Publishing the Story of the Future

This Tuesday I will be presenting at this event: The Story of the Future project invites you to a one-day seminar exploring a universe in which a book is a game without buttons. Presented by the Literature Board of the Australia Council for the Arts, Publishing: The Story of the Future will provide inside knowledge … Read morePublishing the Story of the Future

Cross-Media Story: Staying Single

For the past few months I’ve had the pleasure of mentoring a best-selling UK author through the fabulous¬†De Montfort University Online¬†MA in Creative Writing and New Media program (a course¬†I’ve been a guest lecturer for). Alison Norrington has written many novels that could be described as ‘chick-lit’ (is it still OK to use such a … Read moreCross-Media Story: Staying Single

Creating TV & Serious Games for Xbox

¬†The New York Television Festival and Xbox are running an “Xbox¬†LIVE Originals Contest”: The ‚ÄúXbox LIVE Originals‚ÄĚ contest will invite a wide range of artists and Xbox users to create a 5 to 15-minute pilot episode introducing an original television series.¬† The pilots may be live-action, animated or both.¬† All entries must be submitted before … Read moreCreating TV & Serious Games for Xbox

Literary ARG!: Raw Shark Texts

A couple of weeks ago I toddled along to the Sydney Writers Festival to see a UK author speak. I wanted to ask¬†Steven Hall¬†about¬†his RawSharkTexts website, which seems a great extension of the storyworld of¬†his novel Raw Shark Texts. The novel — ‘a science fiction, romance, thriller, adventure and mystery’ —¬†is described as follows: [A]¬†20-something … Read moreLiterary ARG!: Raw Shark Texts

SXSW Alternate Reality Games transcript online

Dan Hon, COO of Mind Candy has put the transcript of the 2007¬†SXSW¬†conference panel:¬†ARG! The Attack of the Alternate Reality Games¬†transcript online. It is a fantastic talk that addresses alot of questions people have about ARGs and marketing and emerging trends. I’ve cherrypicked some quotes that stand out for me.

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"Transmedia Story Creation" postgrad subject @ University of Central Florida

This is definitely a time of monocle popping for me. I have just discovered a course dedicated to ‘transmedia story creation’.¬†It¬†is a core postgraduate subject in the Visual Language and Interactive Media MFA in Digital Media¬†at the University of Central Florida. Dr Rudy McDaniel runs the course, which¬†is described in the syllabus as follows: In … Read more"Transmedia Story Creation" postgrad subject @ University of Central Florida

First 360 Experience Comedy!

I, and many others, have been looking forward to (and thinking about¬†creating)¬†a multi-platform¬†immersive comedy for a while. Well, NBC will be doing¬†it¬†soon:¬† NBC Digital Entertainment today¬†[May 14] announced the second season of its pioneering interactive entertainment. Continuing to set the standard for broadcast network digital entertainment, this fall, NBC Digital Entertainment will introduce the follow … Read moreFirst 360 Experience Comedy!

Convergence Journalism Links

Just came across two new sites that provide top notch information about journalism, newspapers and newsrooms in this age of integrating media: Editors Weblog: “editorial solutions for the newspaper renaissance”. Includes categories such as multimedia convergence, citizen journalism, online strategies, newsroom management, revenue & business models Trends in Newsrooms Looking to find out what editors-in-chief … Read moreConvergence Journalism Links