Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age
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a look at the creative and technical worlds of immersive storytelling
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Why We Love TV’s Most Deeply Flawed Characters

Why We Love TV’s Most Deeply Flawed Characters | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Jennifer Miller:  "For years we’ve tuned into Breaking Bad, Homeland, or Dexter and watch really horrendous things happen. Blood splatters as Dexter plunges his knife. Walter White hacks up bodies and cooks meth" ...

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A study to confirm what good storytellers intrinsically know ....

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Carmenne Kalyaniwala-Thapliyal's curator insight, April 7, 2013 5:55 AM

Makes for an interesting read

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Why ebooks are a different genre from print

Why ebooks are a different genre from print | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Stuart Kelly "The differences in format are beginning to change the nature of what we're reading, and how we do it" ...

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An interesting look at the future of reading and our relationship with what we read.

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Raiders of the Lost Ark original brainstorming sessions

Raiders of the Lost Ark original brainstorming sessions | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

David Pescovitz:  'In 1978, George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, and Lawrence Kasdan had early brainstorming sessions around Lucas's outline for "Raiders of the Lost Ark." They recorded the conversations and had the tape transcribed.'

The Digital Rocking Chair's insight:

You'll need to set aside some serious time to read these transcripts, but it'll be worth it!

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, March 29, 2013 5:16 AM

Inspiring :-)

Deanya Lattimore Schempp's curator insight, March 29, 2013 9:12 AM

Transcriptions of conversational turn-taking events and meaning making in such a complex exchange would be worth looking into.

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Gears of War writer Tom Bissell on video games and storytelling

Gears of War writer Tom Bissell on video games and storytelling | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
After writing Gears of War: Judgment, Tom Bissell talks to Maria Bustillos about the potentialities of video games as literature, as well as its challenges as a storytelling medium.
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An in-depth look at video games as "an increasingly sophisticated vehicle for storytelling."

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Luca Brigada's curator insight, March 26, 2013 6:43 PM

An interesting interview to Tom Bissell about games and storytelling.

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Storytelling for Social Change at Facebook

Storytelling for Social Change at Facebook | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Randy Astle:  "Tuesday night Facebook hosted a panel discussion about social issue-oriented transmedia at their office in midtown Manhattan" ...

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Transmedia for good ....

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surendra kumar's comment, March 23, 2013 6:08 AM
nice.........
Luca Brigada's curator insight, March 23, 2013 5:08 PM

A very interesting new project of transmedia storytelling 

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What Made 'Oz' So Great And Powerful? Starlight Runner's Jeff Gomez Tells Us [#Transmedia]

What Made 'Oz' So Great And Powerful? Starlight Runner's Jeff Gomez Tells Us [#Transmedia] | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Jeff Gomez:  "Oz is one of the most fully realized fictional worlds in literary history, so the prospect of Disney allowing different facets of that world’s many lands and rich history to be explored through the lens of Raimi’s reimagining and across multiple media platforms is fascinating."

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Great analysis, as always, from Jeff Gomez.

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The New Digital Storytelling Series: Elaine McMillion

The New Digital Storytelling Series: Elaine McMillion | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

MIT Open Documentary Lab::  "In the second part in this series, Elaine McMillion talks about her work, mainly focusing on her interactive documentary Hollow, a “hybrid community participatory project and interactive documentary” that uses HTML5 to depict a West Virginia community via video, photography, soundscapes and interactive data."

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A look at the world of interactive storytelling, including: tools of the trade; putting a team together; the role of the audience; and finding funding.


Elaine McMillion says "As an interactive storyteller, you need to have an understanding of user experience, design and coding, but most importantly you have to understand what makes a strong narrative."

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, March 15, 2013 7:15 AM

add your insight...

Debbie Elicksen 's curator insight, March 18, 2013 1:32 PM

You need to have an understanding of user experience and narrative.

