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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What Transmedia Storytellers and Drug Dealers Have in Common: A "Bravest Warriors" Case Study

What Transmedia Storytellers and Drug Dealers Have in Common: A "Bravest Warriors" Case Study | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Macaulay New Media Lab:  "The more I engage with this fledgling series, the more I find out about the qualities of a good transmedia story.  It isn’t enough to merely adapt a story for screen and print, there needs to be a compelling reason for it to bridge multiple mediums" ...

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An interesting, but to-the-point, analogy ....

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Debbie Elicksen 's curator insight, April 5, 2013 10:46 AM

Comparing storytellers to drug dealers is certainly an attention grabber.

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Post-ARGs: ZedTO, Visitations and the Mission Biz [#Transmedia]

Post-ARGs: ZedTO, Visitations and the Mission Biz [#Transmedia] | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Elize Morgan:  "Through live-action theatrical performances, online video, social networks, and a myriad of websites, the project [ZED.TO] explored what it might be like to live in a future where a corporation called ByoLogyc redefines what it means to be human through "lifestyle biotech" products."

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An interesting postmortem of the transmedia experience, ZedTO.

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North Korean documentary tries transmedia trends

North Korean documentary tries transmedia trends | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Kyle Burton:  "[Toronto filmmaker Ann Shin] and her small crew of a camera operator and sound technician followed an agent called "Dragon" from the North Korea-China border all the way to Bangkok with refugees who had high hopes for a better life in South Korea."

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An interesting look at the execution of a transmedia project under daring circumstances.

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Debbie Elicksen 's curator insight, March 22, 2013 11:08 AM

Improvising techniques and technology often makes almost as good a story as the story itself.

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Transmedia Project Updates

Transmedia Project Updates | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Fiona Milburn:  "Follow the links for the latest on projects being tracked by Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age" ...

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Defiance: The First Video-Game Television Show

Susan Karlin:  “A new science fiction franchise faces many technical challenges in marrying a video game with a television show.

 

Kickstarter Alert: Authentic in All Caps

Daniel Donahoo:  “Storytellers and those interested in how we wander around the web should be interested in this little transmedia storytelling project coming out of the brain of Christy Dena called Authentic in All Caps.

 

Exclusive Interview: ‘Lizzie Bennet Diaries’ Transmedia Producer Jay Bushman talks the Streamys, the show, more

Marama Whyte:  “The latest in our series of exclusive Lizzie Bennet Diaries interviews – Hypable spoke to The LBD Transmedia Producer Jay Bushman about his recent Streamys win, his work on the show, and what transmedia is all about, anyway.

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the transmedia of fringe

the transmedia of fringe | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

James Carter:  "After five seasons, two universes, and multiple timelines, Fringe ended its run January 18, 2013 on Fox. I’m proud to say I stuck with this show to the very end. More than anything – like other fans – I connected with the cast’s phenomenal performances. When the sci-fi was good, the show was great. When there was more “fi” than “sci,” the actors buoyed the show to the next peculiar portal."

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A great case-study!  Thank you James Carter :)

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Asil's curator insight, February 3, 2013 11:11 PM

Loved this show ... it had some 'jump the shark' moments, but it was one of the best scifi series to come along since BSG.  I will miss the characters.

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Interview: Houston Howard on “City of Refuge” [#Transmedia]

Interview: Houston Howard on “City of Refuge” [#Transmedia] | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Mike Vogel:  "City of Refuge is an ambitious transmedia project about a fictional small town that serves as an alternative to prison, where criminals are reformed and safe from law-enforcement. But if they leave the town, they risk being chased down by bounty hunters. I interviewed producer Houston Howard about City of Refuge."

The Digital Rocking Chair's insight:

An excellent interview with City of Refuge producer, Houston Howard.  It's a great snapshot of the transmedia development process.

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Television and Gaming Merge in Defiance for Transmedia War Zone

Television and Gaming Merge in Defiance for Transmedia War Zone | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Celina Beach:  "Over the years, Rockne S. O’Bannon has transformed more than a few science fiction projects into cult classics: O’Bannon helped shape the futuristic worlds depicted in properties including Alien Nation, SeaQuest DSV, and Farscape."

