Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age
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a look at the creative and technical worlds of immersive storytelling
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When Content Meets Platform: Print Lessons in the E-Book Age

When Content Meets Platform: Print Lessons in the E-Book Age | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
E-books, audiobooks, Kindles and smartphones have revolutionized the way we read. But as platforms evolve, the stories they carry must change too. Wattpad’s Nina Lassam argues that when it comes to books, medium and message are intimately connected.
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Startup lets kids design their own plush toys

Startup lets kids design their own plush toys | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Scott Schube was watching his two older children create characters in online games a few years ago when he wondered if there was a way to bring the designs to life. "They spend half their time creating characters,...
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Transmedia Futures: Situated Documentary via Augmented Reality

Transmedia Futures: Situated Documentary via Augmented Reality | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Augmented Reality is still emerging out of the woods from a technological and awareness viewpoint and already rising from the hype haze is one of the most synergistic applications yet - 'historical & futuristic' factual stories viewed in contextual...
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National Geographic Lets You Pet Dinosaurs at the Mall

National Geographic Lets You Pet Dinosaurs at the Mall | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
British digital agency Appshaker did an augmented reality project for National Geographic Channel in a mall, allowing passersby to watch themselves "interacting" with various animals and dinosaurs on a big screen.
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Featured Entertainer: Jane Espenson

Featured Entertainer: Jane Espenson | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Screenwriter Jane Espenson talks about about her background in television, why she is drawn to the sci-fi genre and what she learned from scientists along the way.
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The Future of Science 2021: A Multiverse of Exploration

The Future of Science 2021: A Multiverse of Exploration | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

For the last year, my colleagues and I at Institute for the Future have been researching the future of science to identify big areas of science we think will have a transformative impact over the next decade.

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TV Fact-Checker: Dropping Science on The Big Bang Theory

TV Fact-Checker: Dropping Science on The Big Bang Theory | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
In the world of TV fact-checkers, David Saltzberg is probably the most well-known. And with good reason — he’s a rock star.
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'The Dark Knight Rises' Viral Campaign Begins

'The Dark Knight Rises' Viral Campaign Begins | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Warner Bros kicks off the viral campaign for 'The Dark Knight Rises' with some cryptic clues.

 

[And, a further update can be found at Empire magazine:  http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=32638]

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Summer Reading Levels Up | How two library summer reading programs evolved into summer games

Summer Reading Levels Up | How two library summer reading programs evolved into summer games | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
This year, instead of offering a summer reading program, CPL presented Connect Your Summer, a game in which players collected badges for tapping into various experiences.
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Inside look at social TV after-show ‘The Talking Dead’ [Interview]

Inside look at social TV after-show ‘The Talking Dead’ [Interview] | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Under the leadership of Joel Stillerman, AMC TV’s SVP of Original Programming, Production and Digital Content, the network has developed an entire after-show, The Talking Dead built for these [The Walking Dead] super fans on TV and the web...
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Could Serialized Fiction Be the Future of eBook Publishing?

Could Serialized Fiction Be the Future of eBook Publishing? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Ever wonder what the eBook hype is all about? Is it just another fad? Maybe not. Here's an interview with a couple of guys who are using it to write serialized fiction.
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Transmedia: A New World of Opportunity for Authors and Publishers

Transmedia: A New World of Opportunity for Authors and Publishers | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Spain's Javier Celaya outlines a strategy for publishers and authors to approach the opportunities afforded by the emerging transmedia marketplace.
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Pixar Features ‘Brave’ On New Twitter Brand Page

Pixar Features ‘Brave’ On New Twitter Brand Page | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

As part of a dramatic overhaul of its platform, Twitter announced a feature that has long been requested by companies to differentiate themselves from individual Twitter users: brand pages.

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Read Me an E-Book Story

Read Me an E-Book Story | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Can kids' books on a tablet beat the real thing? A father of two takes a reading test.
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Why We Need Story Structure

Why We Need Story Structure | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
We are drawn to structure in our stories simply because our lives have no discernable structure of their own...
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Creating the future? QR codes + new forms of storytelling

Creating the future? QR codes + new forms of storytelling | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
There is something retro about the concept of 'storytelling' and I prefer it to the concept of immersive experience when it comes to new media forms, not least because I find that storytelling has ...
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The dangers with alternate reality games and transmedia storytelling in marketing

The dangers with alternate reality games and transmedia storytelling in marketing | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Just two weeks ago, we had a little workshop at the agency, of which transmedia storytelling was one part.
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Transmedia and Augmented Reality

Presentation, to pervasive media group, that suggests ways one might approach using AR in a transmedia experience.
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Augmented Reality in New Zealand

Augmented Reality in New Zealand | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Within 10 years “the unadorned world will be history”, and our reality will have become a mix of the real and digital. ~ Michael Liebhold, Institute for the Future
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Science fiction is creeping into more mainstream films

Science fiction is creeping into more mainstream films | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Science fiction isn't all 'talking squids in space'. And its creep into mainstream cinema is everywhere from Never Let Me Go to Midnight in Paris.
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CLAIRE YOUNG's curator insight, August 23, 2014 7:27 AM

Can you name some other films that have a hint of sic fi?

Adrienne Kangas's curator insight, November 14, 2014 10:32 AM

My favorite genre!!!!

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Angus MacLane Talks Small Fry

Angus MacLane Talks Small Fry | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
The director of the latest Toy Story short discusses fast-food collectibles.

 

[And gives insight into "Small Fry" as a metaphor for children navigating an adult world.]

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Redefining Interactive Narratives & Multimedia Storytelling

Redefining Interactive Narratives & Multimedia Storytelling | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
An excellent story is often compelling because of its layers. Each layer reveals a new concept or an arc that compels the reader or viewer to continue their narrative journey...
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The Daily Show Gleefully Rips Into Free-To-Play Gaming

The Daily Show Gleefully Rips Into Free-To-Play Gaming | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
As Mandvi so eloquently puts it, "So it turns out these games are free… until you don't want them to suck."
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Death becomes him? Air New Zealand’s spokesbeast goes out in a blaze of mysterious glory

Death becomes him? Air New Zealand’s spokesbeast goes out in a blaze of mysterious glory | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
He was cerainly one of the most talked-about marketing things of the year, but now, in typically dramatic fashion—and with a smart digital tie-in to the boardgame Cluedo—Rico has been killed off...
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How Michael Acton Smith Got Out Of Perplex City And Found Moshi Monster Success

How Michael Acton Smith Got Out Of Perplex City And Found Moshi Monster Success | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"Moshi Monsters is already a $100 million multi-platform children's game, toy and book franchise, and one of the Toys"R"Us hot toys of 2011, but I was skeptical about the company's "transmedia" ambitions."

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