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a look at the creative and technical worlds of immersive storytelling
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What everyone is saying about Netflix's 'House of cards' ...

What everyone is saying about Netflix's 'House of cards' ... | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Fiona Milburn:  "As a fan of "binge" viewing, I've been very interested in reactions to Netflix's House of Cards.  Here's a selection of articles discussing the impact of its "all at once" release strategy on the future of content consumption" ....

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'House of Cards' On Netflix: Inside Intel on Kevin Spacey's Dark Drama

Maureen Ryan’s conversation with Beau Willimon about “the project's genesis, its differences from the British original, and the filmmakers' approach to storytelling on this platform.

 

Release of 13 Episodes Redefines Spoiler Alert

Brian Stelter:  “This article about “House of Cards” contains no spoilers.  That notice seems necessary, since Netflix’s all-at-once release of the Kevin Spacey political thriller series last Friday has raised a thicket of questions. Chief among them: how can viewers who binged on all 13 episodes in one sitting talk about the show without ruining the season for others who might wait weeks or months to watch it?

 

Netflix's House of Cards invites TV viewers to binge – but are we ready?

Mark Lawson:  “Two decades after the original aired, TV is finally delivering on the promise to let you watch shows on your own time” …

 

Is ‘House of Cards’ a success? Social TV has the answer

Natan Edelsburg:  “After all the hoopla around the midnight, entire season launch, was House of Cards actually a success? Netflix says yes, but isn’t revealing the numbers. Social TV on the other hand paints a very clear picture” …

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Teaching Transmedia Using Transmedia: Conducttr in the Classroom

Teaching Transmedia Using Transmedia:  Conducttr in the Classroom | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Randall Kapuscinski:  "This winter I am teaching Sheridan’s first formal transmedia course.  It is a modest beginning with 12 students from the post-grad ATVF program attending" ...

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An honest look at one teacher's use of transmedia storytelling in the classroom ... some interesting lessons learnt.

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Randall Kapuscinski's curator insight, February 25, 2013 11:17 AM

Admittedly, I'm new to ScoopIt.  Hoping it isn't bad manners to Scoop your own blog entry.

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“Where Is Matt Damon?” [Storytelling on Twitter]

“Where Is Matt Damon?”  [Storytelling on Twitter] | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Slate:  "As the blizzard snowed in much of the northeast this past weekend, many of those stuck in their homes turned to Twitter for information, virtual company, and entertainment."

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Stick with this Storify of tweets by Erin Faulk as she tries to find Matt Damon.  It's worth it.

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Watch A Hilarious Movie Written By A Machine

Watch A Hilarious Movie Written By A Machine | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Mark Wilson:  "Cleverbot is a brilliant piece of AI. Its filmmaking? Not quite as bizarre as French New Wave."

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Thought you might enjoy this :)

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, February 16, 2013 4:27 AM

Filmmaker Chris Wilson recently gave Cleverbot a job--to help him write a movie. You’ll see that the seemingly simplest task, like thinking up a character’s name, can be a totally foreign concept to Cleverbot one moment, while another moment, the AI becomes lucid, critiquing Wilson’s own taste with highly specific scrutiny.

 

I couldn't stop laughing, it's pretty funny. 

Click abowe to watch the movie.

Minna Kilpeläinen's curator insight, February 16, 2013 1:57 PM

Mister Machine is going to make screenwriters unemployed.

Asil's curator insight, February 21, 2013 3:36 AM

This is so clever ... what fun!

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The next chapter: storytelling embarks on an interactive adventure

The next chapter: storytelling embarks on an interactive adventure | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

David Cornish:  Our hero, Publishing, tumbles forth from the Pit of Paper Projects in a flurry of dust and curses. His tunic is torn, his shield lost, and his future far from certain. Regaining his breath, he rises to his knees and looks about him [...]


Wired.co.uk investigates the attempts of the publishing industry to make the most of new technologies.

