Danielle Zimmerman: "This special may be terrible, but you should still watch it. (After all, it’s all technically canon!) Sure, the long holiday season may be finally coming to a close, but there’s no such thing as the best time to watch this holiday special. So, why not watch it now?"
The Silhouette: "There are few children’s stories as timeless as Anne of Green Gables. Lucy Maud Montgomery’s stories have been adapted in dozens of different ways, the most recent being Green Gables Fables, a transmedia webseries created by Mandy Harmon, Alicia Whitson, and Marie Trotter."
Jaya Mahajan: "Priya’s Shakti is a social impact multi media project that has an augmented reality (AR) comic book, street art and social media pages . It is a project that aims to create an alternative attitude towards violence against women."
John Freeman: "As well as the graphic novels [...] this intriguing transmedia project includes interactive promenade theatre, freeform role-play, online adventures, an interactive book, and a feature film."
Bree Brouwer: "PBS Digital Studios, in partnership with Pemberley Digital, just released its first-ever series based on a story that’s nearly 200 years old. Frankenstein, MD, a modern, online video adaptation of Mary Shelley’s classic novel came alive on August 19, 2014."
Mona Shattell: "How does one go about an interdisciplinary project spanning art and science? How might this look? we set out to explore how mental health advocacy, video game design, and documentary filmmaking could come together to enhance understanding and fight stigma about mental illness."
Sam Gutelle: "Last August, The Lizzie Bennet Diaries won an Interactive Emmy Award, adding shiny gold feathers to the caps of creator Bernie Su and transmedia director Jay Bushman. Lizzie Bennet was able to win its Emmy because of its impressive transmedia presence, which includes 35 different Twitter feeds for individual characters and a handful of spin-off vlog channels" ...
Mike Vogel: "State of Syn isn’t an ordinary series. There are episodes with a stylistic approach that feels more like a video game than a webseries, a mobile app where you unlock puzzles, and a Google Glass app currently in development."
Oriane Hurard: "ARTE France and its associated producers continue to explore web documentary, participatory fiction, online magazine and many other transmedia creative formats. Among these, Type:Rider is an outstanding example – both in its subject matter and its auteurist vision of video game design."
Carlos Aguilar: "As one of the most visionary creators in modern time, David Cronenberg has garnered an eclectic filmography that includes deranged horror masterpieces like Videodrome and more conventional, yet audacious, narratives like A History of Violence. Now, audiences will have the chance to be immersed in the filmmaker’s universe via the TIFF and the Canadian Film Centre’s Media Lab (CFC Media Lab) transmedia production Body/Mind/Change."
Business Lounge: "Today’s TV programs reach far beyond the screen with a presence online, in social media, in merchandise and more. Locally [Australian], mememe productions has experienced this transmedia explosion firsthand, with its Emmy Award-winning children’s hit dirtgirlworld" ...
Gillian Shaw: "Paul Pattison and Luke Minaker knew they were onto something when they got an email from the mother of a nine-year-old who read the first instalment of their interactive story, Weirdwood Manor" ...
Tony Sauro: "These days, William Shakespeare’s “all the world” is more than just a theatrical “stage.” It’s a drama. A film. A radio play. Twitter improvisation. A photo documentary. Live “streaming.” Video games."
Wellywood Woman: "Single Rwandan is a four-unit transmedia project on many screens and in many voices: a documentary, a participatory web documentary, a book and an art installation, each looking from a different perspective at the search for love in today's Rwanda and how that search uses the internet and other new technologies."
Lina Srivastava: "Who is Dayani Cristal?, is an intimate examination of the journey of one migrant who perished in the Arizona desert, far from his native Honduras, with no real identification but a name tattooed over his heart" ...
Transmedia Producer, Lina Srivastava, shares the social impact tools that accompany Who Is Dayani Cristal?
Simon Staffans: "[...] as the evolution of media and multiplatform storytelling apparently never slows down, here’s a continuation of my mini-series of looking at interesting projects in the transmedia / multiplatform / cross media vein."
Simon Staffans:'One thing that struck me as I was putting together [One Year In Now Media 2013 Edition] is that it was shock full of great examples of storytelling in the ”Now Media” vein – from documentaries to ads, from TV series to native online content. All in all, a pretty great recap of what 2013 was all about, multiplatform and transmedia storytelling-wise.'
"Reality rarely exceeds expectations, and when it does, it begets expectations for the future. When I watched The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, I did not know what to expect, I don’t think anyone did—not even the creators" ...
The Digital Rocking Chair's insight:
Some interesting insights from Welcome to the Spinster House ...
Maniandr: "Hank Green and Bernie Su explore the power of storytelling in multiple forms of media; attracting younger generations to this canonical text. The modern day adaptation is by no means a replacement of Jane Austen’s eloquent words, rather this approach complements the novel through reader engagement and fostering divergent paths of thinking."
Fiona Milburn: 'Cate McQuillen and Hewey Eustace of mememe productions are the creative force behind the Emmy Award winning dirtgirlworld. Made for 4 to 7-year-olds, this quirky eco-series and transmedia property teaches children that we protect what we love. Dirtgirlworld is a celebration of life outside with the main characters, dirtgirl and scrapboy, inviting us all to “go get grubby!”'
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