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MIT TechTV – Cities and the Future of Entertainment

MIT TechTV – Cities and the Future of Entertainment | Transmedia Talks | Scoop.it

This year's Futures of Entertainment 5 conference launched with a special event, hosted by the MIT Communications Forum, which specifically highlighted the international dimensions of our work, and it closed with a Technobrega performance at one of Cambridge's hotter night clubs. Both reflect our ongoing engagement with the cultures of Brazil and specifically with the City of Rio.

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MIT TechTV – The Futures of Nonfiction Storytelling

MIT TechTV – The Futures of Nonfiction Storytelling | Transmedia Talks | Scoop.it

Digital communication has arguably impacted the lives of journalists more than any other media practitioner. But new platforms and ways of circulating content are providing vast new opportunities for journalists and documentarians. How have–and might–nonfiction storytellers incorporate many of the emerging strategies of transmedia storytelling and audience participation from marketing and entertainment, and what experiments are currently underway that are showing the potential paths forward?

 

Moderator: Johnathan Taplin (University of Southern California)

 

Panelists: Molly Bingham (photojournalist; founder of ORB); Chris O’Brien (San Jose Mercury News), Patricia Zimmermann (Ithaca College) and Lenny Altschuler (Televisa)

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MIT TechTV – he Futures of Serialized Storytelling

MIT TechTV – he Futures of Serialized Storytelling | Transmedia Talks | Scoop.it

A variety of experiments with serialized video storytelling. What can we learn from some of the most compelling emerging ways to tell ongoing stories through online video, cross-platform features and applications and real world engagement? What models for content creation are emerging, and what are the stakes for content creators and audiences alike?

 

Moderator: Laurie Baird (Georgia Tech)

 

Panelists: Matt Locke (Storythings, UK), Steve Coulson (Campfire), Lynn Liccardo (soap opera critic), and Denise Mann (University of California-Los Angeles)

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MIT TechTV – At What Cost?: The Privacy Issues that Must Be Considered in a Digital World.

MIT TechTV – At What Cost?: The Privacy Issues that Must Be Considered in a Digital World. | Transmedia Talks | Scoop.it

The vast range of new experiments to facilitated greater audience participation and more personalized media content bring are often accomplished through much deeper uses of audience data and platforms whose business models are built on the collection and use of data. What privacy issues must be considered beneath the enthusiasm for these new innovations? What are the fault lines beneath the surface of digital entertainment and marketing, and what is the appropriate balance between new modes of communication and communication privacy?

 

Participants: Jonathan Zittrain (Harvard University) and Helen Nissenbaum (New York University)

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MIT TechTV – Creating with the Crowd: Crowdsourcing for Funding, Producing and Circulating Media Content.

MIT TechTV – Creating with the Crowd: Crowdsourcing for Funding, Producing and Circulating Media Content. | Transmedia Talks | Scoop.it

Beyond the buzzword and gimmicks using the concept, crowdsourcing is emerging as a new way in which creators are funding media production, inviting audiences into the creation process and exploring new and innovative means of circulating media content. What are some of the innovative projects forging new paths forward, and what can be learned from them? How are attempts at crowdsourcing creating richer media content and greater ownership for fans? And what are the barriers and risks ahead for making these models more prevalent?

 

Moderator: Ana Domb (Almabrands, Chile)

 

Panelists: Mirko Schäfer (Utrecht University, The Netherlands), Bruno Natal (Queremos, Brazil), Timo Vuorensola (Wreckamovie, Finland) and Caitlin Boyle (Film Sprout)

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FoE5 – Spreadable Media: Creating Value and Meaning in a Networked Society.

FoE5 – Spreadable Media: Creating Value and Meaning in a Networked Society. | Transmedia Talks | Scoop.it

How are the shifting relations between media producers and their audiences transforming the concept of meaningful participation? And how do alternative systems for the circulation of media texts pave the way for new production modes, alternative genres of content, and new relationships between producers and audiences? Henry Jenkins, Sam Ford, and Joshua Green–co-authors of the forthcoming book Spreadable Media–share recent experiments from independent filmmakers, video game designers, comic book creators, and artists and discuss the promises and challenges of models for deeper audience participation with the media industries, setting the stage for the issues covered by the conference.

 

Speakers: Henry Jenkins (University of Southern California), Sam Ford (Peppercom Strategic Communications) and Joshua Green (Undercurrent)

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MIT TechTV – The Futures of Music

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The music industry is often cited as the horror story that all other entertainment genres might learn from: how the digital era has laid waste to a traditional business model. But what new models for musicians and for the music industry exist in the wake of this paradigm shift, and what can other media industries learn from emerging models of content creation and circulation?

 

Moderator: Nancy Baym (Kansas University)

 

Panelists: Mike King (Berklee College of Music), João Brasil (Brazilian artist), Chuck Fromm (Worship Leader Media), Erin McKeown (musical artist and fellow with the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University) and Brian Whitman (The Echo Nest)

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MIT TechTV – The Futures of Children’s Media

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Children’s media has long been an innovator in creating new ways of storytelling. In a digital era, what emerging practices are changing the ways in which stories are being told to children, and what are the challenges unique to children’s properties in an online communication environment?

 

Moderator: Sarah Banet-Weiser (University of Southern California)

 

Panelists: Melissa Anelli (The Leaky Cauldron), Gary Goldberger (FableVision) and John Bartlett (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

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FoE5 – Introduction (Day 2)

FoE5 – Introduction (Day 2) | Transmedia Talks | Scoop.it

Grant McCracken (author of Chief Culture Officer; Culturematic)

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MIT TechTV – Here We Are Now (Entertain Us): Location, Mobile, and How Data Tells Stories

MIT TechTV – Here We Are Now (Entertain Us): Location, Mobile, and How Data Tells Stories | Transmedia Talks | Scoop.it

Location-based services and context-aware technologies are altering the way we encounter our environments and producing enormous volumes of data about where we go, what we do, and how we live and interact. How are these changes transforming the ways we engage with our physical world, and with each other? What kind of stories does the data produce, and what do they tell us about our culture and social behaviors? What opportunities and perils does this information have for businesses and individuals? What are the implications for brands, audiences, content producers, and media companies?

 

Moderator: Xiaochang Li (New York University)

 

Panelists: Germaine Halegoua (University of Kansas), Dan Street (Loku) and Andy Ellwood (Gowalla)

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FoE5 – Collaboration? Emerging Models for Audiences to Participate in Entertainment Decision-Making

FoE5 – Collaboration? Emerging Models for Audiences to Participate in Entertainment Decision-Making | Transmedia Talks | Scoop.it

In an era where fans are lobbying advertisers to keep their favorite shows from being cancelled, advertisers are shunning networks to protest on the fans’ behalf and content creators are launching web ventures in conversation with their audiences, there appears to be more opportunity than ever for closer collaboration between content creators and their most ardent fans. What models are being attempted as a way forward, and what can we learn from them? And what challenges exist in pursuing that participation for fans and for creators alike?

 

Moderator: Sheila Seles (Advertising Research Foundation)

 

Panelists: C. Lee Harrington (Miami University), Seung Bak (Dramafever) and Jamin Warren (Kill Screen)

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Futures of Entertainment 5 – Introduction (Day 1)

Futures of Entertainment 5 – Introduction (Day 1) | Transmedia Talks | Scoop.it

William Uricchio (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and Ilya Vedrashko (Hill Holliday)

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