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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On Transmedia and Education: A Conversation With Robot Heart Stories' Jen Begeal and Inanimate Alice's Laura Fleming (Part Two)

On Transmedia and Education: A Conversation With Robot Heart Stories' Jen Begeal and Inanimate Alice's Laura Fleming (Part Two) | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Some transmedia properties are entirely top-down, deploying fairly conventional models of authorship, despite their deployment across multiple media platforms. Others include strong elements of participatory culture. How central is youth participation in the production and circulation of media to your visions for transmedia education?

 

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[Transmedia] Case Study: BZRK

[Transmedia] Case Study: BZRK | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Publishing House, Egmont Press demonstrate how they are working with writer Michael Grant to discover new ways of bringing stories to children and young adults...

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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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"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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Media, Transmedia, and a Girl Named Alice

Media, Transmedia, and a Girl Named Alice | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Transmedia is a powerful new form of interactive storytelling, and Inanimate Alice is its darling.
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In Superhero-Loving [Transmedia] America, Tintin Has An Uphill Battle To Become The Next Batman

In Superhero-Loving [Transmedia] America, Tintin Has An Uphill Battle To Become The Next Batman | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Can this Old World take on transmedia succeed in the U.S., or is it like asking Americans to put mayonnaise on their frites, when all they want is ketchup on their fries?

 

[An interesting look at the cultural drivers behind transmedia properties.]

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Summer Glau THE HUMAN PRESERVATION PROJECT Interview

Summer Glau THE HUMAN PRESERVATION PROJECT Interview | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Initially inspired by the unique world portrayed in 5 Gum’s TV commercials and launched with mysterious coded messages, The Human Preservation Project is an Alternative Reality Game, starring Terry O’Quinn and Summer Glau, that delves audiences further into the World of 5 through a transmedia experience...
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[Transmedia Showcase] Down the Rabbit Hole with Lance Weiler

[Transmedia Showcase] Down the Rabbit Hole with Lance Weiler | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Recognized as a pioneer because of the way he makes and distributes his work – critically acclaimed Transmedia director/writer Lance Weiler showcases “PANDEMIC” a storyworld experience consisting of film, mobile, online, social gaming and data visualization combined to tell the story of a strange pandemic outbreak.
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Robot Heart Stories Sends Kids on Cross-Country Trek Fueled by Imagination

Robot Heart Stories Sends Kids on Cross-Country Trek Fueled by Imagination | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Lance Weiler’s most recent project began with a simple yet provocative question: can a robot reboot education?

 

[An excellent example of transmedia in education.]

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YSA Azrael’s Stop – by Lucas JW Johnson

YSA Azrael’s Stop – by Lucas JW Johnson | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

At the start of this year, I launched an experimental transmedia story called Azrael’s Stop. After a few months of lacklustre audience and a structure swamped in problems, I affirmed that yes, I do in fact suck at transmedia...

 

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Case study: Assassin’s Creed, an transmedia franchise I/2

Case study: Assassin’s Creed, an transmedia franchise I/2 | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

In the wake of the official launch of Assassin’s Creed Revelations, the latest video game to feature Ezio the Italian assassin, we could not resist the urge to tell you a little bit about a saga that has sold more than 28 million units worldwide...

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Transmedia Trailblazers: SLJ Reviews Six Multiplatform Titles

Transmedia Trailblazers: SLJ Reviews Six Multiplatform Titles | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

These transmedia titles operate on a variety of platforms to support and extend the reading experience and tantalize tech-savvy youngsters who like to spend their leisure time plugged in...

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Get Ready To GoBZRK With Writer Michael Grant and Transmedia Expert Alex LeMay

Get Ready To GoBZRK With Writer Michael Grant and Transmedia Expert Alex LeMay | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Want to get in on the ground floor of the latest cross-medium project, GoBZRK? Well… too late, as it's been secretly going on in videos, tweets, and more for weeks now...

 

[An in-depth look at this transmedia "phenomenon".]

