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"Let's start by making a distinction between participatory culture and Web 2.0. Today's participatory culture is the result of more than a hundred years of struggle" ...
Part II of Frank Rose's interview with Henry Jenkins about his upcoming book, Spreadable Media. Part I of the interview can be found here.
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Josh Atkins: "The future of TV is inherently interactive. It's not just a process of sitting on the couch, putting your feet up and watching your favourite show."
Kids can now “Call Elmo” directly from a smartphone (with Sesame Street’s new app that lets kids talk to their favorite furry monster about a variety of...
If you have any doubt that puppets are playing an influential role in our current culture, just take a look at what happened last week, when they were implicated as communists in a liberal, anti-corporation plot.
In 2012, the latest in educational games, codenamed Rush, will feature a cross between some of the most well known brands of the past and present.
Downloadable, linear episodes run like a normal television show but give children opportunities to play simple games with familiar characters and don virtual costumes that mold to their bodies and play around with the show's environment.
They've been inspiring kids for over four decades, so it should be no surprise that Sesame Street's latest song is a fun little groove called "Change The World."
NEW YORK — Big Bird's problems getting into "The Good Birds Club" are at the center of an anti-bullying effort being launched by "Sesame Street." The venerable PBS show will air a special episode Monday that aims to teach preschoolers how to...
Did you see what Google did late last month? In honor of Jim Henson's 75th birthday, they posted a logo which featured five Muppet-like characters.
Lily, a 7-year-old girl, is meant to represent one of the 17 million American children that the Department of Agriculture estimates has limited or uncertain access to food.
On September 24, Muppets creator Jim Henson would have been 75. And in his honor Google has rolled out its latest amazing Doodle a little early.
The Kinect technology that was on display at Microsoft’s opening presentation on Monday night, introducing the first truly interactive television show, can be a game-changer for the content industry...
When Microsoft announced earlier this year that Double Fine would be making a Kinect-based Sesame Street game, many wondered if the developer studio behind Psychonauts and Brutal Legend were leaving their own original ideas behind for a lucrative license...
[An interesting look at designing video games for kids and working within an existing storyworld franchise.]
An award-winning music video, appearances on Saturday Night Live and The Daily Show, millions of YouTube views and Twitter dominance – no, it’s not Justin Bieber. It’s the Muppets.
This month's The Muppets movie tries to reverse decades of brand mismanagement.
Microsoft is teaming up with Sesame Workshop and National Geographic to develop interactive kids programming for the Xbox 360 that will allow kids to use Kinect motion-sensing and voice recognition technology to interact with educational programs.
What a fabulous idea. We all know most childraha have Xbox's at home and would therefore be able to easily access this from home!
An epic fantasy adventure inspired by classic Henson features, this feature-length film plans on taking moviegoers to a variety of magical locations that are familiar, but seen in unique and hilarious new ways.
Things to remember:
1. Don't use a phone, even if there is a banana in your ear.
2. Silence your pagers.
3. Turn off your microwaves.
4. Don't play the drums.
5. Most importantly...Don't act smart with Miss Piggy! She will beat you into next Tuesday!
Jim Henson, puppeteer and entertainer extraordinaire, would have been 75 today, we look back at some of his greatest creations...