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The Convergence of Information and Storytelling

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 Everyday our lives and businesses generate vast amounts of data and the rise of cloud computing and the internet has enabled us to store and retrieve this information easily. The challenge has always been to enable people to use data and to communicate simply. There are a few visionaries that have mastered the art of data visualisation like Edward Tufte and Stephen Few. The future depends on the blend of this fusion of information and storytelling.

 

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Il futuro sta nella fusione di informazione, grafica e narrazione di storie. Il futuro è da scrivere, oltre le consuete categorie.

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Heidi story collection - 3 in 1 - Top Timeless Classic Storybook Apps ...

Heidi story collection - 3 in 1 - Top Timeless Classic Storybook Apps ... | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Heidi was first published over an130 years ago ... and since then has been working its magic with children and parents! If you already have the previous versions of this beautiful storybook app, make sure to update as this ...
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Dyslexic Like Me – Children's App » Dyslexia the Gift Blog

Dyslexic Like Me – Children's App » Dyslexia the Gift Blog | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
September 16, 2012. Dyslexic Like Me is an interactive children's book about understanding and overcoming dyslexia. Join a dyslexic boy named Austin as he learns about his dyslexia and gains confidence by discovering ...
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Can 'Apps' become hit movies & TV shows? Hollywood Ponders a Path From App to Hit Show

Can 'Apps' become hit movies & TV shows? Hollywood Ponders a Path From App to Hit Show | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Despite millions of users, apps are not a surefire moneymaker for cautious studios.

Hollywood is watching and wondering. It would help solve a continual problem for studios, which require more fresh source material than is available. With production companies cranking out more than 700 films and 50 major new television shows a year, even agents joke that there are no new ideas, only new screenwriters.

Lately, a mobile start-up called Outfit7 has been offering itself as a potential solution. Outfit7 is behind Talking Friends, a collection of 19 apps in which cartoon animals respond to a user’s touch and repeat (almost) anything in funny voices.

The Talking Friends apps, most of which are free, are hugely popular — about 500 million global downloads and more than 120 million active monthly users, according to an Outfit7 executive, Narry Singh, who uses the title “chief business guru.”

Guided by senior agents at William Morris Endeavor, Outfit7 has recently started to pursue movie and television deals based on its characters, which include Tom, an irreverent cat, and Ben, a gassy dog. “The studio system is waking up to the power of mobile as a form of franchise creation — that the next Shrek or Mickey Mouse could start as an app,” contended Andy Mooney, an adviser to Talking Friends and the former chairman of Disney Consumer Products.


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3D Entertainment Summit, Film Technology Summit and MultiScreen Summit ... - Stockhouse

3D Entertainment Summit, Film Technology Summit and MultiScreen Summit ... - Stockhouse | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
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Camille Picott: YA Books & the Need for Stories that Represents our ...

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YA Books & the Need for Stories that Represents our Ethnically Diverse Society - a Guest Post on Allison's Book Blog. Holy cow, this has been a totally crazy week at work and I am totally behind on blog posts!
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In time for Roald Dahl Day, new e-books released

In time for Roald Dahl Day, new e-books released | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
In celebration of what would have been Roald Dahl’s 96th birthday, eight of his classic stories are being released as e-books for the first time today.
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Excellent Infographic! Can Students Take Over Kickstarter? Crowdsourcing Gazette UK

Excellent Infographic! Can Students Take Over Kickstarter? Crowdsourcing Gazette UK | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it

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Lance Weiler's The Art of Immersion/Building Storyworlds. Columbia U Lecture

Lance Weiler's The Art of Immersion/Building Storyworlds. Columbia U Lecture | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it

New Media Producing: Building Storyworlds: the art, craft & biz of storytelling - lecture from 9.12.12 class from Lance Weiler...


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3 Ways To Design Toys That Boost Kids’ Creativity | Transmedia 4 Kids

3 Ways To Design Toys That Boost Kids’ Creativity | Transmedia 4 Kids | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Quick, find a cardboard box, a magic marker, scissors, one roll of tape, and three everyday objects on your desk. Your task: Build an intergalactically awesome spaceship using just these parts.
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Faber joins Profile on Jellybooks | The Bookseller

Faber joins Profile on Jellybooks | The Bookseller | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Book Publishing Industry News. Regular news updates from The Bookseller's news desk.

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Writing & Documenting Open Storyworlds and Participatory Stories

Writing & Documenting Open Storyworlds and Participatory Stories | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it

Robert Pratten: "Many writers and producers when they first come to transmedia storytelling aren’t sure how to tie together the storytelling part with the experiential part" ...


