Next public event: Power to the Pixel, London

Hello everyone! I haven’t been updating this site for a while. That will change. ūüôā My next public gig will be at Power to the Pixel, London Film Festival. As you may recall, I did the keynote and a workshop there last year. So, I’m thrilled to be invited back again. Ted Hope will be … Read moreNext public event: Power to the Pixel, London

Ep 004: Tim Wright Interview

¬† Another podcast! Yay! At this rate I might even crack three podcasts a year. hehe. Joking aside, I’m excited about our guest today. UK digital writer Tim Wright shares his vast experience with over a decade with online interactive drama and more recently multiplatform storytelling. Below is a time guide showing you topics Tim … Read moreEp 004: Tim Wright Interview

Death of a Blog, Birth of a Podcast

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

Tie-In Writers and the Mono-Medium Logic Problem

One of the reasons for the paradigmatic change to cross-media world-creation is the emergence of transliterate creators. These creators are not just fans of a range of artforms, are not only versed in a range of artforms, they are versed (or developing a literacy) in the combining of a range of artforms & media platforms. … Read moreTie-In Writers and the Mono-Medium Logic Problem

"Interactive Cinema Performances"

There is a new wave of cinema experiences emerging that points to the¬†revival of the cinema event. Contrasting interactive film (which can be experienced by one person and the interaction is limited to a DVD or remote input), these cinema events require audiences to participate in some way in an event environment. Kinoautomat¬†(movie vending-machine), 1967… … Read more"Interactive Cinema Performances"

Online & Mobile Comedy Girl Friday launched

Kylie Robertson of Ish Media, the lass behind such interactive dramas Jupiter Green and the website for¬†Joel and Cat Set the Story Straight, has launched her latest offering: Girl Friday. It is available for free via the web and mobile (in Australia).¬†The main website is at www.GirlFriday.tv with videos at YouTube, including this¬†trailer: [youtube 2-M7KqB2sO4] … Read moreOnline & Mobile Comedy Girl Friday launched

"Distributed Narratives": "She Loves the Moon" by The Strangers

In 2004, well-known academic Jill Walker Rettberg (who among other things did a great piece a few years ago about the online drama Online Caroline by XPT) published a great paper called¬†Distributed Narrative: Telling Stories Across Networks: A new kind of narrative is emerging from the network: the distributed narrative. Distributed narratives don’t bring media … Read more"Distributed Narratives": "She Loves the Moon" by The Strangers

Web & Mobile & Book integration: "Joel and Cat Set the Story Straight"

Penguin Australia have launched a new book for the 13+ market: Joel and Cat Set the Story Straight. Written by Nick Earls and Rebecca Sparrow, the story is described as follows: Joel and Cat Set the Story Straight is two weeks in the life of Joel Hedges and Cat Davis. Joel would prefer to get … Read moreWeb & Mobile & Book integration: "Joel and Cat Set the Story Straight"

My address to the Australian Publishing Industry

As I mentioned previously,¬†last month I¬†gave a talk at the Australian Literature Board’s Publishing the Story of the Future. Although it is very cringe-worthy¬†to me (I’m not my¬†usual¬†lively¬†self¬†and I’m reading a script), I’ve decided to share my slides and the video. The slides are actually best viewed at a bigger size, at slideshare.