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Gosh, just realized that I've been tracking the development of this project for close to 18 months now!  You can check out previously scooped articles here.

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The Transmedia Genius of Pretty Little Liars

The Transmedia Genius of Pretty Little Liars | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Sheila Seles:  "First and foremost, Pretty Little Liars is getting transmedia right" ...

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Blue Fin Labs, the Social TV Analytics company, looks at how Pretty Little Liars is successfully leveraging social media for transmedia storytelling.

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Alt-Minds Serves Up Real-Time Mystery in Four Languages

Alt-Minds Serves Up Real-Time Mystery in Four Languages | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Five brilliant young scientists collectively known as "MHD-6" disappear from Belgrade University. Shortly after, a video of the kidnapping makes its way to the foundation...
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An overview of Alt-Minds, a European-based transmedia experience, from Brandie Minchew of ARGNet.

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An inside look at how Starlight Runner develops social TV storytelling [#Transmedia]

An inside look at how Starlight Runner develops social TV storytelling [#Transmedia] | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Natan Edelsburg:  "The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are back and are taking over multiple platforms as Nickelodeon grows the brand for a new generation of kids (and pizza lovers)."

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The "how?" and the "why?" of Starlight Runner's approach to transmedia storytelling.

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Transmedia DNA of SQUATTERTOWN [Case Study]

Transmedia DNA of SQUATTERTOWN  [Case Study] | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Haexagon Concepts:   "Every now and then we will present a DNA map of one of our transmedia projects and discuss what happened inside the story universe and what have been project results as well as our personal takeaways."


DRC:  This is Haexagon's very detailed case study of their transmedia project, Sqattertown.

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Reviewing Uncover, a Religious Transmedia Campaign

Reviewing Uncover, a Religious Transmedia Campaign | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

J. Nathan Matias:  "A few weeks ago, I received a fascinating package in the mail. It was a copy of the gospel of Luke interleaved with graph paper and QR codes. In this post, I interview the creators of Uncover, review it, offer design ideas for transmedia religious texts, and reflect on data privacy in religion" ...

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Interview with Orange’s Morgan Bouchet, on creating “total fiction” ALT-MINDS [#transmedia]

Interview with Orange’s Morgan Bouchet, on creating “total fiction” ALT-MINDS [#transmedia] | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

James Martin: "Why is one of the world's largest telecoms funding an ambitious transmedia project? we asked its project leader to explain" ...

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SyFy and Trion launch Defiance transmedia experience

SyFy and Trion launch Defiance transmedia experience | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Peter Smith:  "Defiance is both a TV series and a video game, designed to support each other. The game launches today, the TV series in two weeks."

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In case you've missed all the coverage to date, here's an excellent article explaining what the transmedia experience called Defiance is all about.

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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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Theater Goes Transmedia: Taking Plays Far Beyond The Theater Walls

Theater Goes Transmedia: Taking Plays Far Beyond The Theater Walls | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Michael Gallant:  "Visit the website meetverastark.com and you’ll learn about one of America’s greatest actresses, a woman referred to as a teacher, singer, lover, civil rights activist, and femme fatale. [...] The only catch? Vera Stark isn’t real."

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Lynn Nottage, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, journeys into transmedia storytelling with the help of the Black Women Playwrights’ Group (BWPG) and Carnegie Mellon University’s Entertainment Technology Center (ETC) ...

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Deanya Lattimore Schempp's curator insight, March 8, 2013 7:51 AM

Nice way to blur the lines between theater and short story, when both are "novelized" (Bakhtin) by digital media.  

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How Scott Pilgrim Blended Comics, Film and Video Games [#Transmedia]

How Scott Pilgrim Blended Comics, Film and Video Games [#Transmedia] | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Kirk Hamilton:  "This video essay, by Dr. Drew Morton from Texas A&M University-Texarkana, takes a look at how transmedia can fail (e.g. The Matrix) and how it succeeded with Scott Pilgrim."