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A fabulously in-depth look at how publishing is meeting the challenges of changing audience behaviours.

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Asil's curator insight, February 6, 2013 11:42 PM

How can you not love a story that leads with a superhero?

 

readmusync's curator insight, March 24, 2013 6:16 PM

We are also making somekind of attempt, do you want to try it?

 

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Pride and Prejudice at 200: is it time for a video game?

Pride and Prejudice at 200: is it time for a video game? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Keith Stuart: Jane Austen's novel is effectively all about systems and subterfuge; so we're halfway there already
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In honour of the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice ....

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, January 30, 2013 2:56 PM

add your insight...

 

Binary Racoon's curator insight, January 31, 2013 9:23 AM

i believe so. yes. Just look at the success of The Walking Dead game, and you will understand that the medium is ready for more interactive drama.

Jérémy Pradier's curator insight, May 2, 9:20 AM

"Jane Austen's novel is effectively all about systems and subterfuge; so we're halfway there already"

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Interactive theatre: five rules of play from an audience perspective

Interactive theatre: five rules of play from an audience perspective | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Audiences have never been hungrier for experience, but these productions need a rigorous approach, says Miriam Gillinson
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Great advice from a very pertinent perspective.

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Nicole Zandi's curator insight, April 30, 2013 5:52 PM

This a new age for enjoying performances. We invited the radio into our homes. We opened our door to televisions, to the internet and everything else that has come with it. But this is a reversal in the arts, where we the audience are being invited in. Theatre is no longer set in building- but like heart that defines the home, the audience will now define the performance.

Melissa M's comment, May 5, 2013 3:42 AM
This article is useful when designing your own theatrical pieces for assignments. It allows you to think if you want a passive or interactive audience, and where the boundaries lie for this style of theatre.
Alicia Caruana's curator insight, May 7, 2013 3:48 AM

How can a director produce an effective interactive theatre performance?

Why do many interactive performances fail to fulfill their purpose?

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The Buzziest Thing at Film Festivals? It Might Just Be TV

The Buzziest Thing at Film Festivals? It Might Just Be TV | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Alison Willmore "[...] as the fuzziness between TV and film increases, with filmmakers moving more frequently between the two mediums and small screen storytelling beginning to catch up with big screen scope and ambition, will the invasion of TV projects into territory that was previously the domain only of movies become a more common thing?"

The Digital Rocking Chair's insight:

Cool!  Jane Campion's six-hour television miniseries, Top of the Lake is screening in a single session at the Sundance Film Festival.

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Dolly Bhasin 's curator insight, January 22, 2013 10:10 PM

A welcome development !

 

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New Boundaries Of Digital Storytelling

New Boundaries Of Digital Storytelling | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
A new initiative by the Brown University creative nonfiction program is exploring the potential of digital nonfiction through some of the web's most unusual storytelling projects.
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This article reviews some fascinating digital storytelling projects.

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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, January 12, 2013 7:57 PM

Storytelling using creative non-fiction. Very useful resource for high schools.

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At Home In Fantasy's Nerd-Built Worlds

At Home In Fantasy's Nerd-Built Worlds | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Saladin Ahmed:  "What attracts people to fantasy? Is it the orcs and the elves, or the rich worlds they inhabit?"

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How much detail is too much detail when building fantasy story worlds?

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12 Essential Steps of a Phenomenal Story


Via Jess McCulloch
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Very cool! Joseph Campbell's Hero's Journey illustrated with Lego figures. (Starts fully at slide 6.)

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Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, January 7, 2013 8:49 PM
Strange to tell Joseph Campbell's Hero With A Thousand Faces with Lego characters but it flies by faster chan Campbell.
Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, January 7, 2013 8:55 PM

Could this 65 slide deck have saved me plowing through Joseph Campbell's Hero With A Thosand Faces? Not really, but its fun and flies by providing ADD insight into the basis of all stories. 

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Why is Superman still so popular?

