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Transmedia Storytelling in Entertainment, Education and Social Change
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Is Technology Replacing Parenting?

Is Technology Replacing Parenting? | Transmedia Spain | Scoop.it
Parents have a lot of questions about what technology is good for their kids, and what they should avoid. Recently a parent was asking my opinion on the “My Baby Can Read” videos and whether she should use those with her child. Debbie has blogged about these DVDs before, but if you aren’t familiar, they are similar to the “Baby Einstein” videos in that you place your young child in front of the television to absorb information, which is far from the most effective way to help your child develop early language and literacy skills. Giving your child the latest in computer based storybooks, which allow a parent to press a button and let the computer do the reading, instead of sitting down and sharing the experience with their child, is no better.
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Toolkit Case Study | The Transmedia Conspiracy of Vladan Nikolic's "Zenith"

Toolkit Case Study | The Transmedia Conspiracy of Vladan Nikolic's "Zenith" | Transmedia Spain | Scoop.it

Vladan Nikolic is not the only filmmaker to explore the prospects of transmedia. In the New Frontiers section at Sundance last year, "Head Trauma" director Lance Weiler unveiled "Pandemic 1.0," a detailed transmedia project revolving around the story of a massive disease sweeping the United States. (Incidentally, Nikolic and Weiler met in the late 1990's, when both were early adapters of digital video.)

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NYWIFT | Transmedia storytelling and community engagement

NYWIFT | Transmedia storytelling and community engagement | Transmedia Spain | Scoop.it

Transmedia storytelling and community engagement. Event: Tuesday Apr. 10, 2012.

This panel will look at emergent work utilizing a transmedia approach that has strong film components. You will hear from the creators and strategists of such groundbreaking projects as Half the Sky, Bully and Lakou Mizik. The panelists will discuss how the form works and how creating different stories for multiple platforms engages the public in many ways and ultimately expands a film’s audience. You'll learn how a transmedia approach can enhance collaboration and community engagement that in time leads to social change.

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Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious | Ten Transmedia People - Spring 2012 Edition

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious | Ten Transmedia People - Spring 2012 Edition | Transmedia Spain | Scoop.it

Ten Transmedia People - Spring 2012 Edition | by Simon Staffans

 

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Que es Transmedia Storytelling? | Nick dut Nik |

Nick dut Nik: El Transmedia es un concepto que, en tiempos de Internet y entretenimiento digital, cobra un nuevo significado.

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WOWIO: Poe & Phillips by Jaime Roman Collado | Poe and Lovecraft investigators of paranormal affairs

WOWIO: Poe & Phillips by Jaime Roman Collado | Poe and Lovecraft investigators of paranormal affairs | Transmedia Spain | Scoop.it

It is the end of the 19th Century and two men, Edgar Allan Poe and Howard Phillips Lovecraft, will find themselves in the middle of mysterious adventures, as Investigators of Paranormal Affairs.

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How much of a game should you play before you're "done?"

How much of a game should you play before you're "done?" | Transmedia Spain | Scoop.it
To me, playing a game is like eating a pizza. You don't need to eat an entire pizza to have enjoyed a pizza. It's a similar question that Tim Parks of New York Review of Books tackles with his essay, "Why Finish Books?"
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Help Your Kids Understand the Constitution Through Comics

Help Your Kids Understand the Constitution Through Comics | Transmedia Spain | Scoop.it
Reading about the Constitution in comic form helps kids and others understand a very complicated document that is densely packed with organization, rules, and procedures. This comic would be a good guide to have along with any study of the Constitution. It shows the real life side to the origins of this important document, giving the necessary context for true understanding.
There is also a free curriculum available for use with the comic, to help teachers and students make best use of their learning time.
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The New Kind: Crowdsourced Movie Studio Creates a Bold New Kind of Sci-Fi Series

