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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 Waiting Room – One Hospital. Hundreds of Stories.

July21

The waiting room is a film and social media project about healthcare. Focusing on a ‘safety net’ hospital in California, The waiting room is also a repository of conversation topics and emotions felt in the online waiting room.

 

One Hospital. Hundreds of stories.

The Company P on Participation

July21

Taken from Power to the Pixel 2009, this is an interesting insight on participation from Martin Elricsson form The Company P.

MyWorld – Online Literacy Learning Game

July20

This is a nice learning tool which uses game dynamics and themes to teach online literacy. It’s a nice concept which sees the user progressing through the training lessons like levels of a game, to encourage participation and completion.

 

Lance Weiler – Collapsus

July20

Collapsus is a brand-new transmedia project from SubmarineChannel that combines interactivity, animation, fiction, and documentary. Collapsus looks into the near future and shows you how the imminent energy crisis affects a group of ten young people, who appear to be caught up in an energy conspiracy. Collapsus is the transmedia project associated with the documentary, Energy Risk. 
Collapsus is directed by Tommy Pallotta, producer of Scanner Darkly and Waking Life, and director of American Prince.

Collapsus Trailer from SubmarineChannel on Vimeo.

WordLens – Augmented Reality Translation

July20

Augmented reality is technology posing as a toy while waiting for time to catch up. Wordlens is a fantastic use, which translates text in realtime. If – like me – you love languages, this could be a seen as a step back, but I prefer to think of it as a supplemental addition to the enthusiastic linguist.

Learning by looking

Who Wants to Be a Terrorist?

July18

At last – reality TV with some actual threat. It’s what the world has been building to since Survivor first soiled the airwaves.

See - they were only joking.

Pinwall – 3d Projection and Augmented Reality Game

July18

Pinwall is a fantastic installation which takes a different twist on 3d Projection Mapping, but making it interactive to the point of becoming a game in itself. This projection is a full working pinball game superimposed on a building which passers by can play and interact with, rather than being simply passive, making it both projection mapping and augmented reality.
This great video also gives a lightweight insight into the making of the project.

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...

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