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Dr. Drew Morton on Scott Pilgrim: a unique transmedia experience in which visual style is the glue uniting comic, film & video game.

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Debbie Elicksen 's curator insight, February 22, 2013 9:09 AM

How can multi-platform storytelling be a bad thing?

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Clockwork Watch [#Transmedia]

Clockwork Watch [#Transmedia] | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"Clockwork Watch is an immersive participatory story set in a retro-futurist vision of Victorian England. The narrative is played out across graphic novels, interactive promenade theatre, freeform role-play, online adventures, an interactive book, and a feature film."

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For more on this fascinating transmedia project, visit their website.

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‘Transmedia’ storytelling could be the future for some authors

‘Transmedia’ storytelling could be the future for some authors | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Omar L. Gallaga:  "The word “transmedia” itself has come to represent a concept that doesn’t mean the same thing to everyone, especially in publishing."

The Digital Rocking Chair's insight:

An interesting look at transmedia properties which have books as a key component.  In fact, Dynasty of the Magi has just won the award for Best Transmedia Project in the Publishing Innovation Awards.

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Parker Donat's curator insight, January 22, 2013 7:30 PM

For business storytelling to be a success there needs to be a good strategy around making money. Given that eBooks and apps are so popular there is a definate opportunity to tell a great story using these platfrorms to create a more engaged community. I haven't bought this book but it seems to really understand transmedia and the use of muliple patforms. And this book, Dynasty of the Magi has just won the award for Best Transmedia Project in the Publishing Innovation Awards

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Monster High: Transmedia Education

Monster High: Transmedia Education | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Understanding that people learn in a variety of ways, and that storytelling is tradition of humankind, it makes sense to tell stories using a variety of media. Hence, transmedia storytelling (Jenkins, 2007).


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I've had a soft spot for Monster High ever since they first appeared on my 'transmedia radar' with their 2011 Kind Campaign involvement.

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Murder in Passing: Transmedia on the Toronto Subway

Murder in Passing: Transmedia on the Toronto Subway | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Randy Astle:  "Public transit’s always been a great place for art, from busking musicians to the New York MTA’s current Sam Shaw photography exhibit [...]"

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This sounds like a great project: plublic art meet transmedia storytelling.  Note: For those of us outside of Toronto, we can engage with the project at http://murderinpassing.com.

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Exploring SyFy’s Transmedia Project ‘Defiance’

Exploring SyFy’s Transmedia Project ‘Defiance’ | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Alan Robinson:  "Whether it has been through novels, webisodes, or interactive “alternate reality” games, the concept of transmedia storytelling continues to evolve in news ways as technology becomes more accessible. Nothing has been quite so immersive, however, as the SyFy Channel’s upcoming TV series, Defiance" ...

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I'm really hoping Defiance lives up to expectations ... I guess only time will tell.

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Jeni Mawter's curator insight, December 30, 2012 11:16 PM

For lovers of Sci Fi everywhere.

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Finding The Core Of A Story: How The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Are Evolving For a Multi-Platform World [#TransmediaStorytelling]

Finding The Core Of A Story: How The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Are Evolving For a Multi-Platform World [#TransmediaStorytelling] | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Paula Bernstein: "New York-based production company Starlight Runner Entertainment has been tasked with uncovering the heart of the TMNT story as the resurrected property expands to new platforms."

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iPad App Vision Machine Reinvents the Independent Digital Comic

iPad App Vision Machine Reinvents the Independent Digital Comic | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Filmmaker Magazine:  "Filmmaker Greg Pak (Robot Stories) has released his graphic novel Vision Machine as an iPad app and, in the process, is pointing the way towards new storytelling formats and new production and distribution partnerships."

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Laser Lace Letters - 7 Tangible Steampunk Stories

Haley Moore:  "Seven Victorians had their silhouettes made at a little shop in London, and then, they vanished. What happened? The letters tell all."

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