The New Kind: Crowdsourced Movie Studio Creates a Bold New Kind of Sci-Fi Series | Transmedia Spain | Scoop.it
The New Kind project is being spearheaded by visual effects hot shots whose resumes include Star Wars, Avatar and Hugo. These moonlighting pros are sharing their expertise with 200 anime enthusiasts to produce a crowdsourced labor of love made possible because the cost of CGI animation tools has dropped several hundred thousand dollars in the past few years.
“Somebody in Malaysia or Greece who lives in their mom’s basement can now create visual effects with a $2,000 computer and a $3,000 software license that’s on par, or even superior to, what you would have seen in Jurassic Park,” New Kind creator Peter Hyoguchi said in a phone interview with Wired. “If you know how to find them, there’s a glut of visual effects artists out there.”
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The Power of Storytelling | Barack Obama releases YouTube documentary to tell his story online

The Power of Storytelling | Barack Obama releases YouTube documentary to tell his story online | Transmedia Spain | Scoop.it
Barack Obama’s campaign team has long been praised for it’s innovative use of technology as a story telling an organising tool and developing a wide ranging social media arsenal, but with a new video it has upped the ante once again.

 

Obama 2012 has just released a YouTube video called “The Road We’ve Travelled” in which members of the administration past and present, including Mayor Rahm Emanual, David Axelrod, and Vice President Joseph Biden, tell the story of their first term, and the tough decisions that had to be made, and what has been achieved.


Via Gregg Morris
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TEDxRiodelaPlata | Joaquin Fargas | Simbiosis entre Arte, Ciencia y Tecnologia

Ingeniero-artista + artista-ingeniero, Joaquin Fargas integra el campo artistico, el cientifico y el tecnologico en su produccion. Desde la ciencia, divulga los conceptos y teorias de un modo ludico, poetico; desde el arte enseña a comprender las propiedades de la naturaleza y a tomar conciencia de su cuidado.

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Colbert Report: Jane McGonigal | how playing video games can make the world a better place

Jane McGonigal explains how playing video games can make the world a better place.

Via Karen Collins Henry, Jeff Hester
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Why Felicity Won't Use Free Labor | by Andrea Phillips

Why Felicity Won't Use Free Labor | by Andrea Phillips | Transmedia Spain | Scoop.it

Why I'm Against Free Labor:

I'm pretty sure I actually could get a lot of talented people on board with Felicity if I tried really hard. I could promise credit, right? Something to boost a portfolio? Something to build out experience? There might even be one or two people out there who would just enjoy the chance to work with me! But just... no. No way. Never going to happen.
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Tribeca Film Institute at The New School | Transmedia for Social Documentaries

What does the word transmedia actually mean? What do documentaries need to be to ensure that they are seen in this complex media world? Documentary filmmakers, funders, and technology experts join in conversation to explore gaming, films for mobile phones, new animation techniques, and storytelling platforms for the iPad and other tablets. This panel is an opportunity to learn about and discuss the future of media-driven communication.

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CROWDFUNDING: Tips for Success | How to run a successful crowdfunding campaign

CROWDFUNDING: Tips for Success |  How to run a successful crowdfunding campaign | Transmedia Spain | Scoop.it
Tips about documentary filmmaking and fundraising, and an interview about how to run a successful crowdfunding campaign.
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Actuable | Una comunidad online de personas y organizaciones para transformar el mundo

Actuable | Una comunidad online de personas y organizaciones para transformar el mundo | Transmedia Spain | Scoop.it

Actuable es un emprendimiento social. Pero... ¿qué es eso?

Los emprendimientos sociales son empresas que nacen con el objetivo de resolver un problema social, como si de una ONG se tratara, pero que se diferencian de ellas en que son innovadoras en los modelos de negocio y totalmente sostenibles. No dependen de la buena voluntad de la gente sino del talento que consigan acumular y de su capacidad de transformarlo en una actividad económica que al mismo tiempo produzca beneficios sociales.

Una comunidad online de personas y organizaciones para transformar el mundo diciéndole a gobiernos, empresas y otros actores importantes de nuestra sociedad qué cambios queremos.

