of you who regularly read this blog might imagine. For more information, check out the book’s home page.
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Futures of Entertainment: C3 White Papers and Research Memos

Futures of Entertainment: C3 White Papers and Research Memos | Transmedia Landscapes | Scoop.it
Origins of FoE: The Convergence Culture Consortium

The Futures of Entertainment community was launched from the Convergence Culture Consortium project through the Comparative Media Studies Program at MIT, a five-year initiative that produced original research and provided high-level consulting on the changing dynamics of the media industries/brands and their audiences.

This project was built around the launch of principal investigator Henry Jenkins' 2006 book Convergence Culture. It worked in conjunction with corporate partners Turner Broadcasting, MTV Networks, GSD&M Idea City, Petrobras, iG, Fidelity Investments, Yahoo!, NagraVision, and The Alchemists to explore the nature of fan communities, piracy, alternative forms of television distribution, media consumption patterns, gaming, branding, advertising, the nature of social connectivity and sharing online and various other issues.

The project produced a wide range of white papers, research memos, and other publications, aimed at examining these changes in the media industries, as well as a blog which has provided news, analysis, and thinking from Consortium researchers. This research is archived and remains publicly available through the FoE site.

The C3 project also invested its energy in coining the terms "transmedia storytelling" and "spreadable media" and deepening the discussion surrounding these issues. In the process of that five-year project, the Consortium launched the Futures of Entertainment event and built a network of consulting academics, interested practitioners and alumni around this core work who today act as FoE fellows.
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A great collection of C3 White Papers and Research Memos available in downloadable PDFs

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Destination Transmedia | What Is Your Story

Destination Transmedia | What Is Your Story | Transmedia Landscapes | Scoop.it
For many, Transmedia is still an unknown. In relation to tourism and hospitality even more so. In an effort to explain how Transmedia could be used for destination storytelling, I’ve created a small story told across many platforms using various media forms that call for your suspended disbelief and interaction with a virtual character in order to immerse yourself in her journey. Enjoy the trip!
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An easy to dive-in transmedia narrative for those looking to explore the concept. It's a great example to show how easy it can be to create a transmedia experience with a few tools and without a big budget.

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10 technologies that could revolutionize film

10 technologies that could revolutionize film | Transmedia Landscapes | Scoop.it
I have a suspicion that my friend Stéphane Jolicoeur (Senior Internet Applications Analyst at the NFB) lives in the future. Not that he time travels like Marty McFly (although I wouldn’t be surprised if he had a DeLorean DMC-12 hidden away somewhere…), but he spends most of his free time surfing computing, design and future tech websites like NOTCOT, Fastcodesign and TechCrunch, and sending me links about 3D printing and HTML 5.

A few days ago, I asked him what new technology and software he thought could revolutionize the world of film. Since then, he’s been sending me a few links everyday.
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Glitch, Fourth Wall, and Perplex City - Deus Ex Machinatio - Andrea Phillips

Glitch, Fourth Wall, and Perplex City - Deus Ex Machinatio - Andrea Phillips | Transmedia Landscapes | Scoop.it
Two companies doing work I admire have announced in the last few weeks that they're closing their doors on projects I love: Fourth Wall Studios, creator of Emmy-winning Dirty Work; and Tiny Speck, creator of quirky Flash MMO Glitch.

In neither case is the company itself shutting down. They're both conducting a pivot, as the Silicon Valley lingo goes. Fourth Wall will focus on developing its technology platform and get out of the business of original content. Tiny Speck will pursue chat technologies it developed... not games.

Neither company is continuing the work the founders meant to do when the company was formed. In both cases, nearly all of the staff have been let go.
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Andrea Phillips is the author of A Creator's Guide to Transmedia Storytelling. A great book and insight into becoming a transmedia storyteller/producer. Check it out here: http://deusexmachinatio.com/book

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Finding The Core Of A Story: How The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Are Evolving For a Multi-Platform World

Finding The Core Of A Story: How The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Are Evolving For a Multi-Platform World | Transmedia Landscapes | Scoop.it
What is the essence of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?Their descriptive name provides the basic biographical info, but, apart from Turtle Power, what are the heroes on a half shell really all about?
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Having been a fan of the original animated series, TMNT has had a lasting impact on my childhood. From comics, TV, video games, action figures and toys, to lunch boxes and bed sheets, the turtles were everywhere. We even played outside during school breaks as Ninja Turtles, making our own makeshift weapons of our favorite characters. I have pictures of being dressed as Leonardo for Halloween. Even today, its franchise stands just as popular, though it's taken on a few changes: different skin tones, heights and shells for each character, it's core message of sticking together to fight off evil and injustice remains the same. 

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Convergence Culture FA 2012: Transmedia Strategy: Yayoi Kusama for Louis Vuitton

Convergence Culture FA 2012: Transmedia Strategy: Yayoi Kusama for Louis Vuitton | Transmedia Landscapes | Scoop.it

Yayoi Kusama is a visual artist from Japan, Kusama's most popular work consists of a solid neon color or white background across open space paired with glob-like sculptures covered in dots creating the illusion of one-dimensionality and challenging a viewer's understanding of the given space. Recently, Kusama was tapped by Louis Vuitton to create a collection of handbags, and clothing featuring her signature polka dots and avant-garde minimalist approach.

 

Louis Vuitton's Transmedia Approach:


As the ability to create media becomes more ubiquitous, retailers are starting to understand that their online presence and ability to promote that content via advertising is vastly more important than any exposure in a magazine. This is not to deny the fashion magazine of it's influence, but it's simply easier to promote content yourself. One well placed ad, or one well placed editorial, could become the catalyst for a disengaged consumer to experience a product launch, and even come to reinterpret a brand's image. Since fashion is constantly evolving to create trends in order to drive profit, brands like Louis Vuitton are rendered significant in their ability to consistently exert their influence while engaging the public in a unique way every six months.

 

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Skrillex Quest: a Browser Game Homage to Zelda, 8-Bit, and Skrillex | TransChordian

Skrillex Quest: a Browser Game Homage to Zelda, 8-Bit, and Skrillex | TransChordian | Transmedia Landscapes | Scoop.it

From indie rock to hip hop to electronic music, browser-based games are becoming increasingly common extensions for musicians. The element of interactivity, inherently missing in traditionally distributed music, is a major benefit. These games offer the ability to build an actual world for fans to explore that is both easily distributable and accessible.


The most recent and very high quality venture into this realm is Skrillex Quest, an homage to The Legend of Zelda series and the Nintendo Entertainment System set to the music and themes of Skrillex’s work.

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The Affordances of Digital Technology for Media History Research (Part One)

The Affordances of Digital Technology for Media History Research (Part One) | Transmedia Landscapes | Scoop.it

The Media History Digital Library (MHDL) digitizes out-of-copyright periodicals relating to the histories of film, broadcasting, and recorded sound and makes them widely available for public use. The project promotes media history scholarship, provides educational tools for classroom use, and advocates for greater engagement with the public domain. A non-profit initiative, the MHDL is supported by owners of materials who loan them for scanning, and donors who contribute funds to cover the cost of scanning.

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