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WHOAA! Good Idea??? Artist genetically engineers mice with the DNA of Elvis Presley (Wired UK)

WHOAA! Good Idea??? Artist genetically engineers mice with the DNA of Elvis Presley (Wired UK) | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

DIY Gene Splicing - is it that easy now???

 

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"The King is dead -- long live the genetically-engineered mouse version of the King.

 

As a pop comeback, it's certainly among the more unusual. Royal College of Art graduate student Koby Barhad's project All That I Am features genetically-engineered mice with DNA taken from the hair of Elvis Presley. The aim is to explore a range of philosophical and ethical issues.

 

While it may sound far-fetched, it really only required taking advantage of three online services which anyone can use. First, eBay, where a sample of Elvis' hair was bought for the the princely sum of $22 (£14.21). Then, Barhad contacted two companies offering genetic services online -- Genetrack Biolabs, who sequenced the DNA from the hair sample, and inGenious Targeting Laboratory, who produce transgenic cloned mice with specifically tailored genetics to order. The result is what Barhad calls an "Elvis mouse model" -- a mouse with the genetic makeup of the King of Rock 'n' Roll..."

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'Angry Birds' Creator Drops Trailer for New 'Amazing Alex' Game

'Angry Birds' Creator Drops Trailer for New 'Amazing Alex' Game | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Rovio's new mobile game, Amazing Alex, doesn't hit app stores until July 12, but you can get a glimpse of it now in this official trailer.

 

Rovio’s new mobile game, Amazing Alex, doesn’t hit app stores until July 12, but you can get a glimpse of the physics puzzle game now in the official trailer above.

 

Amazing Alex, which is a rebranding of Casey’s Contraptions, stars an animated blond boy who players embody to launch baseballs at complex contraptions, causing chain reactions.

 

The strategy game has 100 levels and employs similar physics gaming elements seen in Rovio‘s popular Angry Birds. Additionally, players can create and share their own levels.

 

Rovio bought Casey’s Contraptions from developers Noel Llopis and Miguel Friginal in May.

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Jimenez Lai's 'Citizens of No Place' is a graphic novel about architecture (Wired UK)

Jimenez Lai's 'Citizens of No Place' is a graphic novel about architecture (Wired UK) | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
If writing about music is like dancing about architecture, where does drawing comics fit in?
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MUST Read: A Filmmaker's Perspective on Using Tugg to Create Event Cinema | Future of Film

MUST Read: A Filmmaker's Perspective on Using Tugg to Create Event Cinema | Future of Film | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

Joe Bailey, Jr. sizes up independent theatrical distribution and the arrival of Tugg via a case study of “Incendiary: The Willingham Case,” the award-winning documentary he co-directed with Steve Mims....

 

Joe Bailey, Jr. (with his directing partner Steve Mims) has had ongoing success in using the platform Tugg to screen his documentary INCENDIARY: The Willingham Case in theaters around the country. In the first of a series about the various platforms, we asked Bailey for a first-hand account of his experience.

 

We realize Tugg is not the only platform offering crowd-sourcing tools for filmmakers. In the weeks to come, we will follow up with additional case studies of the various platforms, allowing readers to decide for themselves which platform best suits their needs....

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A bunch of Awesome: Screen Australia launches app. COOL: Multi-platform Storytelling

A bunch of Awesome: Screen Australia launches app. COOL: Multi-platform Storytelling | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Preview and download the podcast Screen Australia: Multi-platform Storytelling on iTunes. Read episode descriptions and customer reviews.
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Bursaries for Future Media Masters now available | Creative Boom Magazine

Bursaries for Future Media Masters now available | Creative Boom Magazine | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
The Direct Marketing Foundation is to fund four postgraduate student bursaries, worth £4,000 each, for prospective applicants to Birmingham City University's new digital communications MA/MSc, Future Media: Pro.

 

Future Media: Pro, runs for the first time this September and has been co-created with leading global marketing communications firm McCann Erickson, digital marketing experts FOUND and mobile marketing specialist Mark Brill, to create highly employable graduates for the thriving digital communications industry.

 

For those wanting to enroll this autumn, four bursaries are currently on offer – covering 50 per cent of the course fee. However, the deadline for applications eligible for the bursary is fast approaching, closing on Tuesday, 17th July, 2012....

