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adventures in immersive storytelling technique with a NW twist
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Narrative Imagery: 5 conversations to have Before talking camera gear - Journal - mikejones.tv

Narrative Imagery: 5 conversations to have Before talking camera gear - Journal - mikejones.tv | Transmedia Seattle | Scoop.it

Take a long hard look at the photographs below from UK creatives The Wade Brothers. There is more cinematic narrative experience in these still photographs than most any dozen short and feature films you will see in recent years..

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Transmedia is a Lie | Facebook

Transmedia is a Lie | Facebook | Transmedia Seattle | Scoop.it

Brian Clark wrote a note titled Transmedia is a Lie. Read the full text here.

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Your brain on fiction: we simulate action we read in narrative - Boing Boing

Your brain on fiction: we simulate action we read in narrative - Boing Boing | Transmedia Seattle | Scoop.it

Your brain on fiction: we simulate action we read in narrative
By Cory Doctorow at 3:03 am Thursday, Jan 29
A forthcoming journal article in Psychological Science reports on the research of scientists from the Dynamic Cognition Laboratory at Washington University in St. Louis into what brain activity takes place while we read narrative stories. The study concludes that our brains simulate the action in the story, echoing it as we read.
"Readers understand a story by simulating the events in the story world and updating their simulation when features of that world change." says lead author Speer, now a research associate with The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) Mental Health Program in Boulder, Colo.


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Shareaholic Launches Infographic Generator for Bloggers to Visualize Top Content

Shareaholic Launches Infographic Generator for Bloggers to Visualize Top Content | Transmedia Seattle | Scoop.it

This is a neat little addition to Shareholic’s publisher tools and certainly opens up their products to a wider audience.  

 

After playing around with the tool, which has a little bit of a HubSpot-esque feel – HubSpot has a plethora of tools like this for marketers – I can only imagine that we will start to see more of these consumer focused tools coming out of Shareaholic.

 

There is a huge opportunity to optimize social sharing across the web and these tools are just the beginning....

 

here is a screenshot of the kind of infographic that Top Posts generates: http://skit.ch/nnua

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Before The Swarm

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Atavist offers a new way of storytelling for mobile devices. 


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The Social Web: People Don't Share Facts, People Share Feelings | Kruse Control Inc.

The Social Web: People Don't Share Facts, People Share Feelings | Kruse Control Inc. | Transmedia Seattle | Scoop.it
There’s a major shift happening right now in the structure of the web. I’m seeing this shift initiated certainly by Social networks, and it’s a major change in how people spend their time on the Internet. They’re spending less time interacting with facts and more time communicating with people.

Paul Adams, the author of “Grouped”, who’s the Global Head of Brand Design at Facebook, says, “We’re moving away from a web that connects documents together to a web that connects people together. A person’s profile, which tells us the things they care about, and their connections, which tells us who they trust, will move with them as they move from website to website.”

This fundamental re-architecture of the web is going to affect almost all businesses, because almost all businesses revolve around people.There’s a major shift happening right now in the structure of the web. I’m seeing this shift initiated certainly by Social networks, and it’s a major change in how people spend their time on the Internet. They’re spending less time interacting with facts and more time communicating with people.

Paul Adams, the author of “Grouped”, who’s the Global Head of Brand Design at Facebook, says, “We’re moving away from a web that connects documents together to a web that connects people together. A person’s profile, which tells us the things they care about, and their connections, which tells us who they trust, will move with them as they move from website to website.”

This fundamental re-architecture of the web is going to affect almost all businesses, because almost all businesses revolve around people.


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Transmedia Turns Your Audience Into Co-Creators | Standing Dog Blog

Transmedia Turns Your Audience Into Co-Creators | Standing Dog Blog | Transmedia Seattle | Scoop.it

..How does transmedia redefine storytelling?

 

Instead of the traditional process of reading a story from one page to the next, the story is scattered across the various media platforms that are available to us. We have the ability to go from one emergent technology to the next and engage in multiple ways.

 

Transmedia goes beyond storytelling and allows us to participate in, as well as create the storyline as we evolve from reader to co-creator..

