If the capitalist form of urbanisation is so completely embedded in and foundational for the reproduction of capitalism, then it also follows that alternative forms of urbanization must necessarily become central to any pursuit of a capitalist alternative.
One uses space just as one uses machines. We cannot calculate at what price, but we do know the means: by occupying space, by producing a space.
The control of space was no longer just about the control of objects in space; space itself produced, and was now bought and sold as an ‘ultimate object of exchange’.
(The) thesis that capitalism, running out of profitable, productive means of accumulation, found new territory for accumulation in the conquest of space is now writ large in global cities worldwide.
For Lefebvre, the production of space was intimately bound up with capitalist crisis. Real estate speculation functioned, he argued, as a supplementary and complementary territory for exploitation in times of industrial slowdown:
As the percentage of overall surplus value formed and realized by industry begins to decline, the percentage created and realized by real-estate speculation and construction increases. The second circuit supplants the first, becomes essential.
Erik Wecks: "I would argue that despite the distribution of storytelling across a variety of media platforms, in most transmedia stories one type of media carries the backbone of the storytelling. In this post, I want to talk about the potential for novels — long form fiction, based in text — to serve as the backbone for a transmedia experience" ...
I LOVE sharing my research. Wandering around the web tracking the intersection of transmedia, publishing and digital literacy for social good is both fascinating and useful for me as I build my startup.
The Taman Mini Indonesia Indah or “Beautiful Indonesia Miniature Park” is a theme park built in 1972 to represent the 17.000 Islands that make up the archipelago of Indonesia. It is a manicured synopsis of Indonesian culture and geography – offering national and international tourists an opportunity to experience the richness of Indonesian culture in a one-stop-shop recreational site.
Fascinated by this concept of idealized representation of culture, the filmmakers Edwin (Indonesia) and Thomas Østbye (Norway) embarked on a documentary project that set out to capture some life within this controlled setting. Their documentary project explores the act of creating an image of a nation, of looking at the relationship between models of reality and reality itself. In 17.000 Islands Interactive, the filmmakers will invite you to participate in the process of image making.
When 17.000 Islands Interactive launches in early 2013, it will be your turn to reinterpret the filmmakers’ impressions. The web platform becomes in many ways a metaphor for the Park – a beautiful controlled environment that gives you the illusion of authenticity. Here, you will be invited to explore and manipulate the documentary footage in a cutting edge, experimental, virtual world, weaving-in your own interpretations and context.
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The TMC Resource Kit was conceived, designed & developed by Dr. Siobhan O'Flynn & Anthea Foyer. It is a living website that will evolve as we add new case studies & resources over the coming year to build an extensive set of diverse case studies modeling unique and successful strategies in the digital sphere.
A systematic and useful collection of case studies of transmedia projects, some of which documentaries.
A meta-webdoc for professionals about crossover factual content. divided into 4 main sections:
Backstage comments and observations in the course of TRANSMEDIA BRIDGE held in Turin, on November 2011.
Honor to Trancemedia.eu, "a site published by Fert Rights of Turin to raise awareness and promote 'innovation in the production of digital interactive content", one of the rare opportunities in Italy to learn about what is going on around the web documentary.
Henry Jenkins has a good writeup on how to tell stories this way in his post Transmedia Storytelling 101. There are ways that writing a story for multiple mediums at the same time differs greatly from writing for a single medium.
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