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I am in LOVE: Faber: 60 Years in 60 Poems - Interactive HTML5 site

60 Years in 60 Poems...
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Ursula O'Reilly Traynor's comment, July 11, 2012 12:34 PM
the link is sticky Siobhan ..still grateful for it ty !
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After Kickstarting $2.5M In 2 Days, Can OUYA Disrupt Gaming?

After Kickstarting $2.5M In 2 Days, Can OUYA Disrupt Gaming? | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Why can’t I play my mobile games on my television? It’s a simple problem with a million solutions, none of which have taken over the world just yet. Will my phone Wi-Fi stream games to my TV, or will my TV just have an app store? 

 

OUYA is a simple solution. It’s a $100 box that’s about the size of a Rubik’s Cube. It’s fit with a powerful smartphone chipset. And it can play pretty much any Android game or other app on your TV through a console-quality controller that features a d-pad, triggers, buttons and even a touchpad. Hackers are free to open it with a normal screwdriver. And every game it runs will be free-to-play. Their proprietary Android app store will only allow developers to charge for components like extra content packs. Games always download at no cost whatsoever....

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Fans of Ford’s ‘Random Acts of Fusion’ Unlock the Latest Details in Breakthrough Transmedia Program | Ford Motor Company Newsroom

Fans of Ford’s ‘Random Acts of Fusion’ Unlock the Latest Details in Breakthrough Transmedia Program | Ford Motor Company Newsroom | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

Fans of Ford’s “Random Acts of Fusion” worked together to unlock the latest details in the new transmedia marketing program for the all-new Ford Fusion, including the national debut of the first Fusion broadcast spot that airs tonight on FOX (http://youtu.be/U_tCAbRb7QQ)


Celebrity personalities Joel McHale and Kate Micucci have been revealed as the latest talent to join Ryan Seacrest and guide consumers through the entertaining and interactive journey of Random Acts of Fusion


Random Acts of Fusion is aimed at introducing the all-new Fusion to millions before it hits showrooms this fall; consumers around the country can get involved in this breakthrough program at www.RandomActsofFusion.com

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Detroit Je T'aime Filmmakers Nora Mandray, Hélène Bienvenu Launch Kickstarter For Interactive Film

Detroit Je T'aime Filmmakers Nora Mandray, Hélène Bienvenu Launch Kickstarter For Interactive Film | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

'Two Frenchies' Love Detroit So Much They Make A Movie About It

 

After months of giving peeks into their process on their blog, filmmakers Nora Mandray and Hélène Bienvenu have revealed screenshots of interactive documentary "Detroit Je T'aime," as well as a request for funding help.

 

On their Kickstarter, the two filmmakers from France who have been living in the city for a year explain the concept of the movie. It will be "broadcast" online with several different short films exploring DIY (Do It Yourself) projects in Detroit and a toolkit for watchers to create their own.

 

"For us, Detroit is a city of change makers. Our three protagonists are using the crisis as an opportunity to redefine our values," they say in their Kickstarter video. "'Detroit Je T'ame' is about creating an immersive experience that inspires you to connect outside of the Internet."

 

The film follows a bike mechanic, an urban farmer and a community organizer involved in community building....

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Tribeca Film Institute is Indiewire's New Project of the Month Partner!

Tribeca Film Institute is Indiewire's New Project of the Month Partner! | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Great news: The Tribeca Film Institute has come aboard as sponsor of Indiewire's wildly popular Project of the Month. Winners will now win creative consultations with the kind folks at the Tribeca Film Institute.

 

Indiewire's Project of the Day column puts a spotlight on one in-the-works project each day, Monday through Thursday. Projects of the Day are exciting new projects, looking for support in building an audience and getting made. At the end of the week, all four Projects of the Day vie for Project of the Week, the winner of which gets a digital distribution consultation from Indiewire's parent company, SnagFilms. At the end of each month, each Project of the Week is eligible for Project of the Month.

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How Etsy Turns Artists Into Entrepreneurs [INFOGRAPHIC]

How Etsy Turns Artists Into Entrepreneurs [INFOGRAPHIC] | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Etsy not only hosts online storefronts for handmade, vintage and repurposed items; it also fosters a future for many an aspiring entrepreneur.
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Welcome to our new hub! Transmedia 101

Welcome to our new hub! Transmedia 101 | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

 

ANNOUNCING THE LAUNCH OF TRANSMEDIA 101 July 2, 2012,

 

Toronto -­‐-­‐ Transmedia 101 is a community building iniIaIve that encourages collaboraIon between both transmedia professionals and creaIves, innovators, & insIgators from ancillary industries/ interests who desire to learn more about how to apply transmedia strategies to their properIes & projects.

