A magical TED talk by illustrator, storyteller Shilo Shiv Suleman on “using tech to enable dreaming.”
This post from Digital Book World on user experience and digital reading underscores why I believe writers have much to learn from Narrative Designers and the gaming industry.
Myths are public dreams, dreams are private myths.– Joseph Campbell
Digital Hollywood Content Summit: Game of Thrones:... →
futureoffilm: When Campfire’s Steve Coulson set out to create an immersive experience around the HBO production of George R. R. Martin’s Game of Thrones, he faced a now-familiar problem: how to simultaneously generate buzz for the show, introduce the story to a new audience,…
Hollywood is discovering that the return on investment becomes more minimal if...– Jeff Gomez in THR on the approved transmedia credit for the Producers Guild of America (via one3productions)
Outrage at TOC conference over Penguin's move to... →
Publishers once again shoot themselves in the foot, and once again libraries are expressing their outrage saying that they refuse to become “collateral damage.” The Revson Foundation’s Julie Sandford offers this insight calling libraries “the last remaining civic public square”. She (Sandford) and others reminded listeners that at a time of declining bricks-and-mortar stores,...
Moral/ethical issues surrounding crowd-sourcing...
Just yesterday we saw the announcement from Sourcefabric about Booktype, an open source publishing platform. Today, I read Meryl Alper’s Reflections in iKids and Kidscreen Summit 2012 in which she hits upon several key issues that I think makes creating transmedia for kids a unique process, questions that every kid lit writer must consider with every new technological development. In her...
Inkling Reveals New iPad Pub Platform -... →
Another publishing platform announced today, this one for the iPad that will enable publishers to create “interactive content including guided tours, 3-D exhibits, interactive quizzes and high -def video.” What will books look like by the end of 2012 I wonder?
Silverstring Media » A Business Proposition →
Great post by Lucas Johnson of Silverstring Media on the need for a publishing house for transmedia productions. Frankly, it seems like the traditional publishing houses of today are actually in a pretty good position to do exactly this, if they’re willing to work with writers from the start to develop the ideas. (Scholastic of course did basically this with 39 Clues — except that was a...
Silverstring Media » Audience and Story continued →
If you are a writer, you should read these two thought provoking posts by Lucas Johnson.
Why is geometry often described as ‘cold’ and ‘dry?’ One...– Benoît B. Mandelbrot, mathematician who developed the field of fractal geometry