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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SXSWi Report: Liquid Journalism and Dynamic Storytelling Emerge in 2013

SXSWi Report: Liquid Journalism and Dynamic Storytelling Emerge in 2013 | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Eddie Rehfeldt:  "Breaking News: the search for a better narrative format for the internet is now available. Ben Decker once said “the internet is not just another TV pipe” and this was made apparent at SXSWi in Austin last week."

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This article contains a great list of links to narrative content which has been "made for engaged impact" and will be of interest to all digital storytellers.

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Dr. Pamela Rutledge's curator insight, March 29, 2013 2:16 AM
The lines at SxSW definitely tell the story: this isn't just the year of the story, it's the decade of coordinated, additive and interactive storytelling across multiple media channels for everything from entertainment and branding to education and journalism. It all starts with the story.
cyneth's curator insight, April 2, 2013 7:47 PM

Create compelling content for multiple devices, immersive web-based experiences from data driven stories (infographics on visual video steroids) to interactive tablet documentaries. Eddie Rehfeldts report from SXSW - "There are mind-bending interactive story approaches available right now."

Yael BOUBLIL's curator insight, April 7, 2013 5:08 PM

Apprendre à raconter avec les spécificités du transmédia ...

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The Journey of Documentary: a web series about the evolution of documentary

The Journey of Documentary: a web series about the evolution of documentary | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
This is an online interactive documentary about how to make an online interactive documentary. 
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Filmmaker, Atalanti Dionysis, has also created an excellent website around this web series which she hopes will be used "as a resource for emerging filmmakers and [she hopes it] generates conversation around transmedia & interactive multiplatforms for documentary and that it will act as a hub for collaborations and networking opportunities."

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Write on the button: the grammar of interactivity

Write on the button: the grammar of interactivity | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"Deciding what text to put on an interactive button can be difficult, not least because of the unusual grammar of the 'interactive voice'. Here, we propose a test to use when in doubt."

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A decidedly quirky, but interesting, post.

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Nicolas Moulard - Actuonda's curator insight, January 3, 2013 9:17 AM

add your insight...

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, January 3, 2013 5:57 PM

Thinking about the language aspect of using technology.

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Stitching Time: Creating an Interactive Steampunk Narrative [#Transmedia]

Stitching Time: Creating an Interactive Steampunk Narrative [#Transmedia] | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Yomi Ayeni:  "I’m often asked what the interactive theatrical experience Clockwork Watch is, and the answer changes with each stage of the production. The underlying objective, though, is to create a fictional Victorian universe and tell a story where the narrative is delivered through live events, graphic novels, role-play, online news sites, and a feature film, all co-authored by the audience, through their interactions with our make-believe world over the next five years" ...

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Be an Agent in Interactive Campaign for James Bond Film, Skyfall [VIDEO]

Be an Agent in Interactive Campaign for James Bond Film, Skyfall [VIDEO] | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Anita Li: "Fans of 007 get the chance to live vicariously through their favorite British spy in a new digital campaign for James Bond film, Skyfall" ...

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Linkin Park’s Personalized Music Video Leaves Fans “Lost in the Echo”

Linkin Park’s Personalized Music Video Leaves Fans “Lost in the Echo” | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Joe Berkowitz: "Perhaps the best thing to come out of MTV’s prioritization of "reality" TV over music videos is that more artists have sought more creative means to tell their stories--including releasing interactive videos online that transcend the TV broadcast experience" ...

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Anatomy of an interactive: a look at the code behind our Second Screen

Anatomy of an interactive: a look at the code behind our Second Screen | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

The Guardian: "In this post, we look at what makes the interface of the Second Screen tick and how we tackled some of the problems which we've come across" ...

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Bobby Womack releases 'mobile-first' interactive music video

Bobby Womack releases 'mobile-first' interactive music video | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Stuart Dredge: "Accessed at www.bravestman.com, the video sees you swiping up and down to guide a space shuttle, pulling planets together, and pinching to travel through an asteroid field: all soundtracked by Womack's arresting vocals."

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Secret Location Combines Gaming, Interactivity, and Telephony With Mysterious Film “The Sevens”

Secret Location Combines Gaming, Interactivity, and Telephony With Mysterious Film “The Sevens” | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Rae Ann Fera: "Toronto-based interactive agency uses a multi-layered narrative experience to test the limits of where technology meets story" ...

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Cindy Tam's comment, June 11, 2012 12:01 AM
Ever play 11th hour or Myst? This reminds me of that.. interesting to see it catching on outside of a PC. Is this sort of technological story-telling something invented or is it remembering things forgotten?
Julio Vizcarra's curator insight, August 18, 2013 11:14 PM

Transmedia en acción

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A Filmmaker’s Embrace of Nonlinear Storytelling

A Filmmaker’s Embrace of Nonlinear Storytelling | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Musa Syeed: "[...] I felt that as a filmmaker, I had reason to fear technological advancements in the field. New media/interactive/transmedia was making a medium I revered as a child seemingly obsolete, banishing motion pictures from the majestic big screen to pathetic, paltry iPhones."


DRC:  Read how Musa Syeed now views the interactive realm as "an essential part of making a traditional film."

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Six pros and cons of interactive documentaries

Six pros and cons of interactive documentaries | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Traditional documentaries are morphing into interactive experiences with the help of new technology and support from big names in the film industry...
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How Interactive Should Transmedia Be?

