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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DC Entertainment Launches 'We Can Be Heroes' Humanitarian Fundraising Campaign

DC Entertainment Launches 'We Can Be Heroes' Humanitarian Fundraising Campaign | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
DC Entertainment has announced a new corporate, "We Can Be Heroes" giving campaign fronted by silhouettes of its Justice League characters designed to benefit Save the Children, International Rescue Committee and Mercy Corps' humanitarian efforts in Africa...
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Innovent’s Transmedia Production Premiers at Sundance Film Festivals New Frontier

Innovent’s Transmedia Production Premiers at Sundance Film Festivals New Frontier | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Black Males is an innovative transmedia art project that facilitates a dialogue between a critical mass of Black men from diverse and contending backgrounds; and creates a platform for them to represent and redefine Black male identity in America.

 

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'Angry Brides' Game Targets Illegal Dowry Demands

'Angry Brides' Game Targets Illegal Dowry Demands | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Anger at the practice of demanding dowries, which can lead to violence against brides, has prompted a takeoff of "Angry Birds" called "Angry Brides" that aims to highlight the illegal practice still prevalent in many South Asian countries...
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Could Cancer Cure Barbie? Mattel vs. Beautiful and Bald Barbie

Could Cancer Cure Barbie?  Mattel vs. Beautiful and Bald Barbie | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Barbie is just shy of 53 years old. She’s survived the Vietnam War, the fall of the Berlin Wall and German reunification, both wars with Iraq and has managed to outlast 10 U.S. Presidents. But she might have just met her match with two cancer survivors.
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Serious Games: Changing the World with Transmedia

Serious Games: Changing the World with Transmedia | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"Social impact gaming is now a mature community and movement that can't be ignored, with bridges to other communities such as independent film and documentaries."

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Working to change human trafficking [Transmedia]

Working to change human trafficking [Transmedia] | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
To this end, [Chelo Alvarez-Stehle] is currently producing a transmedia project that combines a documentary film, “SANDS OF SILENCE: A Personal Journey Into the Trafficking of Women,” and a social impact, web-based game, “SOS_SLAVES: Changing the Trafficking Game.”
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9 Social Media Uprisings That Sought to Change the World in 2011

9 Social Media Uprisings That Sought to Change the World in 2011 | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Social media has not only been at the core of major protest stories, but drove some of 2011′s biggest news stories, from Occupy Wall Street to the Arab Spring.
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What Television Can Learn From Digital Occupy

What Television Can Learn From Digital Occupy | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
While big media and other critics slam Occupy Wall Street for lacking a cohesive message, the movement continues to just get on with things, including its own media, innovating in the process and providing a case-study for excellence in editorial, production and broadcasting.
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Club Penguin renews charitable efforts

Club Penguin renews charitable efforts | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
The snow-themed virtual world of Club Penguin will be seeing a different kind of online activity this holiday season with the launch of the site's fifth annual Coins for Change event.
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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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The historical context of DC’s ‘We Can Be Heroes’ Initiative

The historical context of DC’s ‘We Can Be Heroes’ Initiative | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
While the initiative was unveiled just this morning, this is not the first time comics publishers have used superheroes to help benefit charities seeking to end hunger and famine in Africa...
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Angry Brides: A Mind-Boggling Video Game About Domestic Violence

Angry Brides: A Mind-Boggling Video Game About Domestic Violence | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Here's a peculiar internet phenomenon that leaves me unable to discern ironic offensiveness from earnest idiocy from cultural paradox: Angry Brides, a Facebook game in which you play an angry Indian wife who bludgeons her husband with frying pans...

 

[Another look at "Angry Brides" but this article asks: Does the end justify the means?  It's very interesting to compare this article with the one over at Huffington Post ... @scoopit http://bit.ly/AohLxp]

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“Passing the Ball” of online safety, part two | Games for Change

“Passing the Ball” of online safety, part two | Games for Change | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
The second part of the Games for Change interview with the creators of Passing the Ball, with UBM's Simon Carless.

 

[Part one can be found @scoopit http://bit.ly/tOI9of]

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"Black Man, Why Are You So Violent?" & Other Questions from New Transmedia Project Premiering This Weekend (NY)

"Black Man, Why Are You So Violent?" & Other Questions from New Transmedia Project Premiering This Weekend (NY) | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
This weekend, New Yorkers will be the first to experience Question Bridge: Black Males, a new transmedia art project that seeks to redefine black male identity.
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Change the World with Transmedia Storytelling

Change the World with Transmedia Storytelling | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"We live in a transmedia world. Information, stories, marketing come at us from all sides [...] In addition to spreading your messages and interventions across multiple media or platforms, you need to find a way to grab their attention through the clutter."

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The Firefly Fans Who Teamed Up With Neil Gaiman To Fight For Free Speech

The Firefly Fans Who Teamed Up With Neil Gaiman To Fight For Free Speech | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

One day, Professor Jim Miller at the University of Wisconsin put the following poster on his classroom door...

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Greenpeace unleashes potent multi-platform protest

Greenpeace unleashes potent multi-platform protest | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Powerful, emotive and starkly original, Publicis Mojo‘s latest multi-platform campaign for Greenpeace is a simple yet stunning piece of PR, incorporating everything from pop-up art galleries to support from Radiohead...
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Lina Srivastava: Badass Activist Friday

Lina Srivastava: Badass Activist Friday | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

A transmedia universe around a social issue creates a number of entry points for activists, influencers, policymakers and members of the general public to participate in dialogue, create shifts in perception or culture, and engage in direct action.

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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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