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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Kinect Sesame Street TV for Xbox 360 will get kids moving

Kinect Sesame Street TV for Xbox 360 will get kids moving | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Josh Atkins: "The future of TV is inherently interactive. It's not just a process of sitting on the couch, putting your feet up and watching your favourite show."

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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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Puppets Are Back: The Reemerging Popularity And Relevance Of Inanimate Objects

Puppets Are Back: The Reemerging Popularity And Relevance Of Inanimate Objects | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
If you have any doubt that puppets are playing an influential role in our current culture, just take a look at what happened last week, when they were implicated as communists in a liberal, anti-corporation plot.
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Will Xbox, Sesame St, Nat Geo and Disney create the perfect educational game?

Will Xbox, Sesame St, Nat Geo and Disney create the perfect educational game? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
In 2012, the latest in educational games, codenamed Rush, will feature a cross between some of the most well known brands of the past and present.
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Kinect TV And Sesame Street Hack The Next Generation Of TV

Kinect TV And Sesame Street Hack The Next Generation Of TV | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Downloadable, linear episodes run like a normal television show but give children opportunities to play simple games with familiar characters and don virtual costumes that mold to their bodies and play around with the show's environment.

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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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'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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Jim Henson's Family And Fans Aim To Honor And Extend His Creative Legacy

Jim Henson's Family And Fans Aim To Honor And Extend His Creative Legacy | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Did you see what Google did late last month? In honor of Jim Henson's 75th birthday, they posted a logo which featured five Muppet-like characters.
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'Sesame Street' Special on Hunger Introduces New Muppet Character

'Sesame Street' Special on Hunger Introduces New Muppet Character | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Lily, a 7-year-old girl, is meant to represent one of the 17 million American children that the Department of Agriculture estimates has limited or uncertain access to food.

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Jim Henson Google Doodle Lets You Try Your Hand at Digital Puppetry

Jim Henson Google Doodle Lets You Try Your Hand at Digital Puppetry | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
On September 24, Muppets creator Jim Henson would have been 75. And in his honor Google has rolled out its latest amazing Doodle a little early.
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A Game-Changer for Television? Sesame Street Will Be First Interactive Show

A Game-Changer for Television? Sesame Street Will Be First Interactive Show | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
The Kinect technology that was on display at Microsoft’s opening presentation on Monday night, introducing the first truly interactive television show, can be a game-changer for the content industry...
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Bringing Sesame Street to the Xbox Wasn’t As Easy as 1-2-3

Bringing Sesame Street to the Xbox Wasn’t As Easy as 1-2-3 | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
When Microsoft announced earlier this year that Double Fine would be making a Kinect-based Sesame Street game, many wondered if the developer studio behind Psychonauts and Brutal Legend were leaving their own original ideas behind for a lucrative license...

 

[An interesting look at designing video games for kids and working within an existing storyworld franchise.]

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The Muppets’ Branded Entertainment Genius

The Muppets’ Branded Entertainment Genius | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
An award-winning music video, appearances on Saturday Night Live and The Daily Show, millions of YouTube views and Twitter dominance – no, it’s not Justin Bieber. It’s the Muppets.
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Revitalizing the Muppets Franchise

Revitalizing the Muppets Franchise | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
This month's The Muppets movie tries to reverse decades of brand mismanagement.
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Paul David Wimsett's comment, August 12, 2012 3:23 AM
I don't think Muppet Christmas Carol was a mistake-it's such as a common theme that it could have been done before Disney. Treasure Island and Wizard of Oz less so.
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Sesame Workshop, NatGeo to Supply Interactive Kids Programming for Microsoft Xbox

Sesame Workshop, NatGeo to Supply Interactive Kids Programming for Microsoft Xbox | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Microsoft is teaming up with Sesame Workshop and National Geographic to develop interactive kids programming for the Xbox 360 that will allow kids to use Kinect motion-sensing and voice recognition technology to interact with educational programs.
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aimee hozack's curator insight, April 21, 2013 7:48 PM

What a fabulous idea. We all know most childraha have Xbox's at home and would therefore be able to easily access this from home!

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Jim Henson's Family and Fans Aim to Honor and Extend His Creative Legacy -- Part 2

Jim Henson's Family and Fans Aim to Honor and Extend His Creative Legacy -- Part 2 | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
An epic fantasy adventure inspired by classic Henson features, this feature-length film plans on taking moviegoers to a variety of magical locations that are familiar, but seen in unique and hilarious new ways.
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The Muppets AMC Theatres Policy Trailer [Fun]

Things to remember:

1. Don't use a phone, even if there is a banana in your ear.

2. Silence your pagers.

3. Turn off your microwaves.

4. Don't play the drums.

5. Most importantly...Don't act smart with Miss Piggy! She will beat you into next Tuesday!
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Jim Henson's world of muppets and magic - in pictures

Jim Henson's world of muppets and magic - in pictures | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Jim Henson, puppeteer and entertainer extraordinaire, would have been 75 today, we look back at some of his greatest creations...
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