Tip of the Quill: A Journal

Category Archives: Transmedia

Transmedia extension as super-limited collector’s item?

The folks behind the upcoming animated movie 9 have created a “mad science journal” that could be seen a prequel-esque diegetic artifact, insofar as it includes “ink blots, sketches and doomsday prophesies” as well as a whole bunch of information as to how the ragdoll characters of the film came to exist. According to the […]

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Transmedia Storytelling and Entertainment: A Syllabus

Since the announcement that Futures of Entertainment 4 will focus on transmedia, since I’m actually on it (twice – check out August 24th and October 5th) and – most importantly – since Henry asked me to, I’m republishing Henry’s syllabus for the transmedia storytelling class he’s offering at USC this fall. The following post originally […]

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Boston to Brazil and Back.

This past weekend I was fortunate enough to join my friends MaurĂ­cio Mota and Mark Warshaw of The Alchemists (also here) as an invited speaker at the Descolagem lecture series in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Our hosts were Roberto “Beto” Largman and Marcia Oliveira, the founders of the Descolagem series and two genuinely warm and […]

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Henry Jenkins: Convergence Culture and Transmedia Storytelling in a Nutshell.

In this clip from the future (November 2009?) Henry sums up the basics of what he’s been saying about convergence culture, transmedia storytelling and the Obama campaign. Henry Jenkins on Transmedia – November 2009 from niko on Vimeo. I really like how the author describes the clip as a “viral-info-snack”; Henry would challenge the ‘viral’ […]

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On Vooks and Transmedia Resistance.

On April 4, 2009, the New York Times ran a piece by Brad Stone called “Is This the Future of the Digital Book?“. In it, Stone writes: Bradley Inman wants to create great fiction, dramatic online video and compelling Twitter stream — and then roll them all into a multimedia hybrid that is tailored to […]

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Whedon’s New Business Model ‘Horribly’ Awesome

Last week Wharton at the University of Pennsylvania posted an excellent in-depth interview with Joss Whedon that is one of the best pieces of from-the-trenches insight that I’ve read in ages – especially in how Whedon digs into the emerging business model of independently-produced Internet content. Whedon is best known as the creator of the […]

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The Future of Entertainment is… Paper?

Man, I hate hearing about an awesome conference just after the thing’s wrapped up. So it is this week with PaperCamp, which went down in London on January 17th. Here’s the description of the event from its own webpage: What is PaperCamp? A get-together for a day to talk about, fiddle with, make and explore […]

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iTunes Network Ratings Boost and the State of IPTV

Good news for those of us living in the 21st century! NBC is crediting the iTunes Store with boosting their ratings: NBC’s “The Office” delivered a 5.1-its highest ratings ever-last Thursday among adults 18 to 49, a bump the network credits in large part to the show’s popularity as an iPod download. In fact, the […]

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The Adult Swim Channel?

Another notable post from TVSquad: the Adult Swim channel? It’s a throwaway line in a holiday wishlist (and a hearty amen to his wish for complete seasons of Mystery Science Theater 3000), but it raises an interesting question. Would it make sense to create a full-fledged Adult Swim network? On the one hand, I bellow […]

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The TV Learning Curve

So here’s an interesting little post from my morning’s readings: TYSquad’s top five shows that got much better after the first season. Their list: Seinfeld Friends The Odd Couple Star Trek: The Next Generation The Simpsons The list is insightful (swing by for their reasons), but this makes me think even fruther about reversing the […]

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