At the NFB we like change.
This week, I attended the eBook Summit , an event organized by Mediabistro , GalleyCat , and eBookNewser , here in New York City, aiming to usher in the “New Era of Publishing” with a program of experts through a one-day extravaganza of digital publishing. Although geared more toward professionals in the “traditional” book publishing industry, a few overarching transmedia, digital, and storytelling themes emerged from talks by excellent mix of speakers, from agents to publishers to app developers, including Jason Ashlock of the Movable Type Literary Group and NYU Journalism professor and contributor to Fast Company, Adam Penenberg . I was particularly enthralled by media theorist Douglas Rushkoff’s talk, “Ten Commands for the Digital Age,” giving an overview of his latest book Program or Be Programmed .
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Multi-platform content, transmedia storytelling or cross media has developed into a relatively mature area for storytellers to either extend an existing property or create completely new ground-up experiences.
Tijdens een bijeenkomst van Mobile Monday in Amsterdam was Joseph Pine II een van de sprekers.
This is the extract with the highlights of the presentation by successful author and theorist Joseph Pine II who talks you through his latest and fourth amazing concept: the Multiverse.
The very first series of posts on our Teaching Thursday blog revolved around the idea of EduPunk which represented a combination of outside-the-box educational thinking, the widespread use of digital technologies, and the DIY attitude associated closely with punk rock (check them out here and here ). While EduPunk appears to have been a flash in the pan, the ideas at the core of the movement probably possess more staying power.
Last week, I participated in one of the ongoing series of webinars for teachers which is being conducted by our Project New Media Literacies team. The series emerges from an Early Adopters Network we are developing with educators in New Hampshire to drill down on the skills we identified in our white paper for the MacArthur Foundation and to think through how teachers in all school subjects and at all levels can draw on them to change how they support the learning of their students. Vanessa Vartabedian is the coordinator who has been running this series.
Everything We Know about Transmedia is Wrong
Narrative media is undergoing a shift from the traditional model of single, linear story lines to much broader explorations of the story world. Narratives are developed within larger contexts where even tertiary characters can act as launch points for new stories that flesh out the fictional universe.