Luca Brigada's curator insight, March 18, 2013 6:18 PM

 

Mc Million about storytelling: "As an interactive storyteller, you need to have an understanding of user experience, design and coding, but most importantly you have to understand what makes a strong narrative. [...] So while it’s helpful to understand the technology, it’s essential to understand how stories are consumed, generated, shared, repurposed and controlled by online audiences. I think it’s important for an interactive storyteller to give up a level of control and work with your team to discuss the number of ways a story should and could be told. Some stories are best told through video, while others may be more powerful through audio and photos [...]"

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Superhero Factory Marvel Tries On A New Digital Utility Belt

Superhero Factory Marvel Tries On A New Digital Utility Belt | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Tara Moore:  "With adaptive sound to original shows and even Wolverine's new adventures in Japan, the comic company's growing far bigger than books."

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Comics are becoming a powerful option for transmedia projects so it's interesting to look at how the genre is evolving ...

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, March 12, 2013 7:48 AM

Comic book geeks: Marvel loves you. But it wants to expand its social circle. Don't worry. Whether it's debuting Wolverine's Japanese adventures or adding adaptive sound to your reading experience, the company will always hold you diehards dear. But at this year’s SXSW Interactive festival, Marvel unveiled five digital initiatives to woo non-fans, too.

Debbie Elicksen 's curator insight, March 12, 2013 11:31 AM

Comic book and gaming industry is the catalyst to how publising will be viewed in the future.

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USA Network Exec Jesse Redniss Explains How New Game Engages Psych Fans (Q&A)

USA Network Exec Jesse Redniss Explains How New Game Engages Psych Fans (Q&A) | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

John Gaudiosi:  "Building on the success of the Emmy-nominated, fan favorite HashTag Killer, SocialSector.usanetwork.com centers around an online reality competition in which contestants are sequestered in an unknown location and one contestant is voted off each week."

The Digital Rocking Chair's insight:

A great look at how lessons learnt from Hash Tag Killer informed the development of Psych's new second screen experience, The S#cial Sector.

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Debbie Elicksen 's curator insight, February 26, 2013 12:00 PM

Love the name #Hashtag Killer

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What everyone is saying about Netflix's 'House of cards' ...

What everyone is saying about Netflix's 'House of cards' ... | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Fiona Milburn:  "As a fan of "binge" viewing, I've been very interested in reactions to Netflix's House of Cards.  Here's a selection of articles discussing the impact of its "all at once" release strategy on the future of content consumption" ....

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'House of Cards' On Netflix: Inside Intel on Kevin Spacey's Dark Drama

Maureen Ryan’s conversation with Beau Willimon about “the project's genesis, its differences from the British original, and the filmmakers' approach to storytelling on this platform.

 

Release of 13 Episodes Redefines Spoiler Alert

Brian Stelter:  “This article about “House of Cards” contains no spoilers.  That notice seems necessary, since Netflix’s all-at-once release of the Kevin Spacey political thriller series last Friday has raised a thicket of questions. Chief among them: how can viewers who binged on all 13 episodes in one sitting talk about the show without ruining the season for others who might wait weeks or months to watch it?

 

Netflix's House of Cards invites TV viewers to binge – but are we ready?

Mark Lawson:  “Two decades after the original aired, TV is finally delivering on the promise to let you watch shows on your own time” …

 

Is ‘House of Cards’ a success? Social TV has the answer

Natan Edelsburg:  “After all the hoopla around the midnight, entire season launch, was House of Cards actually a success? Netflix says yes, but isn’t revealing the numbers. Social TV on the other hand paints a very clear picture” …

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Teaching Transmedia Using Transmedia: Conducttr in the Classroom

Teaching Transmedia Using Transmedia:  Conducttr in the Classroom | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Randall Kapuscinski:  "This winter I am teaching Sheridan’s first formal transmedia course.  It is a modest beginning with 12 students from the post-grad ATVF program attending" ...

