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Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age
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Global Giving Turns Evaluating Aid Into A Game

Global Giving Turns Evaluating Aid Into A Game | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Using analytics to figure out whether development programs are working is an important new quest. The online giving organization is paying locals to collect simple stories about the impact of aid, to see if the dollars are adding up to anything.

 

[An interesting application of gaming techniques ... "Gamification" for Good.]


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Alan Moore – meet the man behind the protest mask

Alan Moore – meet the man behind the protest mask | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
From Wall St to Athens and Occupy sit-ins worldwide, protesters are wearing masks inspired by V for Vendetta.
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"Passing the Ball" of online safety, part one | Games for Change

"Passing the Ball" of online safety, part one | Games for Change | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Game designer Gregory Weir tells us about Passing the Ball, a game created with GDC Online and Web Wise Kids about Internet safety.
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Pop Sandbox launches interactive film version of The Next Day

Pop Sandbox launches interactive film version of The Next Day | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Toronto transmedia company Pop Sandbox has launched an interactive Web version of The Next Day, which chronicles the stories of four suicide-attempt...
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Think Global, Act Local: Transmedia on the World Stage

Think Global, Act Local: Transmedia on the World Stage | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Anita Ondine took some time out of her busy schedule to share some thoughts around how Transmedia can be a vehicle for social change and its role on the world stage.

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Social media, tipping points and revolutions

Social media, tipping points and revolutions | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
As experts have studied the "Arab Spring" revolutions that took place in Tunisia and Egypt, it has become increasingly clear that while social-media tools such as Facebook and Twitter may not have caused these events, they played a crucial role in...
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Half the Sky mobile games update October 2011 | Games for Change

Half the Sky mobile games update October 2011 | Games for Change | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
An update on the mobile games project between Half the Sky and Games for Change.

 

These four games cover topics such as maternal health, deworming, family values, and forced prostitution.  Part I can be found @scoopit http://bit.ly/uML5TW

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How Transmedia Can Lead To Social Change

How Transmedia Can Lead To Social Change | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

…transmedia moves people from Awareness to Engagement — by building a story universe…each project has at its core the use of local voice, in partnership with the platform creators.

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Sesame Street's 'Change The World': New Inspirational Muppet Video (WATCH)

Sesame Street's 'Change The World': New Inspirational Muppet Video (WATCH) | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

They've been inspiring kids for over four decades, so it should be no surprise that Sesame Street's latest song is a fun little groove called "Change The World."

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Occupy Wall Street Word Cloud: What Are The Protests About?

Occupy Wall Street Word Cloud: What Are The Protests About? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
When protesters first gained attention for camping out in Manhattan's Zuccotti Park, pundits and politicians were constantly asking what Occupy Wall Street was really about?
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Think Occupy Wall St. is a phase? You don't get it

Think Occupy Wall St. is a phase? You don't get it | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Douglas Rushkoff: Media derides the Wall Street protest at its peril. The net-driven movement is a preview of a new sustainable disussion on disconnect in U.S.
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Occupy Wall Street and Digital Activism 3.0

Occupy Wall Street and Digital Activism 3.0 | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Digital activism is much more than flash mobs and Facebook.
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40 hashtags for social good

40 hashtags for social good | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Sending a tweet into the Twitterverse without a proper tag is like stocking a library with no regard to author or subject matter.
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Facebook Game 'WeTopia' Allows Players To Donate To Charity By Building Virtual Village

Facebook Game 'WeTopia' Allows Players To Donate To Charity By Building Virtual Village | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Facebook gamers addicted to racking up coins, points, jewels, crops and the like can now do more than earn bragging rights -- and fill up your news feed.
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Do u h8 h8? DoSomething.org Wants Teens To Text For Social Good :)

Do u h8 h8? DoSomething.org Wants Teens To Text For Social Good :) | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
It’s a constant challenge for social causes: how to expand reach while really engaging potential and current volunteers and donors. The answer might just be found in the back pocket of a teenager’s jeans.

 

[A great read for those incorporating mobile in their transmedia worlds.]

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Using Transmedia Change Aid Communications

Using Transmedia Change Aid Communications | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"What [Tom Murphy finds] most compelling about transmedia is that it involves multiple forms of media that incorporate traditional with new and social medias to create an interactive experience.  NGOs could greatly benefit from this approach as a way to break the bonds of stigmatization. Trying to parse out the definition of transmedia can be a bit more confusing that needed. So, [he] will use an example of how MSF [Médecins Sans Frontières] is employing transmedia with its Urban Survivors campaign."

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When Church Meets Transmedia: A Convergence of Community

When Church Meets Transmedia: A Convergence of Community | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Transmedia storytelling could be the stitches that lead to healing—a convergence of mediums and platforms working together to create an experience accessible to multiple generations and cultures...

 

[A more traditional form of transmedia activism ...]

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Lina Srivastava Discusses Transmedia Activism

Lina Srivastava Discusses Transmedia Activism | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Lina Srivastava works at the intersection of many fields which gives her a really unique take on what cross-platform work can do. She coined the term "transmedia activism" to describe a cross-platform storytelling framework that creates multiple points of entry to raise awareness and influence action.
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[Transmedia for Good] Andrew Slack - The strength of a story

Andrew Slack is creator, co-founder, and Executive Director of the Harry Potter Alliance which takes a creative approach to activism by mobilizing thousands ...
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Half the Sky transmedia project update 10/2011

Half the Sky transmedia project update 10/2011 | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
From a prime-time TV series, a Facebook game, low-end mobiles games, websites, educational videos, and more, Half the Sky is poised to deliver extensive high-quality content, across many platforms, to raise awareness and turn engagement into real-world action..
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MTV's 'True Life: Occupy Wall Street' Turns Movement Into Reality Show

MTV's 'True Life: Occupy Wall Street' Turns Movement Into Reality Show | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Though networks typically dispatch embeds during campaign season, MTV took a different approach to the tactic when it dispatched youth into the Occupy Wall Street protests for its show "True Life."...
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Batman Says ‘Raise My Taxes’ as Occupy Movement Comes to Comics

Batman Says ‘Raise My Taxes’ as Occupy Movement Comes to Comics | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Bruce Wayne might be a rich guy, but he's sympathetic to protesters' cause. Berlin-based artist Anjin Anhut's Occupy Gotham is part of the first wave of comic book visuals based on the Occupy Wall Street movement.
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Occupy Sesame Street Goes Viral

Occupy Sesame Street Goes Viral | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
O is for... occupation? Occupy Wall Street has spread to more than 25 cities nationwide, and one of those is inhabited by a big yellow bird.
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'Sesame Street' Launches Anti-Bullying Campaign

'Sesame Street' Launches Anti-Bullying Campaign | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
NEW YORK — Big Bird's problems getting into "The Good Birds Club" are at the center of an anti-bullying effort being launched by "Sesame Street." The venerable PBS show will air a special episode Monday that aims to teach preschoolers how to...
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A shocking connection: film-maker uncovers Blood in the Mobile

A shocking connection: film-maker uncovers Blood in the Mobile | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Stephen Applebaum: Frank Poulsen's eye-opening new documentary exposes a link between the war in DR Congo and our mobile phones...
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