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7 WAYS TO DISRUPT YOUR INDUSTRY, AND THE TECH WARS OF 2012: APPLE, GOOGLE, AMAZON AND FACEBOOK FACEOFF - PBT Consulting

7 WAYS TO DISRUPT YOUR INDUSTRY, AND THE TECH WARS OF 2012: APPLE, GOOGLE, AMAZON AND FACEBOOK FACEOFF - PBT Consulting | Transmedia Seattle | Scoop.it

The Players in the Tech War of 2012 - Apple (Steve Jobs/Tim Cook), Facebook (Zuck), Google (Larry Page) and Amazon.com (Jeff Bezos)

Massive disruption is coming, and the only question is whether your firm is going to cause it or fall victim to it...

 

Best just pull over and disrupt yourself right now! 

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Project Examples - Transmedia Resources

A collection of resources for transmedia, transmedia storytelling and related topics...
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Top 10 Best Web Series - Top Ten List

Top 10 Best Web Series  - Top Ten List | Transmedia Seattle | Scoop.it

TV shows are great, but they're not allowed to take it too far, they're not allowed to swear badly or have insane plots, where as the internet does have shows like that, and this is a list about the top 10 greatest web series!

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Future Storyworlds: Presentation to ARGfest 2012 in Toronto

A look into the future when all entertainment is pervasive and storyworlds persistent. 

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Fountain | A markup language for screenwriting.

Fountain | A markup language for screenwriting. | Transmedia Seattle | Scoop.it

Rapid prototyping applied to screenwriting (tool #1)

Fountain is plain text markup language for screenwriting.

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Surreal World Seattle

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 Meet Webby: http://youtu.be/2XfvzdQOnmY

 

Curious about transmedia storytelling, joining the next Transmedia Seattle MeetUp!, why we love TransmediaSF, what it was like to be a part of the world premiere of Transmedia Jam?

Watch a project evolve in front of your eyes as intrepid members of Transmedia Seattle continue to iterate and fail forward on a project launched during Transmedia Jam 2012.  

This transmedia project originated with the idea of how best to tell the unlikely love story of a webcam named Webby, recently retired after 15 years of objectively recording endless interviews with contestants on a  'Real Life' - like TV reality show called Sureal World Seattle.  Now that she's been retired- she's has love or attitude to share.  Need some love, got some advice,  or attitude. I think you'll see Webby needs a little help from her friends. Come and get/give it! Robert Pratten weighed in.  How 'bout you? What are we doing wrong- and right? today. 

 

Our current aim is to make Surreal World Seattle a destination for all interested in how to Just Do It! with transmedia, or honest assessment from a spunky webcam in love...

 

I think you're gonna love Webby OR Mike...

 

Sparky...

 

Join Transmedia Seattle MeetUp!: http://www.meetup.com/Transmedia-Seattle/

About TransmediaSF: http://www.meetup.com/transmediaSF/

About Transmedia Jam!: http://transmediajam.com/index.html

 

Read this article:http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2012/06/28/andrea-phillips-the-terribleminds-interview/

Get this book:http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0071791523/

Why we love Conducttr: http://www.tstoryteller.com/ ; - easy... You want a platform manager or a partner? Conducttr is Robert.

 

Then just watch how we do it, ask when something is confusing, or tell us how you would do it better/differently. 

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Transmedia. It's not a brand. It's not a campaign. It's not fucking advertising! - Journal - mikejones.tv

Transmedia. It's not a brand. It's not a campaign. It's not fucking advertising! - Journal - mikejones.tv | Transmedia Seattle | Scoop.it

I could go on, but I shall refrain before my rant becomes incoherent. But my frustration with the transmedia discourse perhaps explains why the 5 Lies of Transmedia that Brian Clark wrote about not so long ago, spoke to me on a very deep level....

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The Psychology of Storytelling: 10 Proven Ways to Create Better Stories (and Why Stories Sell)

The Psychology of Storytelling: 10 Proven Ways to Create Better Stories (and Why Stories Sell) | Transmedia Seattle | Scoop.it
The #1 trait of a persuasive story is how “engaging” the story is.

There are a million writing blogs that will go on and on about how to craft amazing stories, but is any of that (potentially good) advice backed up by research? In fact, there is an additional study conducted by Green & Brock that addresses just what makes a story engaging. Here’s what they found:

 

Wow!! My entire review just disappeared! Well -- go read this great article anyway :)

 

Here is what to pay attention to: all the solid tips -- based on research -- on how to create better stories. They are great. Particularly modeling, irony, imagery, and going beyond the digital campfire. There's lots more to this article that what I have mentioned here.

