Well, not quite ‘death’ but an indefinite hiatus. I’m powering down this blog for a few reasons, one of which is my desire to finish my PhD. I’ve tried for the last year and a half to do PhD writing and work and this blog, but found the mindsets are somewhat incompatable. I’ve decided therefore … Read moreDeath of a Blog, Birth of a Podcast
I kept forgeting to post about this but just in case there are some of you that not aware of what Radiohead are doing, here it is. Radiohead’s latest album, In Rainbows, will be released in December but you can preorder at their website. Rather than just offer the CDs for buying, Radiohead have undertaken four … Read moreWOW! Radiohead. No, really
A couple of years ago Scott Donaton, the editor of Advertising Age, published a book called Madison & Vine: Why the Entertainment and Marketing Industries Must Converge to Survive. Scott revisited ‘branded entertainment’ in a talk he gave recently, which has been published at the Madison & Vine section of Advertising Age. In the article he … Read moreMadison & Vine Revisited
After my post about Danah Boyd’s exploration of the history of social network sites, Trebor Scholz has developed his own. It is pretty comprehensive: This is a cross-cultural, critical history of social life on the Internet. It captures technical, cultural, and political events that influenced the evolution of computer-assisted person-to-person communication via the net. Acknowledging … Read moreTrebor Scholz's History of the Social Web
X Timeline is a site that provides a system for anyone to create timelines of any topic, and embed them on another site. There are plenty for entertainment — in particular properties, technology timelines and so on. This technology makes it easier to share what fans and researchers have been doing for a very long … Read moreX Timeline
Mirjam Struppek has an investigation into the variety of screens available in her Urbans Screens project: URBAN SCREENS is a concept developed by Mirjam Struppek. It investigates how the currently commercial use of outdoor screens can be broadened with cultural content. We address cultural fields as digital media culture, urbanism, architecture and art. We want … Read moreUrban Screens
At the beginning of their book, Digital Aboriginal: Radical Business Strategies for a World Without Rules, Mikela and Philip Tarlow set forth their manifesto: We are witnessing the birth of a new generation, described not so much by their age, as by their actions in the world. They are using the freedoms of the new economy … Read moreBarCampSydney2, unconditional participation, heterarchies, intrapreneurs, digital aboriginals and those who have Got Game
During a discussion about game to film adaptations at a talk I gave recently at the Film and Television Institute in Perth, Graeme Watson commented that part of the success of Tomb Raider could be the prevalence of the character Lara Croft. I think Graeme is dead right, and here is a post by Jessie … Read moreWorld-Creation Strategy: Characters?
“Cadeveo” has posted about “10 Books That Began Your Journey Down the Rabbit-Hole”: This one’s for all of the others who reside in any of the hundreds or thousands of disreputable parallel worlds that our more “reasonable,” brethren and sister-en refer to as the domain of those “tin-foil hat types.” For the uninitiated, I’ll clue … Read more"10 Books That Began Your Journey Down the Rabbit-Hole"
Ivan Askwith, Jonathan Gray, and Derek Johnson have started a group blog called The Extratextuals, which they explain in their birth post as: This is a blog about the media. However, with other blogs on television, film, and the media in general, we wanted to carve out a specific niche. So our blog will focus primarily … Read moreNew Transmedia Blog: "The Extratextuals"