David Varela, one of the writers who worked on Mind Candy’s alternate reality game Perplex City , has an article on writing for the ARG in the September issue (36) of Scriptwriting Magazine. Check it out: http://www.scriptwritermagazine.com/
I found these on John August’s blog. Priceless. From Crackle: Script Cops, Ep 1: Domestic Disturbance From Crackle: Script Cops, Ep 2: McKee Sting From Crackle: Script Cops, Ep 3: Traffic Stop
At the IAB Leadership Forum on User-Generated Content and Social Networking held on June 4th in New York, Tom Troja (VP of Marketing for Pajamas Media) had this to say about how storytelling changes in the UGC context.
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
Although I mentioned this in my last update of ARG Stats (of which there is more to come), I felt the report deserved highlighting. In 2007 Hazel Grian was awarded a place in the Arts Council England Interact programme, Diffraction: Diffraction, the pilot title of Arts Council England Interact programme, offered placements to already established artists … Read moreFinally! A Comprehensive ARG Report from the PMs
I always like to see ideas people come up with, particularly writers, when they first stumble across the notion of “transmedia storytelling”. Here is one nice one by “Kara” (I really wish bloggers would not conceal their identity — grrr): What if Charles Dickens’ character of Estella was not someone you met when you first read Great … Read morePossibilities of "transmedia" storytelling
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"
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.
In the latest issue (Aug 07) of what has been my favourite newsletter for years, The Convergence Newsletter, the executive editor of the publication Augie Grant has an article about the lessons he learnt from the convergence research he’s been doing. Grant and colleagues have been working on two forthcoming books, Principles of Convergent Journalism and … Read moreThe Lessons of Convergence: Journalist's Perspective
I’ve been tagged by Tama Leaver and tagged by Brad Berens for the ‘8 Things About Me’ meme, two bloggers that I respect, so I’d better deliver! Here is the requisite information I have to provide first: Rules: 1. We have to post these rules before we give you the facts. 2. Players start with eight random … Read more8 Things About Me (meme)