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An honest look at one teacher's use of transmedia storytelling in the classroom ... some interesting lessons learnt.

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Randall Kapuscinski's curator insight, February 25, 2013 11:17 AM

Admittedly, I'm new to ScoopIt.  Hoping it isn't bad manners to Scoop your own blog entry.

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“Where Is Matt Damon?” [Storytelling on Twitter]

“Where Is Matt Damon?”  [Storytelling on Twitter] | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Slate:  "As the blizzard snowed in much of the northeast this past weekend, many of those stuck in their homes turned to Twitter for information, virtual company, and entertainment."

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Stick with this Storify of tweets by Erin Faulk as she tries to find Matt Damon.  It's worth it.

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Watch A Hilarious Movie Written By A Machine

Watch A Hilarious Movie Written By A Machine | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Mark Wilson:  "Cleverbot is a brilliant piece of AI. Its filmmaking? Not quite as bizarre as French New Wave."

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Thought you might enjoy this :)

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, February 16, 2013 4:27 AM

Filmmaker Chris Wilson recently gave Cleverbot a job--to help him write a movie. You’ll see that the seemingly simplest task, like thinking up a character’s name, can be a totally foreign concept to Cleverbot one moment, while another moment, the AI becomes lucid, critiquing Wilson’s own taste with highly specific scrutiny.

 

I couldn't stop laughing, it's pretty funny. 

Click abowe to watch the movie.

Minna Kilpeläinen's curator insight, February 16, 2013 1:57 PM

Mister Machine is going to make screenwriters unemployed.

Asil's curator insight, February 21, 2013 3:36 AM

This is so clever ... what fun!

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10 Lessons on Filmmaking from Director Ken Loach

10 Lessons on Filmmaking from Director Ken Loach | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Ariston Anderson:  "As a filmmaker, Loach has adopted a working style not unlike that of the characters seen in his films. Unlike the traditional Hollywood model, he’s not driven by his own race to the top, but rather by a collective spirit, a desire to create harmony on the set and to appreciate his crew for a job well done."

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Great advice from a great filmmaker ....

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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, April 2, 2013 11:30 PM

As a big fan of Loach this page is a treasure trove of advice and ideas.

Angela Antle's curator insight, April 15, 2013 7:02 AM

Ken Loach on building up your community of creators!

Spencer McCrossen's curator insight, September 19, 2014 2:30 PM

Insight from a renowned director, producer, and writer Ken Loach.

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Lydia, Legacy, and the End of The Lizzie Bennet Diaries [#Transmedia]

Lydia, Legacy, and the End of The Lizzie Bennet Diaries [#Transmedia] | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Myles McNutt: "Today, The Lizzie Bennet Diaries ended its 100-episode run, bringing to a close Hank Green and Bernie Su’s adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice" ...

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An excellent article to read at the conclusion of a fantastic transmedia storytelling experience. What are your thoughts on The Lizzie Bennet Diaries?

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, March 30, 2013 9:39 AM

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Deborah Owen's curator insight, March 30, 2013 11:39 AM

If you haven't watched the Lizzie Bennett Diaries yet, and you enjoy discussing novels and/or films, you are missing out. Lots of great psychological analysis in this post.

Brad Tollefson's curator insight, April 10, 2013 3:18 AM

Ah but when one thing ends, another begins.  Check out Hank Green's next Kickstarter project http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/pemberleydigital/the-lizzie-bennet-diaries-dvdand-more?ref=live.

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Q&A: Neil Gaiman on the Star-Studded BBC Audioplay of Neverwhere

Q&A: Neil Gaiman on the Star-Studded BBC Audioplay of Neverwhere | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"[Caitlin Roper] talks to Neil Gaiman about the BBC radio play adaptation of his novel Neverwhere, currently available for free online, as well as his future projects."

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I'm heading over to listen to this right now!