Why is Superman still so popular? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
With the release of Man of Steel looming, Paul Harris examines why the Superman story retains such power after more than 70 years
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A look at how Superman stays relevant by mirroring society's changing values.

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William Barry, Ph.D.'s curator insight, January 10, 2013 9:16 AM

Interesting and thought provoking read!

Maria Rachelle's curator insight, January 10, 2013 10:48 AM

Intersting reading

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Serialised Storytelling: A Changing Landscape

Serialised Storytelling: A Changing Landscape | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Scott Clarke "[looks] at the some of the ways developers tell stories across multiple games, and the challenges associated with each approach."

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Using The Walking Dead, Mass Effect, and Assassin's Creed as examples, this article looks at 3 different forms of serialised storytelling for games.

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Tiana Martin's comment, December 30, 2012 10:41 AM
Awsome graphics
Brad Tollefson's curator insight, January 3, 2013 1:35 AM

Don't play. But the slight slo mo engine seems uniformly monotonous...

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Transmedia isn’t Just for Sci-Fi & Fantasy

Transmedia isn’t Just for Sci-Fi & Fantasy | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Neela Sakaria:  "In many ways, the talk around cross-platform or “transmedia” storytelling has been about giving audiences more: more information about characters, more exclusive content, more uncut scenes, and so on—ultimately, more ways to go deeper and deeper into a story-world."

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A look at Latitude's 4 I's of Storytelling.  It's not just about going deeper into a storyworld, it's also about bringing the world of the story out.


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Debbie Elicksen 's curator insight, February 23, 2013 10:36 AM

It is not just for multi-media projects. Especially in business, audiences are no longer one-dimensional.

Maria Claudia Londoño D's curator insight, February 23, 2013 2:08 PM

" Together we can empower endless creativity"...

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Loud and clear - "Authentic in All Caps" [A web-based audio adventure]

Loud and clear - "Authentic in All Caps" [A web-based audio adventure] | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Simon Staffans:  "Brilliant as it looks, I thought I’d like to know some more. Here, for your perusal as well, a brief interview I did with Christy Dena" ...

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AUTHENTIC ALL IN CAPS is described as:  "A satirical *web audio adventure* where you travel across the web with characters who face ridiculous obstacles to being themselves."


You can also listen to Robert Pratten's Transmedia Podcast with Christy Dena here and support her crowdfunding campaign here.

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Margaret Doyle's curator insight, February 19, 2013 12:58 PM

Great job Christy, so exciting to see this getting launched!

Cultureel Persbureau's curator insight, February 20, 2013 4:34 AM

Een audiotour, maar niet in een museum, of op straat, maar op je ipad. Door het web. Waar kunstenaars moordenaars zijn en filosofen gokkers, terwijl de onderwereld bevolkt wordt door quantumtheoretici. Confused? You will be.

sara mohmmad's curator insight, February 23, 2013 2:57 PM

nice picture

 

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Can You Write a Story in 140 Characters?

Can You Write a Story in 140 Characters? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

NerdStalker:  "We came across a great game recently that recaptures your creativity in writing and gamifies it."

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A fun app for kids.  This article also contains an interesting interview with the app's creator, Juan Pablo Gaviria, in which he shares his transmedia extension plans for the app’s characters.

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Angela Antle's curator insight, February 18, 2013 7:52 AM

Great writing 'game' for kids!....er, and others

Parker Donat's comment, February 18, 2013 5:01 PM
Cool idea using transmedia.
Parker Donat's curator insight, February 18, 2013 5:03 PM

Super cool trandsmedia story idea that involves getting kids to tell stories in a gamafied way through an app. I'm sure kids will get creative with this. 

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Story Glyphs

Story Glyphs | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Edwin McRae:  "There’s a recurring design flaw in games that really bugs me.  Non player characters that I meet, start to get to know, and never see again.  They’re a storytelling one night stand!"

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Edwin McRae advocates the use of story glyphs to replace annoying NPCs and their "dead-end dialogue".

