The others don't see like we do

The others don’t see like we do

This blog post is in response to a lecture by Dr Troy Innocent, about alternate reality games (ARG) he has been running in Melbourne and Sydney. Using the games he aims to re-imagine public spaces like streets and buildings within…

Fan service - Do it for the fans?

Fan service – Do it for the fans?

Fan Service refers to the inclusion of aspects of a narrative, just to please the fan base. Fan Service has its roots in Japanese animation (anime) and its fans (otaku’s). It would typically involve a longer fight sequence or a…

Comic Wars

Comic Wars

In ’79 Jean-Francois Lyotard (1984, p5) proclaimed that ‘Knowledge in the form of an informational commodity indispensable to productive power is already, an will continue to be, a major – perhaps the major – stake in the world wide competition…

Project brainstorming.

Project brainstorming.

‘Type I Error’ Post 2015. Metadata is collected on every Australian citizen to fight terrorism. To protect the people. Jump into the shoes of a journalist.  You get your first big break – you are approached by a government whistleblower…

Playing in the sandbox

Playing in the sandbox

In today’s world everything is digital at some point. Even if you aren’t part of the growing crowd of e-reader clicking commuters, the paperback you read on the train to work still existed as a digital file before its printing….

We're playing videogames

We’re playing videogames

Transmedia projects have a lot in common and can even encompass video games. It is worth exploring the history of video games in order to understand how audiences might expect to interact with a transmedia project. In the BBC documentary…

Curating, the new authorship

Curating, the new authorship

GirlTalk – ‘Oh No’ (2010) What is creation? The fashioning of something new?  But out of what? And how new? Is creating a playlist a form of creation (such as the Triple J Hottest 100 compilations)? Or maybe taking even…

Serial, one transmedia story told week by week

Serial, one transmedia story told week by week

“This is not an original idea. Maybe in podcast form it is, and trying to do it as a documentary story is really, really hard. But trying to do it as a serial, this is as old as Dickens.” Sarah…

What is this transmedia storytelling anyway?

What is this transmedia storytelling anyway?

I’ll approach this question using the two set readings for the week. The first pertains directly to the old fashioned modality of story by Robert McKee. Written in 1997 it is hardly surprising that this text refers to script writing…

'StoryLab' experiments with narrative

‘StoryLab’ experiments with narrative

Yesterday we had our first class for RMIT’s new studio model. ‘StoryLab’ run by Dr. Daniel Binns is set to explore what stories are made of. Each week we’ll go through about 5 hours of seminars, group work etc. The…

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