Author Archives: geoffreylong

Geoffrey Long is a media analyst, scholar, and storyteller exploring transmedia experiences, emerging entertainment platforms and the future of entertainment as the Lead Narrative Producer for the Narrative Design Team at Microsoft Studios. He is an alum of the MIT Comparative Media Studies program, a FoE Fellow with the Futures of Entertainment community, and a co-editor of the Playful Thinking book series from the MIT Press. His personal site can be found at geoffreylong.com.

Links list: 05-24-2014, the SOLID 10(ish) edition.

I’ve just returned from O’Reilly’s inaugural SOLID conference in San Francisco. Here are 10 of the cool things I found, plus one bonus fascinating turn of events… Noam.io from IDEO. This could be crucial for an upcoming version of LIGHTHOUSE IN THE WOODS… MOMA’s Paola Antonelli. One of the best talks at SOLID was from […]

Links list: 05-13-2014.

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these, but I have a ton of open tabs I need to close and I thought I’d share a snapshot of what’s ben on my mind lately. In no particular order… Gruff Rhys Journeys into the Transmedia Landscape of the “American Interior”. Emerging possible case study […]

FUTURECOMICS with Joe LeFavi, me, and Henry Jenkins.

Yesterday afternoon my friend Joe LeFavi and I were invited to present futurecomics1, a conversation about what’s next in the art and business of comics, in Henry Jenkins' “Comics and Graphic Storytelling” course at the USC Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism. It was the last course of the year, so Henry thought it’d be […]

So, that happened.

How cool is this? And yes, it’s that Orlando Jones. Who, yes, I have had the privilege of meeting, and yes, he is very awesome. #FF #AcaFans @henryjenkins @flourish @bookdal @prof_anne @bertha_c @FanStudies @bennettlucyk @travelingheidi @geoffreylong @FrancescaMSmith — Orlando Jones (@TheOrlandoJones) April 11, 2014

On jrCEOs.

A few weeks ago, my friend Noam Dromi asked me if the Annenberg Innovation Lab could host a group of schoolkids that he was mentoring via his jrCEOs project. Specifically, he asked if I would be willing to play host, showing off the new techno-toys that we’ve been tinkering with in the lab. The thinking […]

On Koblin and Echelman’s “Unnumbered Sparks”.

One of the most interesting new friends I’ve gotten to make during my time at USC so far has got to be Aaron Koblin, this year’s innovator-in-residence at the Annenberg Innovation Lab and the Creative Director of the Data Arts Team at Google. Aaron’s just unveiled his latest work, a collaboration with textile sculptor Janet […]

On the possibilities of an “all-mobile environment”.

A few weeks ago, the Annenberg Innovation Lab held our Spring 2014 Think & Do event. Much like the “New Screens: Re-Envisioning Home Entertainment” Think & Do we held back in the fall, this one focused on one of the four core areas of the lab’s Edison Project. This time around, the focus was on […]

The Immortal Augustus Gladstone.

The Immortal Augustus Gladstone – Trailer from ZOO BREAK GUN CLUB L.L.C. on Vimeo. Awesome-looking new movie from Robyn Miller (of MYST fame) and BOING BOING, released as VOD on Vimeo, purchasable directly through embedded trailers like the one above. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I love the future.

Bang bang hammer hammer (2014 edition).

Rabbit rabbit! Happy New Year, everyone! It’s been a few months since I’ve posted an update about what all I’ve been up to. The short answer is, a lot. As for a long answer… Life at USC has been wonderfully, delightfully hectic this past semester. As I said back in September: I believe that there […]

Steve Heller: The Makers Rule.

From Metropolis’ “The Year in Review“: Entrepreneurship is endemic to designers. They make things, and there are many things, from books to apps, from the quirkiest to the most mainstream, being created by designers who now see ways of marketing them directly to an audience through the Web. Unit Editions in London is on the […]