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Social Storytelling Platform Narr8r Launches

Social Storytelling Platform Narr8r Launches | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it

Canadian startup Narr8r launches an augmented reality social storytelling platform that allows users to collaborate using rich media. Narr8r stories combine text, photos, videos, recordings, location, even music tracks to tell the whole story, on mobile and web. Stories can be linked one to another allowing for social networks to form around a location, event or theme.


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Our Storytelling Minds: Do We Ever Really Know What’s Going on Inside?

Our Storytelling Minds: Do We Ever Really Know What’s Going on Inside? | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
We formulate stories about our own behavior and that of others all the time. If we’re not sure about the details, we make them up – or rather, our brain does, without so much as thinking about asking our permission.

 

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What Does Platform Agnostic Mean? [#transmedia]

Sparksheet: "Speak to a film or television producer, writer or marketer and they might casually drop the term “transmedia,” a close cousin of platform agnosticism which is coming into its own as an industry. Last year we attended a conference in San Francisco all about transmedia" ...

 

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iStoryTime Launches Three Top-Selling Childrens Books on NOOK ...

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iStoryTime, the largest library of mobile childrens book apps, today announced that a number of its top selling iOS imaginary apps, Kung Fu Panda 2, How To Train Your Dragon and THE SMURFS are now available on the ...
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Apple's iPad overtaking PC sales in schools

Apple's iPad overtaking PC sales in schools | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
The education market is a big segment of computer and tablet sales in the U.S. and new data claims, 'the iPad is beginning to cannibalize a material portion of PC sales in this market.' Read this blog post by Dara Kerr on Apple.

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Transmedia storytelling: what's the alternative to alternate reality games? (Wired UK) | Transmedia 4 Kids

Transmedia storytelling: what's the alternative to alternate reality games? (Wired UK) | Transmedia 4 Kids | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Transmedia storytelling usually ends up in the shape of alternate reality games, which all-too-often become scheduled, passive on-rales experiences for the user. How can content creators make it more meaningful?
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Fan art and copyright presentation from ComicCon | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age

Fan art and copyright presentation from ComicCon | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Cory Doctorow:  "Here's an hour-long presentation on copyright law and fan art from San Diego ComicCon 2012, presented by a lawyer from DeviantArt who once worked as a copyright enforcer for Paramount" ...
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Becoming Bi-Cultural Makes You More Creative

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The value of living in more than one culture.

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Questions2Learn | Apps For Children with Special Needs

Questions2Learn | Apps For Children with Special Needs | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it

Questions2Learn helps students understand and learn how to answer functional who, what, where, and when questions. The Speech Pups, Moca and Dakota, will reinforce your students while they answer questions! Choose a category that you want to answer questions from: school, home, food & drinks, health, community, and leisure/recreational.

Questions2Learn was created by Leanne Pool, a certified speech language pathologist. Many of Leanne’s students have difficulty using their verbal abilities and/or have significant cognitive weaknesses. These students benefited from using Questions2Learn during therapy sessions.


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A digital library of children's books | Creative Parenting in the 21st ...

Here's the scenario - your pre-schooler wants to look at your computer screen and you want your pre-schooler to read a book with you. Now thanks to an initiative by the Pearson Foundation and Penguin Group you can read ...
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Creativity Rises: Averting a Crisis Through Storytelling | @WiredGeekDad

Creativity Rises: Averting a Crisis Through Storytelling | @WiredGeekDad | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it

Launchpad Toys are the creators of Toontastic, a fantastic storytelling app whose functionality has been adopted by a whole host of other developers wanting children to record their own cartoons. They have created this video to explore and suggest we ned to think more broadly than just bells and whistles when it comes to supporting our children’s learning on touchscreens.


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Dance With Dragons: How DreamWorks Turned A Hit Movie Into A Fire-Breathing Live Show

Dance With Dragons: How DreamWorks Turned A Hit Movie Into A Fire-Breathing Live Show | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it

Joe Berkowitz: "It took DreamWorks years of work and countless decisions to translate “How to Train Your Dragon” into a live experience. The result is an achievement not just in pyrotechnics, but in collaboration and brand extension" ...

 


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Storytelling and Connecting Through Sound

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Storytelling is something I have been passionate about since before I can remember. I’ve always loved listening and telling stories traditionally (spoken, written) and as a child of the digital revolution, through pictures (Instagram & EyeEm), gifs (Loopcam) and most importantly through sound (SoundCloud, ThingLink). Working with creators who use sound to express themselves has been extraordinary and at times challenging, but consistently mind blowing to behold.

 

Something that has struck me while working with so many community members who create beautiful sounds is the storytelling aspect of their actions.

 

Musicians tell stories through a pluck of a string, actors tell stories through a drop in tone or pause, poets tell stories through their words, and so on and so forth. When their stories are told through sound they are given little wings that metaphorically sprout and allow their stories to be heard across the globe. It is a beautiful thing!


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