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Stuart Carruthers's curator insight, March 27, 2013 8:48 PM

if you haven't heard it, this is what radio was made for

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SXSWi Report: Liquid Journalism and Dynamic Storytelling Emerge in 2013

SXSWi Report: Liquid Journalism and Dynamic Storytelling Emerge in 2013 | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Eddie Rehfeldt:  "Breaking News: the search for a better narrative format for the internet is now available. Ben Decker once said “the internet is not just another TV pipe” and this was made apparent at SXSWi in Austin last week."

The Digital Rocking Chair's insight:

This article contains a great list of links to narrative content which has been "made for engaged impact" and will be of interest to all digital storytellers.

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Dr. Pamela Rutledge's curator insight, March 29, 2013 2:16 AM
The lines at SxSW definitely tell the story: this isn't just the year of the story, it's the decade of coordinated, additive and interactive storytelling across multiple media channels for everything from entertainment and branding to education and journalism. It all starts with the story.
cyneth's curator insight, April 2, 2013 7:47 PM

Create compelling content for multiple devices, immersive web-based experiences from data driven stories (infographics on visual video steroids) to interactive tablet documentaries. Eddie Rehfeldts report from SXSW - "There are mind-bending interactive story approaches available right now."

Yael BOUBLIL's curator insight, April 7, 2013 5:08 PM

Apprendre à raconter avec les spécificités du transmédia ...

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The Pixar Perspective on The Necessity of Trailers

The Pixar Perspective on The Necessity of Trailers | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Josh Spiegel:  "Great movie trailers are something of a lost art. While we are overloaded with ads for every new big-budget movie these days, they’re getting more obnoxious, cacophonous, and ruinous" ...

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All the more reason to take a transmedia storytelling approach to film marketing :)

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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, March 21, 2013 5:05 AM

teaching about film can be enhanced with the use of trailers. Analyzing the importance off them, the structure of them and the key features is a great way in to film study.

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What makes a great screenplay?

What makes a great screenplay? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
From Casablanca to The Killing – the elements of a great script are essentially the same. John Yorke – reveals how and why the best screenwriting works
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How to take basic story structure and turn it into great screenwriting ....

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Alexis Niki's curator insight, March 16, 2013 5:23 PM

The art and the discipline of screenwriting. A long read but worth it.

Debbie Elicksen 's curator insight, March 18, 2013 11:35 AM

The art of screenwriting.

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The Problem with Processed Storytelling

The Problem with Processed Storytelling | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Richard Brody:  "The fulsome orthodoxy of Pixar’s twenty-two storytelling rules goes far beyond a single company’s flavor spectrum to a crisis that is endemic to the modern cinema" ...

The Digital Rocking Chair's insight:

An interesting and rather unexpected take on Pixar's 22 Rules of Storytelling.

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, March 15, 2013 3:29 AM

I thought it was a bit like, "Whatever Works" and then it seems to be almost science. Some of the rules are psychological exercises that don’t relate to composition but to a writer’s self-knowledge.

Read more: http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/movies/2013/03/pixar-disney-cgi-processed-storytelling.html#ixzz2NaiOS3pr

Yael BOUBLIL's comment, April 7, 2013 5:04 PM
Quand Pixar nous apprend à écrire
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Zeega on New Ways of Digital Storytelling

Zeega on New Ways of Digital Storytelling | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

MIT Open Documentary Lab:  "The first [in] our series of interviews with digital storytellers, realized in collaboration with Filmmaker, here are the team behind the interactive storytelling platform Zeega."

The Digital Rocking Chair's insight:

An excellent look at interactive storytelling.  You might also like to read Introducing Storyscapes: A New Celebration of Interactive Storytelling over at TribecaFilm.com ....

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, March 11, 2013 5:55 AM

Zeega is revolutionizing web publishing and interactive storytelling for a future beyond blogs. With Zeega, you can use any media in the cloud, transform the entire screen into your playground, and share your interactive creations with the world.

cyneth's curator insight, March 11, 2013 2:58 PM

revolutionizing web publishing and interactive storytelling for a future beyond blogs. With Zeega, you can use any media in the cloud, transform the entire screen into your playground, and share your interactive creations with the world.