 

So go read it. In the meantime, I'll chat with the Internet Powers That Be to hunt for the original review I wrote in whatever black hole it has found itself in! Ay yi yi ....

 

Karen Dietz, for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it ;


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New Transmedia Project Aims To Change Fiction

New Transmedia Project Aims To Change Fiction | Transmedia Seattle | Scoop.it
A new transmedia project called 'The Numinous Place' is trying to raise money on Kickstarter. It already has one famous backer: the actor Russell Crowe, who has apparently invested $25,000 in the project.
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Pixar story rules ('nother version)

Pixar story rules ('nother version) | Transmedia Seattle | Scoop.it
Pixar story artist Emma Coats has tweeted a series of “story basics” over the ...

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The Direction of Intention

Wholeness, power, and creativity are immediately available once we recognize that life is not happening to us, rather we are actively creating the story of our life.


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WHERE GOOD IDEAS COME FROM by Steven Johnson

Where do good ideas come from? 


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Booktrack: Soundtracks for Books

Booktrack: Soundtracks for Books | Transmedia Seattle | Scoop.it

"In the film versions of 'Pride and Prejudice' the music jumps and swells at all the right moments, heightening the tension and romance of that classic Jane Austen novel." NYT    Check out the video.

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10 Timeframes | Contents Magazine

10 Timeframes | Contents Magazine | Transmedia Seattle | Scoop.it

Content strategy , design and time...yours, theirs, ours...

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11 Most Intriguing Transmedia Projects of 2011

11 Most Intriguing Transmedia Projects of 2011 | Transmedia Seattle | Scoop.it

Taken together, they also provide a few best practices.

 

First, interface is king. Nothing kills an ambitious multiplatform effort faster than a clunky point of entry.

 

Second, the person-to-person connection is still the most important element of any production. As MoMA curator Paola Antonelli explained to producer Benjamin Walker in a recent interview featured in Roman Mars' 99% Invisible, when dealing with new technologies, the key is to focus not on human-machine interactions, but on human-human ones.

 

Finally, innovation is often a collaborative endeavor. Transmedia productions are more akin to the experience of filmmaking than to independent reporting — they rely upon and benefit from partnerships, not only with other makers but also, more and more commonly, with audience members.

So, here are 11 projects in 2011 demonstrating new modes of reporting, documentary, and public engagement that made me say, "Wow!" I hope that they'll motivate you too...

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Awesome New Webseries: Real Actors Read Yelp Reviews - Flavorwire

Awesome New Webseries: Real Actors Read Yelp Reviews - Flavorwire | Transmedia Seattle | Scoop.it

Not to go all web series crazy today, but we just stumbled upon another hilarious first episode of what will hopefully be a long and storied series: Real Actors Read Yelp Reviews. In episode #001 (ambitious!), Chris Kipiniak (of The Good Wife and Law & Order fame) dramatizes a one-star Yelp review of the Stratford Diner in Stratford, New Jersey — and boy is it hilarious.

 

According to the poster, “There will be one posted each week until Yelp shuts us down!” Well, we can only hope that the series runs long enough for us to see Alan Rickman get involved. Alan Rickman should always get involved with these types of operations...

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Elize Morgan - TV, Transmediation and Web Series: Conduct This: Why Transmedia Is Cool for Content Creators

Elize Morgan - TV, Transmediation and Web Series: Conduct This: Why Transmedia Is Cool for Content Creators | Transmedia Seattle | Scoop.it

At the amazing Argfest-O-Con (and at Transmedia 101) in Toronto, Robert Pratten was on hand to discuss their transmedia platform Conducttr:

 

Our tools will remove the technical hurdles that prevent creative people from delivering engaging, profitable experiences across multiple platforms. We aim to provide the LEGO building blocks of choice for cross-platform storytellers, internationally.

 

Conducttr is exciting for a couple of reasons - along with piles of new streaming technologies developing to get beyond youtube and to develop and further the ways in which content creators can work with and interact with their audiences.

Pratten is - beyond developing technology for creators - a fan of these platforms and stories. Pratten mentioned a few of his favourite ARGs - like Vancouver-developed CodeRunner...

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Writing Kit 3.1 · Unitasking at its finest

Writing Kit 3.1 · Unitasking at its finest | Transmedia Seattle | Scoop.it

Rapid prototyping applied to screenwriting (tool #2)

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