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Simon Staffans: Why the North is so hot right now

Simon Staffans: Why the North is so hot right now | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Simon Staffans:  "This is the first article in an in-depth series focusing on the Nordics. We’ll take you behind the scenes and talk to the people who know what’s up, where the Nordics are heading and why you need to keep tabs on what’s happening in the lands of the North."

 

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Classic Alice & The Brave New World of Transmedia Storytelling

Classic Alice & The Brave New World of Transmedia Storytelling | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Erik Urtz:  "The Classic Alice and its heavy social media integration are a great example of what storytelling in the twenty first century just might become."

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Michael Kosmides's curator insight, February 21, 6:30 AM

Classic transmedia Alice

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Reddit isn't the future of creativity, but it is a vital part of it

Reddit isn't the future of creativity, but it is a vital part of it | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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James Erwin:  "The site has emerged as an important creative platform, but getting—and keeping—an audience there is a tricky thing."

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Emoji That! [Quiz]

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"Welcome to the first Transit blog post of 2015! We thought we'd start the year off casually with a light-hearted quiz that combines two very different modes of storytelling ... the emoji and the feature film."


[A fun quiz that tests your knowledge of New Zealand film.]

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Archiving Transmedia - What happens when the platforms you use to tell a story go away?

Archiving Transmedia - What happens when the platforms you use to tell a story go away? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Mike Vogel:  "Here’s a dilemma every transmedia producer faces… You discover a new storytelling platform–maybe you get in to their invite-only beta–and you create a story that uses the strengths of that platform. The platform gives you a powerful new way to express yourself interactively, but then something happens. Maybe the startup runs out of funding, gets acquired, or changes their business model. Suddenly the DNA of your story is no longer available to you. Your story can no longer be told."

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Cindy Rudy's curator insight, February 4, 11:06 AM

Great points in this article!

Jeni Mawter's curator insight, February 5, 7:22 PM

Wrestling with this myself!

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The Psychology of Flow: What Game Design Reveals about the Deliberate Tensions of Great Writing

The Psychology of Flow: What Game Design Reveals about the Deliberate Tensions of Great Writing | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Maria Popova:  "Great stories, like great life-stories, are woven of the same interplay between fertile ennui and surmountable frustration — so argues writer Peter Turchi in one especially rewarding section of the altogether stimulating A Muse and a Maze: Writing as Puzzle, Mystery, and Magic (public library | IndieBound)."

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Dr. Pamela Rutledge's curator insight, February 10, 11:50 AM

One of the exciting gifts of the rising popularity of gaming and, by extension, game design is the increased visibility and appreciation of relationships among user experience, psychology and narrative.  This creates a broader understanding of the need for psych theories, like Flow, in thinking about and designing media and technology (#mediapsych).  As this excellent article illustrates, Flow, like narrative, is based on the fundamental push/pull of energy in every experience, the inherent conflict that moves life forward.  Flow is a masterful model of how this balance translates into psychological engagement.

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How storytelling has changed in the digital age

How storytelling has changed in the digital age | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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"Lance Weiler explores how technology is transforming the art of storytelling."

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Kajsa Hartig's curator insight, January 26, 3:08 PM

'Together storytellers, game developers, makers, creative technologists and experience designers will experiment with new forms and functions of storytelling. '

Vivalist's curator insight, January 26, 4:50 PM

Columbia joins the MIT and Duke University in the search for 21st century storytelling. It is interdisciplinary, that's one thing.

 

There are probably a lot of other academic programs in other universities as well. It's exciting to see interdisciplinary programs such as Duke' GreaterThanGames initiative give birth to awesome projects.

 

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Hollywood’s addiction to franchises is reaching new extremes

Hollywood’s addiction to franchises is reaching new extremes | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Cecilia Kang:  "Hollywood has always loved banking on big franchises like the “James Bond” movies and “Star Wars.” But the addiction has reached new extremes."

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Virtual reality breathes life into immersive storytelling

Virtual reality breathes life into immersive storytelling | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Kate Abrosimova:  "The craft of storytelling is experiencing a sea-change in its development. Putting a viewer in the event directly with the help of virtual reality technology is what journalists are likely to be doing in the next decade."