 

Started in July of 2011 as “Transmedia Toronto” a simple meetup-­‐group, Transmedia 101 has relaunched as an organizaIon that: brings like-­‐minded innovators together to discuss, experiment and push transmedia forward; educates and elevates the understanding of the possibiliIes transmedia strategies can support; raises industry awareness and spotlights the profiles of transmedia professionals, both Canadian and InternaIonal, who are acIvely engaged in the field; and connects our growing local/ Canadian community to an internaIonal network of transmedia pracIIoners through guest speakers, workshops and master classes. InternaIonal speakers range from transmedia strategists and educators, shared storyworld and experience designers, and seasoned web series producers.

 

Founded by Siobhan O’Flynn, Anthea Foyer, and Carrie Cu[orth-­‐Young, Transmedia 101 has several community building iniIaIves planned for local Toronto transmedia enthusiasts including its “101” series of introductory presentaIons/panels and workshops, incubaIons and other creaIon based events as well as three large special events over the course of the next year...

 

Catch our upcoming events on our site:

 

http://transmedia-101.com/

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Portal-creator Kim Swift launches Quantum Conundrum on Xbox and PS3 (Wired UK)

Portal-creator Kim Swift launches Quantum Conundrum on Xbox and PS3 (Wired UK) | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

Quantum Conundrum, a brain-busting puzzle game from Portal-creator Kim Swift, is available to download from Xbox Live and the PlayStation 3 Store.

 

Just like in Portal (by Valve), you're run through a series of puzzle rooms where the door is locked up tight until you've figured out the solution. Instead of a wormhole-making gun, you've got the Interdimensional Shift Device (IDS) which lets you swap between different dimensions.

 

Each dimension has its own properties. The Fluffy Dimension makes everything as light as a feather, while the Heavy Dimension causes objects to become as heavy as lead. The Slow Dimension makes time crawl, and the Gravity Dimension makes objects fly into the air....

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Now this is Cool Royal Ontario Museum's Exhibition App for Ultimate Dinosaurs | Home

Now this is Cool Royal Ontario Museum's Exhibition App for Ultimate Dinosaurs | Home | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Ultimate Dinosaurs: Giants from Gondwana, presented by Raymond James, features dinosaurs you've never seen before, displayed in ways you've never seen before.
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Why I Hate "Value Co-Creation" - Deus Ex Machinatio - Andrea Phillips

Why I Hate "Value Co-Creation" - Deus Ex Machinatio - Andrea Phillips | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

This essay is a criticism of the phrase "value co-creation," and comes out of a discussion with Scott Walker. When you're done, be sure to read his counterpoint over on his blog. We may well wind up agreeing to disagree, but we're hoping to get an interesting conversation going.

 

There are a few words and phrases in the lexicon for the business of storytelling that give me hives every time I see them. "Branding" is one of them. So is "innovation." But the one that makes me wince the most is "value co-creation."

 

In theory, co-creation is a beautiful thing, and in theory, I love it to pieces. It's generally used to describe structures where a storyteller and an audience work together to make a story and world richer and more compelling than either could make on their own. The creator gets low-cost content and a way to keep fans even more engaged; the fans get to become stakeholders in the thing they love and even profit off of their work in someone else's creative sandbox. Everybody wins!

 

But as with communism, the reality is a lot less clear-cut. You can describe these structures another way, too: it's monetizing fanfic and other fan-created art works....

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Looks wWho's Coming to TO! Speaker: Lucas Johnson | ARGFest-o-Con 2012

Looks wWho's Coming to TO! Speaker: Lucas Johnson | ARGFest-o-Con 2012 | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

Even in the divergent world of transmedia, Lucas Johnson is somewhat of a renaissance man: a polymath not only adept at writing, designing and running campaigns on a plethora of platforms, he is also an eloquent speaker and a community builder extraordinaire.

 

Lucas J.W. Johnson runs Silverstring Media, writing, designing, and consulting for transmedia projects. A writer by training and a geek by hobby, Lucas has published short stories and plays, worked in advertising and digital media, written webcomics and designed websites. He runs the Transmedia Vancouver Meetup group and has spoken at conferences on various aspects of transmedia storytelling.

