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a look at the creative and technical worlds of immersive storytelling
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Telling tales: 'BioShock's Ken Levine on video game storytelling

Telling tales: 'BioShock's Ken Levine on video game storytelling | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
The BioShock creator discusses what it takes to create winning game narratives.
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One [transmedia] year in one book

One [transmedia] year in one book | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Simon Staffans has collated a PDF-Book from the last 13 months of "thoughts, musings, comments, interviews, ramblings and links" on transmedia from his blog Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.

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Social TV: The future of television?

Social TV: The future of television? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Tech Tonic: Reuters' social media editor Anthony De Rosa and TVGuide.com’s Christy Tanner offer the scoop on how TV is hooking viewers through social media – and which shows are winning and why.
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Silicon Valley Ready To Occupy Hollywood

Silicon Valley Ready To Occupy Hollywood | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
They're going to take over. If you want to suss one out, you have to listen for them. Instead of pitching ideas for pilots and features, they're hyping their next iPad app, social media site, mobile game or distribution platform.

 

[A look at the way technology may save Hollywood.]

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Star Wars: A Transmedia Franchise Supporting Social Good

Star Wars: A Transmedia Franchise Supporting Social Good | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"Variety - The Children’s Charity is thrilled to partner with Lucasfilm Ltd. and Twentieth Century Fox to bring you this year’s Gold Heart Pin Campaign featuring STAR WARS."

 

[This post is a link to Variety USA's latest Gold Heart campaign.  It's a great example of the many ways entertainment franchises can support social good.  Information can also be found at http://www.starwars.com/news/star_wars_gold_heart_pin.html]

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YSA Avoiding Crap Game Design

YSA Avoiding Crap Game Design | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Christy Dena recently curated a panel for the Freeplay Independent Gaming Festival: How Every Little Decision Can Bring You Closer To or Further Away from Creating Crap ...

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How Augmented Reality Will Change Everything, Just Not Yet [VIDEO]

How Augmented Reality Will Change Everything, Just Not Yet  [VIDEO] | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Today we have the capacity to make AR a household reality through smartphones, cameras, and location-sensing, but will we put it to good use?
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Digital Hollywood 11/17 Roundup

Digital Hollywood 11/17 Roundup | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
I attended Digital Hollywood in New York yesterday. It’s an interesting conference; at any one time, there are usually at least three separate panels going on. This forces attendees to make a choice...
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How Transmedia Storytelling Is Changing TV

How Transmedia Storytelling Is Changing TV | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Transmedia storytelling is nothing new, but the latest digital tools make it enticing for forward-thinking TV networks. Here's a look at some of the experiments in the works.
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YSA Indie ARGs: An Interview with Jan Libby

YSA Indie ARGs: An Interview with Jan Libby | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Jan Libby is a respected indie alternate reality game designer, whose day job is a freelancer working with brands to create interactive experiences.

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Forget books, GoBZRK

Forget books, GoBZRK | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
When Brandon Trudel first saw mentions of “Nexus Humanus,” an organization that promises to “create sustainable happiness, one life at a time” on Twitter, he had no idea he was about to be pulled deep down inside an alternate reality and the world of BZRK...
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Cognito Comics launches dazzling Operation Ajax graphic novel as free iPad download

Cognito Comics launches dazzling Operation Ajax graphic novel as free iPad download | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Cognito Comics today launched Operation Ajax, a dazzling graphic novel for iPad, in a bid to reinvent storytelling for the digital age.
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First 5 things that brought me closer to transmedia guru Jeff Gomez

First 5 things that brought me closer to transmedia guru Jeff Gomez | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Mitesh Solanki looks at the first five things that brought him closer to transmedia guru Jeff Gomez. They are: Threshold assessment * Story telling with campfires and firewalls * Transmedia is not (common stereotypes) * Transmedia is * The audience

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Creative [Transmedia] Voice: JC Hutchins

Creative [Transmedia] Voice: JC Hutchins | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

This week on Creative Voice, I got to talk to the awesome JC Hutchins. JC built his career as a freelance transmedia writer from the ground up, podcasting his first novel, 7TH SON, and opening it up to collaboration, and then moving on to working with Jordan Weisman on PERSONAL EFFECTS: DARK ARTS, and many other projects...