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Minna Kilpeläinen's curator insight, January 12, 4:35 PM

If journalists want to raise real awareness of what is going on in the world, they can´t just offer the audience facts and images.  They also have to give possibilities to feel the reality. Nonny de la Peña´s Project Syria is a great example of it.

Mervi Rauhala's curator insight, January 13, 1:42 AM

A truly interesting project which could increase sense of empathy and understanding. 

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What "Ms. Marvel" Gets Right About Comic Book Violence

What "Ms. Marvel" Gets Right About Comic Book Violence | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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"Noah Berlatsky contrasts the graphic violence in Gotham to the subdued approach in Ms. Marvel, and ponders which is truly more realistic."

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The Art of Storytelling in Gaming

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Kamal Sinclair:  "Games have done more work to pioneer best practices in interactive and participatory storytelling than any medium since the ancient theater traditions. Still, questions continue to circulate about its ability to match other mediums in terms of complex and cathartic stories, nuanced and fully evolved characters, and empathy."

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Jeni Mawter's curator insight, January 26, 7:24 PM

As story telling in gaming gets more sophisticated it will have a flow on effect to storytelling in all types of narratives.

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Doctor Puppet's Christmas Special Is 5 Minutes Of Festive Whimsy

Doctor Puppet's Christmas Special Is 5 Minutes Of Festive Whimsy | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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James Whitbrook:  "The Doctor Who Christmas Special is firmly entrenched as a holiday tradition now - but the arrival of a Christmas episode from Alisa Stern's Doctor Puppet is just as exciting, as The Puppet 12th Doctor and Clara land on a Planet that only appears on Christmas Day."

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David Collet's curator insight, December 24, 2014 8:32 PM

At the risk of offending the cowards that be...

 

Merry Christmas to all my Christian friends. And to all who take offense.... Bah humbug.

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'Serial' conclusion leaves podcasters cautiously optimistic about the future

'Serial' conclusion leaves podcasters cautiously optimistic about the future | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Jason Abbruzzese:  "The history of podcasts is littered with claims that "this is it" — the moment that podcasts are finally here as a part of mainstream media. Now is no different. With Serial leading the charge, podcasts are once again being lauded as having reached a critical mass or the event horizon or the tipping point or whatever metaphor makes the most sense."

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Bart van Maanen's curator insight, December 20, 2014 12:41 PM

Gaan we in 2015 de wederopstanding beleven van de podcast? Het zou zomaar kunnen gebeuren. Me like.

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The Rise and Fall and Rise of Hasbro's TV Strategy

The Rise and Fall and Rise of Hasbro's TV Strategy | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Sam Thielman:  "What looks like an entertainment company, spends like an entertainment company and programs like an entertainment company? It's Hasbro, a toymaker. Hasbro makes not just toys but also hugely popular intellectual property, which for decades has been key to its bottom line."

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Jessica Klein: How to make a successful indie web series with little cash and no built-in fan base?

Jessica Klein: How to make a successful indie web series with little cash and no built-in fan base? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Jessica Klein:  "What do the words “indie web series” mean to you? You probably think small budget, few actors, and amateurs behind the scenes. With these assumptions, it might surprise you that some of the most unique, polished, talent-filled, and ultimately successful series on the web were created independently. Starting with little cash and virtually no built-in fan base, how did these indie series do it?"

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Brad Tollefson's curator insight, February 20, 6:27 PM

Overall, people watch independent web series like Pretty, Brothers, and Be Here Nowish because, simply put, they’re good. Their success lies in the creators having a solid product from the beginning… but not nearly the kind of “solid,” ratings-guaranteed product that TV networks will sink their money into. Rather, independent web series need to target independent people. These ones all expertly navigated the line between wide appeal and niche audiences, gaining enthusiastic viewers and reviewers. If you want to do the same with your indie series, what you need is first some cash, then a solid pilot episode, an attractive web page, a social media presence, and a crowdfunding link. From there, people will tell you whether you’re good enough to grow or not.

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A Brief History Of Star Wars Canon, Old And New

A Brief History Of Star Wars Canon, Old And New | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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James Whitbrook:  "When a franchise is around for four decades, it can get impossibly unwieldy to try and grasp its lore — and Star Wars canon is no exception. Here's a guide to the origins of Star Wars Canon, the rise and fall of one of the most prominent Expanded Universes in fiction, and where the saga stands with Disney today."

