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Take this Lollipop….

November11

really nice facebook hijack

How much information do you give away?

Alternate Reality Games – The Future according to GameSpot

September28

Games site GameSpot gives a guide to ARG’s from Advertising to artforms.

participatory advertising and ARG.

Ten games that make you think about life

September28

Thanks to Casual Girl Gamer for a fantastic top 10 of games designed to provoke and emotional response. Clickpic.

“Games might not yet be recognized as art but they are increasingly being used to explore the kind of deep themes that were previously the preserve of artists and philosophers.”

Girls make the best gamers.....

NAWLZ – Interactive Comic

July25

NAWLZ is a beautiful interactive comic with great writing and fantastic artwork.

NAWLZ - Comics Evolved

The Company P – Dollplay

July25

The Company P are the kings of transmedia experience, and have managed to formulate a reproducible pipeline for the process.

Working with 20th Century Fox and Joss Whedon, Dollplay is a participatory experience set in the world of the Buffy and Firefly creator’s Dollhouse. By watching webisodes and and participating with uploaded content of their own, the audience works with a young girl called Hazel to uncover a mystery set in the Dollhouse universe.

 

Dollplay

The Conspiracy for Good

July18

Fantastic transmedia story which starts with a young female DJ making a piece about AIDS in Africa when she discovers an oil company is going to run a pipeline straight through the village she is working in. From there it becomes a multi narrative, multi platform experience that spans the globe and encourages participants to create their own content.

A wonderful piece by The Company P and Tim Kring of ‘Heroes’ fame

Jolly good

 

Connected Robot speaks in Parliament

July17

Giant killer robots, pens and politics – What’s not to like?

In an innovative attempt to address political disengagement among the youth, this project sees a writing robot connected to a web portal which will scribe the exact issues concerning the target audience, word by word inside the Houses of Parliament, to ensure every voice is heard.

 

Youth says: Give us more oil. And chainsaw attachments...

Immigration Nation

July17

An interactive look into the origins and personal stories of Australia. Telling stories from all nations who ended up in the country as well as the indigenous peoples. There are linear tales as well as a great interactive documentary.

The Future of Interactive TV – Greys Anatomy IPad

July15

Grey’s Anatomy IPad two screen experience.

With advances in technology, it can still be tricky to see what the future holds for content. All too often, these advances seem to provide only 360 content – the same content on a number of platforms – rather than complimentary experiences offering platform specific lenses on larger narratives. Or transmedia.

This is one of the best examples so far of how alternate platforms can work in the same physical space together to expand experience.


I would not trust any of these people with my pancreas

Transmedia and Adverising – Ivan Askwith

July12

Ivan Askwith is big strategy Cheese at Big Spaceship. Here is a old – but not dated presentation on Transmedia and advertising worth reflecting on with some fantastic insight and leaving the audience in the privileged position of being able to look at how Ivan’s thinking is present in the world today.

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