Barbara Truman's curator insight, April 5, 2013 7:50 AM

Sounds pretty powerful.

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Serial Thriller

Serial Thriller | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Megan Garber:  "From literature to appointment television, episodic storytelling is flourishing" ...

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And, at the opposite end of the scale from binge viewing ... is episodic storytelling.  It's interesting to compare this with the recent release of 'House of Cards' on Netflix.

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Philippe Trebaul's curator insight, February 24, 2013 1:41 AM
Thriller série

Megan Garber :   " De la littérature à la télévision rendez-vous, la narration épisodique est en plein essor "...


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Deanya Lattimore Schempp's curator insight, February 24, 2013 9:46 AM

Flash fiction attention spans get their audiences.  I'm personally hooked on the new WIGS channel on YouTube, where most episodes are between 4 and 8 minutes long.

 

Debbie Elicksen 's curator insight, February 24, 2013 1:56 PM

Okay, how many of you had this song immediately come to mind? http://youtu.be/nUP9A5IS-vo ;

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Transmedia isn’t Just for Sci-Fi & Fantasy

Transmedia isn’t Just for Sci-Fi & Fantasy | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Neela Sakaria:  "In many ways, the talk around cross-platform or “transmedia” storytelling has been about giving audiences more: more information about characters, more exclusive content, more uncut scenes, and so on—ultimately, more ways to go deeper and deeper into a story-world."

The Digital Rocking Chair's insight:

A look at Latitude's 4 I's of Storytelling.  It's not just about going deeper into a storyworld, it's also about bringing the world of the story out.


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Debbie Elicksen 's curator insight, February 23, 2013 10:36 AM

It is not just for multi-media projects. Especially in business, audiences are no longer one-dimensional.

Maria Claudia Londoño D's curator insight, February 23, 2013 2:08 PM

" Together we can empower endless creativity"...

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Loud and clear - "Authentic in All Caps" [A web-based audio adventure]

Loud and clear - "Authentic in All Caps" [A web-based audio adventure] | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Simon Staffans:  "Brilliant as it looks, I thought I’d like to know some more. Here, for your perusal as well, a brief interview I did with Christy Dena" ...

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AUTHENTIC ALL IN CAPS is described as:  "A satirical *web audio adventure* where you travel across the web with characters who face ridiculous obstacles to being themselves."


You can also listen to Robert Pratten's Transmedia Podcast with Christy Dena here and support her crowdfunding campaign here.

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Margaret Doyle's curator insight, February 19, 2013 12:58 PM

Great job Christy, so exciting to see this getting launched!

Cultureel Persbureau's curator insight, February 20, 2013 4:34 AM

Een audiotour, maar niet in een museum, of op straat, maar op je ipad. Door het web. Waar kunstenaars moordenaars zijn en filosofen gokkers, terwijl de onderwereld bevolkt wordt door quantumtheoretici. Confused? You will be.

sara mohmmad's curator insight, February 23, 2013 2:57 PM

nice picture

 

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Can You Write a Story in 140 Characters?

Can You Write a Story in 140 Characters? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

NerdStalker:  "We came across a great game recently that recaptures your creativity in writing and gamifies it."

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A fun app for kids.  This article also contains an interesting interview with the app's creator, Juan Pablo Gaviria, in which he shares his transmedia extension plans for the app’s characters.

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Angela Antle's curator insight, February 18, 2013 7:52 AM

Great writing 'game' for kids!....er, and others

Parker Donat's comment, February 18, 2013 5:01 PM
Cool idea using transmedia.
Parker Donat's curator insight, February 18, 2013 5:03 PM

Super cool trandsmedia story idea that involves getting kids to tell stories in a gamafied way through an app. I'm sure kids will get creative with this.