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Mychial Emmanuel's curator insight, February 14, 6:39 AM

STAR WARS - Not the beginning, not the end - let peace reign in the new heavens a new motion picture series from H.I.M Prince mychial to gross over £144000.000.000 at premier nollywood.

 

CAN YOU DIG IT!

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How Vimeo's 'High Maintenance' is Making the Web Series Format Dope as Hell

How Vimeo's 'High Maintenance' is Making the Web Series Format Dope as Hell | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Micah Van Hove:  "It's rare to find a comedy series that has enough realism to keep you engaged with the characters and enough farce to keep you laughing. Enter High Maintenance -- the first-ever Vimeo Original web series."

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Vivalist's curator insight, February 11, 4:29 PM

"Look how Transparent, House of Cards, and Orange is the New Black are being critically lauded and scooping up all kinds of major awards. And rightfully so. It's just a sign of what's happening and what's to come. Vimeo, Netflix, Amazon, Hulu -- those guys -- they're going to continue to function as studios for people making digital content and then there will be all the people making stuff independently. It's going to keep increasing exponentially I think, as people become more and more comfortable viewing content online and as more and more people discover they don't have to wait for a TV executive to give them permission to make a show."

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How Technicolor Changed Storytelling

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Adrienne LaFrance:  "A century ago, people worried that color would ruin motion pictures; instead, it changed visual narratives forever" ...

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AT&T Will Use Snapchat to Launch Scripted Superhero Series

AT&T Will Use Snapchat to Launch Scripted Superhero Series | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Brian Steinberg:  "AT&T is moving from “@SummerBreak” to Snapchat. If that sentence makes little sense to you, you must not be from the generation AT&T will seek when it launches “SnapperHero,” a scripted series made just for consumers who are increasingly turning to mobile-based media to gain access to information and entertainment."

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Watch: UK Theater Gives Audiences Unique 'Kingsman' Experience

Watch: UK Theater Gives Audiences Unique 'Kingsman' Experience | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Ethan Anderton:  "With movie theater attendance falling last year so much that the box office hit the lowest number seen by the industry in 20 years, surely audiences need something to make their experience a little more memorable and worth the price of admission."

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Try This Choose Your Own Adventure Built On Twitter

Try This Choose Your Own Adventure Built On Twitter | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Mark Wilson:  "Most of us remember at least one experience reading a Choose Your Own Adventure (CYOA) paperback, finding ourselves lost in an enchanted castle, flipping to page 45 to sneak past the guards or to page 89 to drink a mysterious green potion. Now, Terence Eden has squeezed that same experience into a hack of Twitter’s account pages."

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The psychology of why little kids are completely obsessed with ‘Frozen’

The psychology of why little kids are completely obsessed with ‘Frozen’ | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Maryam Kia-Keating and Yalda T. Uhls:  "The movie perfectly captures what it's like to be in preschool."

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Maria Claudia Londoño D.'s curator insight, January 22, 5:31 PM

Don´t like the word obsessed  :(

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From VR to HBO, the top meta-stories of 2014

From VR to HBO, the top meta-stories of 2014 | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Frank Rose:  "For anyone who follows not just stories but meta-stories—that is, stories about storytelling and how it's evolving—2014 was a pretty big year" ...


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For Success In Social Media, Conversation Is Not Enough--You Need Narrative

For Success In Social Media, Conversation Is Not Enough--You Need Narrative | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

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"Cognitive anthropologist Bob Deutsch argues that brands seeking connections with people should be looking to enter their self-narratives, not their conversations."

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RB's curator insight, December 28, 2014 7:10 AM
Bob Deutsch love the synopsis on 'Narrative' purpose in social media, got me thinking! RB.
Charlotte Catteeuw's curator insight, December 29, 2014 7:15 AM

Ask yourself: how can your brand connect with your target group's identity?

imaginetsa's curator insight, December 30, 2014 5:35 AM

For Success In Social Media, Conversation Is Not Enough--You Need Narrative

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How fairytales grew up

How fairytales grew up | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Marina Warner:  "With Hollywood spending millions on new versions of age-old characters, from Frozen’s Snow Queen to Cinderella, fairytales are more popular than ever. But, argues Marina Warner, they’ve had to adapt, with lots of dark twists and no more sweet, biddable girls"...

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