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Teen Market at the Heart of Transmedia’s Explosion

Teen Market at the Heart of Transmedia’s Explosion | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Transmedia has been a buzzword for several MIP shows now, as the idea of telling stories that span different devices and platforms catches on among TV producers, broadcasters and web/app developers. The age group that is arguably most open to transmedia storytelling is teenagers: they have grown up with the internet and a variety of devices...

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"A Charlie Brown Christmas" Makes the iPad Feel Like Magic

"A Charlie Brown Christmas" Makes the iPad Feel Like Magic | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
The app captures the nostalgia of the 1965 television special, while still adding a modern and inventive twist on the children’s book app.
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Whither Comic Studies?: A Conversation with the Editors and Contributors of Critical Approaches to Comics (Part Two)

Whither Comic Studies?: A Conversation with the Editors and Contributors of Critical Approaches to Comics (Part Two) | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

 Many American fans know little to nothing about comics beyond the United States, Japan, and maybe France. What steps can we take to insure a more global conception of Comics Studies...

 

[Part One can be found @scoopit http://bit.ly/vMkoQe]

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Case study: Assassin’s Creed, an transmedia franchise I/2

Case study: Assassin’s Creed, an transmedia franchise I/2 | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

In the wake of the official launch of Assassin’s Creed Revelations, the latest video game to feature Ezio the Italian assassin, we could not resist the urge to tell you a little bit about a saga that has sold more than 28 million units worldwide...

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Disney Characters Make Virtual Memories in Times Square

Disney Characters Make Virtual Memories in Times Square | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
The Disney characters will appear larger than life and will be engaging with guests in unique and truly one-of-a-kind experiences never been found anywhere else before...
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Where the Transmedia Girls Are

Where the Transmedia Girls Are | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Film, technology and gaming, three of the core industries in transmedia storytelling, have historically been male-dominated arenas, and many of the women mentioned below have come from these backgrounds as well as from advertising, marketing, publishing and education. These women are true trailblazers in the transmedia storytelling space...

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Transmedia in Television

Transmedia in Television | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

It was with great joy I read Lisa Hsia’s (Bravo Digital Media) article over at Mashable yesterday. Entitled ”How Transmedia Storytelling Is Changing TV”, it struck directly to the core of my professional life ...

 

[The Mashable article can be found @scoopit http://bit.ly/uwFbrY]

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My Purple-Haired Made-Up Best Friend, and Why She Had to Die [Transmedia Storytelling]

My Purple-Haired Made-Up Best Friend, and Why She Had to Die [Transmedia Storytelling] | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Before I tell you this story, I should introduce Rachael Webster. The trouble is, I’m not sure how to do that. Was she a friend of mine?

 

[An in depth look at the life ... and death ... of a transmedia character.  A somewhat cautionary tale.]

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Christopher Sandberg: Create for people!

Christopher Sandberg describes how he creates experiences for a participating audience at Power to the Pixel's Cross-Media Forum, October 2011...
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Crucial [Transmedia] Trends to Keep in Mind

Crucial [Transmedia] Trends to Keep in Mind | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

[Christine Weitbrecht summarizes] the main trends and themes that were not only a) repeatedly mentioned at the recent conferences, but are also b) extremely crucial for transmedia, and for this point in time.

 

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Whither Comic Studies?: A Conversation with the Editors and Contributors of Critical Approaches to Comics (Part One)

Whither Comic Studies?: A Conversation with the Editors and Contributors of Critical Approaches to Comics (Part One) | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

In a world before comics shops and subscriptions, my generation would grab whatever was available to us on the spin-racks at the local drug store -- there was not yet a canon (fan or academic) to tell us what we were supposed to read.

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