 

He’s currently partnered with ThunderSnow Media to create The Time Tribe, a time travel adventure game for kids with several transmedia elements, based on real history and archaeology — launching its beta this summer. He also writes for Lazy8Studios for their new upcoming transmedia game Extrasolar.

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Genius Rabbit Hole: Reddit Unlocks the Secret of Cryptic Subway Code #ARG

Genius Rabbit Hole: Reddit Unlocks the Secret of Cryptic Subway Code #ARG | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

A Reddit user received a strange decoded note on the New York City subway. The message within is mysterious.

 

Reddit user delverofsecrets posted photos of a cryptic note that he or she obtained from a “homeless looking man” on the 1 train in New York City. The user asked Reddit for help in identifying what the characters might mean, and the post quickly shot to the top of the front page as Redditors discussed and looked for clues.

 

“I bumped into a raggedy dressed man as we got on and he shot me a quick smile. I [thought] nothing of it until he went to get off at 14th street and he handed me a $50 bill along with a note. Before I could even open my mouth to ask him a question, he was gone,” delverofsecrets writes in the post. “I’ve been looking at the note all day, and needless to say, I have no idea what it means. It’s handwritten on a 3X3 square piece of paper with no identifying marks and no watermarks. There’s a handdrawn grid and at a couple spots, the cells of the grid are combined. The note has random character written throughout it and the bottom quarter is filled with random shapes and numbers.”

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New York poet builds interactive map of centuries-old haikus.

New York poet builds interactive map of centuries-old haikus. | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Hi. We're Kill Screen. A magazine. A site. And a store. We love videogames. Check out our latest issue, read more about us, or submit a story.
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Beyond Awesome: Infographic: HTML5 Makes 60 Years Of Poetry Feel Utterly Slick

Beyond Awesome: Infographic: HTML5 Makes 60 Years Of Poetry Feel Utterly Slick | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
For all of poetry’s rich history, it’s become a somewhat old-fashioned artform. While poetry slams have done their part in keeping the culture fresh, the poem itself has gone relatively unchanged in thousands of years.
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Radio, Comic-Con, and the Future of Entertainment

Radio, Comic-Con, and the Future of Entertainment | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

Comic-Con opens this week in San Diego.It’s ground zero for media and popular culture and one of the biggest star-studded events this side of Oscar.


What better excuse to talk to Rob Salkowitz, author of Comic-Con and the Business of Pop Culture. But it’s the book’s subtitle that has the most relevance for a media audience: “What the World’s Wildest Trade Show Can Tell Us About the Future of Entertainment.”


Comic-Con is a melting pot for media content and platforms. So what lessons should broadcasters take away from an event as likely to attract movie stars as Klingons?...

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Digital's 5 biggest trends to watch (single page view) - iMediaConnection.com

Digital's 5 biggest trends to watch (single page view) - iMediaConnection.com | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

No surprise....

 

Pinterest...

 

Infographics....

 

read the full list & deets here:

 

http://www.imediaconnection.com/article_full.aspx?id=32176

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Film Production Methods: The “Better” Way Vs. The Easy Way (In 15 Steps) | Truly Free Film

Film Production Methods: The “Better” Way Vs. The Easy Way (In 15 Steps) | Truly Free Film | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

Ted Hope updates 'Ten Things We Should All Do On Our Productions'

 

Two years ago I wrote a blog post “Ten Things We Should All Do On Our Productions“. I would like to do a sequel to that post and would love your suggestions as to what those things now should be. I do think the old list fully applies, but I am confident we can add to it.

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Axonify brings Gamification to Corporate Training: Trained to thrill - Fortune Tech

Axonify brings Gamification to Corporate Training: Trained to thrill - Fortune Tech | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Axonify wants to make dull corporate training more effective -- and possibly save lives.

FORTUNE -- The problem with corporate training is obvious: almost no one pays attention.
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Drafthouse Films Partners with Distrify for 'Klown,' Maximizes Profits Through Incentivized Sharing

Drafthouse Films Partners with Distrify for 'Klown,' Maximizes Profits Through Incentivized Sharing | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
The Alamo Drafthouse's distribution arm Drafthouse Films announces their partnership with digital distribution platform Distrify, which allows viewers to share content via a direct purchase link.
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