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Las chicas a las que les gusta jugar con una cerilla y un bidon de gasolina | elConfidencial.com

Las chicas a las que les gusta jugar con una cerilla y un bidon de gasolina | elConfidencial.com | Transmedia Spain | Scoop.it

'Los Juegos del Hambre' es el ultimo fenomeno literario de escala mundial, obra de la escritora estadounidense Suzanne Collins.

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Silverstring Media | A business proposition | A look at the transmedia storytelling industry

Silverstring Media | A business proposition | A look at the transmedia storytelling industry | Transmedia Spain | Scoop.it

So here’s my idea — a business built on helping those indie creators with the awesome transmedia story ideas to create the projects and make money off of them. A business that understands transmedia storytelling and implementation and also has a strong business sense (which creative-types don’t always have), plus connections throughout the field to potential partners and freelancers, and marketing and outreach know-how. I’m talking a publishing house for transmedia productions.

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Indie Game: The Movie Screening | http://www.indiegamethemovie.com/

Indie Game: The Movie Screening | http://www.indiegamethemovie.com/ | Transmedia Spain | Scoop.it
The film follows some of the games’ designers, which is a look at these games we haven’t gotten much of in class. I can’t speak to the movie’s goodness or badness but the trailer looks promising, if somewhat overwrought. I’m going to go to it. So, if you’d like to go, check out the Plaza’s Coming Soon page: http://plazaatlanta.com/COMING_SOON.html Also, here is the film’s website: http://www.indiegamethemovie.com/
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Edutopia.org | For Engaging Projects, Connect Learning to Students’ Lives | Edutopia

Edutopia.org | For Engaging Projects, Connect Learning to Students’ Lives | Edutopia | Transmedia Spain | Scoop.it
Students' responses ranged from sadness to outrage over what they saw as a one-sided account of their Lakota Sioux culture. Those raw emotions became the fuel for a project that has taken them places they never expected. When Hanson challenged students to channel their anger into action, they teamed up with a media arts class to create a rebuttal video called More Than That.
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Kixeye quietly makes big bucks on hardcore Facebook games

Kixeye quietly makes big bucks on hardcore Facebook games | Transmedia Spain | Scoop.it

“Our games monetize very well,” chief executive Will Harbin told VentureBeat. “Just having half a million users in a game is enough. And we’ve done that without making sacrifices, like offering special deals every day to our users.”

If that sounds like a jab at rivals such as Zynga or Kabam, it is. Harbin doesn’t mind talking tough when it comes to giving his honest opinion on rivals or bad games.

“It’s easy for others to lose their focus on quality,” he said. “That’s where we are laser-focused.”

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Welcome to SXSW Interactive 2012

Welcome to SXSW Interactive 2012 | Transmedia Spain | Scoop.it

The annual South By Southwest Interactive Festival kicked off last weekend in Austin, Texas. Take a peek inside to meet some of the attendees and see the crowded hallways, packed panel rooms and Startup America's Startup Village, a new showcase and learning center for entrepreneurs launching new businesses.

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Let’s Call It What It Is: Pervasive Communication | Intelligent Catalyst

Let’s Call It What It Is: Pervasive Communication | Intelligent Catalyst | Transmedia Spain | Scoop.it
When people talk about businesses needing to become more social, what do they really mean? I suggest they mean for them to be more attentive to the needs and actions of their ecosystem: customers, employees, partners, competitors, vendors…the list goes on. In the past this was done through surveys and focus groups, through phone calls and emails, and even the occasional note in the suggestion box. Was this social? I don’t know. Was this engagement? Absolutely. It was engagement using the tools — the media — available at the time. It boils down to communications. We’re living in an era where communication is ubiquitous. We have a generation of “hyper-connected” individuals with a new mind set; a paradigm shift.
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Linden Lab: "The Weirder The Better" | Second Life 'extremely profitable,' company looking to expand

Linden Lab: "The Weirder The Better" | Second Life 'extremely profitable,' company looking to expand | Transmedia Spain | Scoop.it

"I'm very comfortable with that label of, 'Are you guys really in the games business?' That's a good question. It shows that we're elbowing around the edges, which is where I like to be."

- Rod Humble, CEO, Linden Lab

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