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On Transmedia and Education: A Conversation With Robot Heart Stories' Jen Begeal and Inanimate Alice's Laura Fleming (Part One)

On Transmedia and Education: A Conversation With Robot Heart Stories' Jen Begeal and Inanimate Alice's Laura Fleming (Part One) | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

This week, I want to showcase two innovative projects which seek to explore the intersections between transmedia storytelling, participatory culture, and education -- Robot Heart Stories and Inanimate Alice.

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Molly Westmoreland's curator insight, October 2, 2014 1:09 PM

Robot Heart Stories: Experimental learning project that challenges two underprivileged classrooms a country apart to help a "lost robot" home.  The experiment connects technology, language skills, different cultures, and basically all subjects (math, reading, science, writing) in a fun game that is placing learning directly into the hands of all students.  

Inanimate Alice: Interactive episodes that combine text, sound, and images to tell the story of a young girl named Alice.  

Points out transmedia has long been property of commercial franchises aimed at young people, but questions the time lapse that occurs before society explored the implications of transmedia for education

  

 

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Exploring the Future Normal at New Frontier 2012

Exploring the Future Normal at New Frontier 2012 | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
“Consumer culture positions technology to expand and transcend human limitations,” Frilot says. “But the works here have another vision, where media technology integration really sustains our humanity, fortifies the cornerstones of what makes us human—our social nature and creativity.”

 

[A look at the new media works at this year's Sundance: New Frontier.]

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Interview with Chicago-Based Writer BC Rice about his new Transmedia Series.

Interview with Chicago-Based Writer BC Rice about his new Transmedia Series. | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Outstanding Pajamas is a transmedia series created by Chicago-based writer and artist BC Rice.
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Rome: The Path of an Album to a Transmedia Property

Rome: The Path of an Album to a Transmedia Property | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Details have been slowly emerging about the Rome transmedia property. Originally a straight forward music album, two music videos (traditional and interactive HTML5) have since been released, and a full-length feature film is now being developed at the Sundance Lab. How did it evolve into a fully orchestrated music transmedia project?

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Join the Pubmedia Vanguard! [2011's Most Intriguing Transmedia Projects]

Join the Pubmedia Vanguard! [2011's Most Intriguing Transmedia Projects] | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"How are journalists, filmmakers and sound artists telling compelling stories across multiple platforms?"

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Scholastic’s New Transmedia Tween Series, Google’s Goggles, Online Education

Scholastic’s New Transmedia Tween Series, Google’s Goggles, Online Education | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Kids can now “Call Elmo” directly from a smartphone (with Sesame Street’s new app that lets kids talk to their favorite furry monster about a variety of...
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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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[Transmedia] Case Study: Gumball

[Transmedia] Case Study: Gumball | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"It was about approaching text, design and rich media at the highest standards we could and centralising the process so that one single investment became a toolkit for everyone in the company to use in the same way to the same standards."

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Dark Score Stories Provides Puzzles for Stephen King Fans

Dark Score Stories Provides Puzzles for Stephen King Fans | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
A&E released seven exclusive videos from its upcoming mini-series Bag of Bones, with a catch: to access the videos, first solve a series of increasingly difficult puzzles hidden in the lines of text complementing an online photo essay, Dark Score Stories...
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Case study : Assassin’s Creed, a transmedia franchise 2/2

Case study : Assassin’s Creed, a transmedia franchise 2/2 | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Following the launch of the Assassin’s Creed: Revelations video game, we are continuing with our overview of the saga, which has sold 28 million units worldwide.

 

[Part 1 can be found @scoopit http://bit.ly/sxvGzk]

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Forget books, GoBZRK

Forget books, GoBZRK | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
When Brandon Trudel first saw mentions of “Nexus Humanus,” an organization that promises to “create sustainable happiness, one life at a time” on Twitter, he had no idea he was about to be pulled deep down inside an alternate reality and the world of BZRK...
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Egmont Publishing focuses £1m marketing push on transmedia ARG

Egmont Publishing focuses £1m marketing push on transmedia ARG | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Egmont is promoting the upcoming Michael Grant book BZRK with a £1m digital marketing campaign focusing on an online and mobile alternate-reality game (ARG).

 

[More on GoBZRK ... is it transmedia storytelling or transmedia marketing?]

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