How Interactive Should Transmedia Be? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"Inspired by much of the latest discussion around narrative and games, I’ve been thinking about interactivity and its place in transmedia. For me that means understanding and managing audience expectations."

 

[When choosing your transmedia storytelling platforms, Sara suggests taking into account both your narrative needs and an audience's expectation of the level of interaction provided by those platforms.  It's good advice and the article contains some great specifics.]

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Zeega on New Ways of Digital Storytelling

Zeega on New Ways of Digital Storytelling | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

MIT Open Documentary Lab:  "The first [in] our series of interviews with digital storytellers, realized in collaboration with Filmmaker, here are the team behind the interactive storytelling platform Zeega."

The Digital Rocking Chair's insight:

An excellent look at interactive storytelling.  You might also like to read Introducing Storyscapes: A New Celebration of Interactive Storytelling over at TribecaFilm.com ....

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, March 11, 2013 5:55 AM

Zeega is revolutionizing web publishing and interactive storytelling for a future beyond blogs. With Zeega, you can use any media in the cloud, transform the entire screen into your playground, and share your interactive creations with the world.

cyneth's curator insight, March 11, 2013 2:58 PM

revolutionizing web publishing and interactive storytelling for a future beyond blogs. With Zeega, you can use any media in the cloud, transform the entire screen into your playground, and share your interactive creations with the world.

Barbara Truman's curator insight, April 5, 2013 7:50 AM

Sounds pretty powerful.

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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
The Digital Rocking Chair's insight:

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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Interactive Documentary Conference – Amsterdam – Nov 2012

Interactive Documentary Conference – Amsterdam – Nov 2012 | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Mandy Rose: '“How does the documentary genre connect to visual art, music or the digital revolution? To robots, poetry and interactive installations?” What’s “…the link between documentary and innovation, experiment and adventure.” This was the territory of Expanding Documentary' ...

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Multidimensional Theatre

Multidimensional Theatre | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
In this video interview, Flatland director Ralph Upton and producer Adrianne Roberts take Transmedia NZ's Anna Jackson on a journey through the new multidimensional and interactive theatre work.
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Chris Trinidad's curator insight, November 11, 2015 2:29 PM

This is a new idea of theatre that isn't as traditional as other theatre shows. This might be the start of many more new ideas to come for theatre.

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Interactive 'Lost' guide maps out six seasons of intricacy and mystery

Interactive 'Lost' guide maps out six seasons of intricacy and mystery | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Ben Kersey: "It’s hard to wrap your head around the enigma that is Lost, a show that spans 33 years across 121 episodes and six seasons, but what if you looked at it from a different perspective?"

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Fourth Wall Studios' "Dirty Work" Wins 2012 Interactive Emmy

Fourth Wall Studios' "Dirty Work" Wins 2012 Interactive Emmy | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Michael Andersen: "Tonight, the Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards held its annual awards, where the Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media – Original Interactive Television Programming was awarded to Fourth Wall Studios for their interactive program Dirty Work" ...

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Rick Heinrichs Talks FOURTH WALL STUDIOS and The Gamblers

Rick Heinrichs Talks FOURTH WALL STUDIOS and The Gamblers | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Christina Radish:  "Rick Heinrichs Talks About Interactive Transmedia, Collaborating with Creative Directors Like Tim Burton, His Directorial Debut for THE GAMBLERS Pilot & More" ...

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Showcasing Canadian Digital Creativity, part 2: Interactive Drama

Showcasing Canadian Digital Creativity, part 2: Interactive Drama | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Laura Mandengue:  "Canada is MIPCOM 2012's Country of Honour. From now until then, we'll be highlighting the nation's most creative projects, via the CMF/FMC. Enjoy!"


DRC: Part 1 can be found here.

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The Incredible Visual Artist Behind Bjork and Passion Pit

The Incredible Visual Artist Behind Bjork and Passion Pit | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Katherine Brooks: "Scott Snibbe is a New York-based media artist whose innovative vision has taken the art and music worlds to new depths of interactivity. From giant, digital public installations to touch-screen based art, the visual artist behind musicians like Bjork and Passion Pit is bringing together art, music and technology in groundbreaking ways."

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Virtual Ocean theBlu Takes Social Interaction to New Depths

Virtual Ocean theBlu Takes Social Interaction to New Depths | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Angela Watercutter: "TheBlu, a 'social digital ocean' that launched Friday, is an ambitious web app that turns computers into interactive nature documentaries" ...

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Editors and HTML5: Klynt, 3WDOC and Popcorn Maker

Editors and HTML5: Klynt, 3WDOC and Popcorn Maker | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"Why talk about the HTML5 standard, about Flash, about programming in a [i-Docs] symposium about interactive documentaries? Because in the digital world the technology moulds the content. The narrative possibilities will sooner or later clash with the technological ones. The distance between what is imagined and what is produced is marked by the latter."


DRC: A look at 3 editors for interactive content: Popcorn Maker, Klynt, and 3WDOC.  You'll find the slideshow that accompanies this discussion here.

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Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom: An Interactive, Location-Based Experience

Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom: An Interactive, Location-Based Experience | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom is a new interactive experience that debuted on February 22 at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida"...


Read how the game combines a treasure hunt with interactive trading cards, and more than 90 minutes of original animation, to create an immersive experience for the entire family.

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