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4 storytelling tips for making 6-second short films with Vine from the folks behind 5secondfilms.com

4 storytelling tips for making 6-second short films with Vine from the folks behind 5secondfilms.com | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Andrew Tran:  "Some people have wondered if six seconds is too short a time span to take videos in Vine, Twitter's new video social sharing app" ...

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Interesting!  Using every element to tell your story means so much more if you only have 5 or 6 seconds in which to do so.

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Jeni Mawter's comment, February 6, 2013 7:21 PM
Agree totally with you Tim!
malika bourne's curator insight, February 8, 2013 12:42 AM

How do you makde it play? Now, cna you tell me how to make play?

I donot know nothin' bout no stapler..

Carmenne K. Thapliyal's curator insight, April 14, 2013 3:41 PM

Loved it !! 

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Storyworld & Immersion before Plot & Platform.

Storyworld & Immersion before Plot & Platform. | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Mike Jones:  "In any discussion and professional practice of ‘new media’ there is a swag of terminology that gets kicked around;  cross-media, multi-platform & transmedia, interactive and pervasive media, emergent, non-linear and participatory storytelling, etc etc…"

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This post is full of interesting nuggets of information.  From definitions, to examples, to process and opinion, this post takes you past cross-platform, multi-platform, and transmedia, into the realm of immersive experiences.

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, January 28, 2013 5:21 AM

Very interesting reading -

Katie Frank's curator insight, January 28, 2013 2:15 PM

Integrated writing, many modes for writers today.

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How to Tell if a TV Show is Probably Not Going to End Well

How to Tell if a TV Show is Probably Not Going to End Well | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Charlie Jane Anders:  "Many of us have commitment issues with television, because we've been burned so many times by weak or overblown endings" ...

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Yep, I can definitely relate to the disappointments expressed in this article. (LOL)

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TV, The Thinking Person’s Entertainment of Choice

TV, The Thinking Person’s Entertainment of Choice | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Alissa Quart:  "By pulling us away from Twitter, texts, e-mails, pointless videos and all the other technological distractions demanding attention, “Homeland,” “Mad Men” and “Breaking Bad” provide a coherent (albeit sometimes disturbing) refuge from our fragmented lives."

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An interesting look at why good television is beginning to look a lot like the serialized novel of the 19th century.

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The Dangers of World-Building [#Transmedia]

The Dangers of World-Building [#Transmedia] | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Lucas J.W. Johnson:  "An article today on NPR about fantasy world-building suggests that what was once for the most outcast of nerds is (along with general geekdom) gaining more widespread acceptance [...]"

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Lucas Johnson provides a transmedia context to yesterday's scoop: At Home In Fantasy's Nerd-Built Worlds.


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Comics Creation & Critical Thinking: From Doctor Who to Bitstrips

Comics Creation & Critical Thinking: From Doctor Who to Bitstrips | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Peter Gutierrez "Like so many insights in life, this one was prompted by Doctor Who."

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Although aimed at educators, this article contains some great tips for DIY comic creation that everyone will find useful.

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How Dan Harmon Drives Himself Crazy Making Community

How Dan Harmon Drives Himself Crazy Making Community | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Brian Raftery:  "Dan Harmon drives himself crazy making Community, the most brilliantly weird comedy on TV."

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An indepth look at the gensis of a great show, and a peak at the unique creative process behind it.

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Damon Lindelof Talks STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS; Talks Easter Eggs, Redshirt deaths, Benedict Cumberbatch

Damon Lindelof Talks STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS; Talks Easter Eggs, Redshirt deaths, Benedict Cumberbatch | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub"If you’re curious about the new timeline, when the movie takes place, how writing the sequel was different than the first film, studio notes, how casting Benedict Cumberbatch changed the script, the way Abrams wanted to convey the Enterprise was this massive starship, Easter eggs, Redshirt deaths, and so much more, hit the jump."

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An extensive interview which provides great insight into the creative process behind a major movie franchise.

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