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Creating Transmedia Narratives: The Structure & Design of Stories T...

Creating Transmedia Narratives: The Structure & Design of Stories T...

Media Innovation » PhD Thesis On October 1st I defended my PhD thesis at London School of Economics. It is titled: “Evolutionary Dynamics of New Media Forms: The Case of the Open Mobile Web”. It was supervised by professors Robin Mansell and Sonia Livingstone. The thesis was examined by professors John Hartley (Queensland University of Technology) and Gunther Kress (Institute of Education, University of London). You can download the thesis here. Thesis Abstract: “This thesis is designed to improve our understanding on the evolutionary dynamics of media forms, putting a special historical focus on the recent processes of web and mobile convergence and the early development of the cross-platform web. In theoretical terms the thesis explores the possibilities for the analytical integration of evolutionary approaches that traditionally have shed light on the discrete components of the evolutionary ‘ensemble’ that comprises media’s textual forms, their technologies and organisational systems.

PhD on Transmedia Practice In 2009, I submitted my PhD on transmedia practice. It is titled Transmedia Practice: Theorising the Practice of Expressing a Fictional World across Distinct Media and Environments. Download PDF | View or Embed or Download at Scribd [Personal introductory post here] I am thrilled to say that all of my examiners gave glowing and insightful comments, such as these quotes from each: “I am particularly impressed with the wealth of material tackled in the dissertation, and also the numerous theoretical sources applied. “But its significance extends far beyond the novelty of the phenomenon under investigation. I’m now putting it online for researchers and practitioners interested in this area. Abstract: In the past few years there have been a number of theories emerge in media, film, television, narrative and game studies that detail the rise of what has been variously described as transmedia, cross-media and distributed phenomena. Contents: Abstract Acknowledgements Illustrations Figures Tables

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