Transmedia, Wikipedia, Actor Network Theory

Transmedia, Wikipedia, Actor Network Theory

The Wikipedia page for bean bag is pretty special #actornetworktheory #latour pic.twitter.com/uGRQyTxImu — Chris Rodley (@chrisrodley) May 2, 2015 The above tweet pointed me towards one of the oddest Wikipedia pages I’d seen since I spotted an innocuous ‘Jesus stole…

Reflections on pitching a transmedia project

Reflections on pitching a transmedia project

Pitching a project can be difficult. Especially complicated ones. Transmedia projects are by their very definition complicated. With complicated narratives across multiple linearity’s and varied mediums, condensing the appeal of a project down to a ten minute summation can be…

Project Brief 3

Project Brief 3

‘Type I Error’ is a project about perspective. Stories are about perspectives on a series of events. They give us a certain rationality to explain the chaos of our world. In ‘Type I Error’ the protagonist, an extension of the…

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…

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