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Friday, April 27, 2012

A Tale of Two Johns: affecting change through interactivity | i-docs


Great post from i-docs!

"A Tale of Two Johns: affecting change through interactivity
April 27, 2012Technology
Having recently presented A Tale of Two Johns at i-docs in Bristol we thought we would give a little overview of the project for those who weren’t able to see our presentation. Enjoy and feel free to follow the progress of the project on Twitter by following us @LondonQuest.

The Concept
A Tale of Two Johns is an interactive drama documentary about two men whose lives are turned upside down by the financial crisis in two European cities: London and Paris. The dual narratives will unfold in real time, in the real world and, through the use of multiple media platforms, including web-based film, social media and interactive live events, our audience will become active participants in the drama. By empowering members of the public to shape a story that responds to the global financial crisis, this project will offer a unique insight into where we stand as citizens of Europe...."

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Thursday, April 26, 2012

The Arrglington Jump - Transmedia Hollywood 3 Coverage (Part 1)

Great Summary from April Arrglington

Panel 1: Realigned Work Worlds – Content creators looking beyond Hollywood, Silicon Valley & Madison Avenue for collaborators in the 2.0 space

"On the convergence of the different entertainments communities:

We are entering a period in time where marketing and content are becoming indivisible. This is mainly because the way to get noticed in this saturated market is by making your experience more valuable and content driven. Traditional marketing models are becoming less relevant and efficient, especially now that everything is driven by social media. Besides, there is a new generation of content creators that have come up with new technological tools that allows them to carve their own space in the market. This is why Hollywood, Silicon Valley, and Madison Avenue have been forced to converge. It’s a sign of the cultural shift of our times. Granted, because we are still in a transitional period there are many communication issues between the silos in these spheres. But these are growing pains that are expected to be overcome if there is any hope for an efficient integration of these entertainment communities...."

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Friday, April 20, 2012

Everything You Need To Know About CES | Sortable Infographic

Sortable | How Green is the iPad?? info graphic

Very Smart: What if Interactivity is the New Passivity? Jonathan Sterne / McGill University | Flow


Posted by Jonathan Sterne McGill University on April 9th, 2012


"...The demand to participate can become coercive, exhausting the very collective faculties it officially celebrates. While interactivity can be imagined as the “like” or “retweet,” it also encompasses the “agree to terms” button. The supposedly democratic call to dialogue and participation can turn sour when people have good reasons and desires to retreat. In his discussion of Melville’s famous story “Bartleby the Scrivener,” John Durham Peters calls this the “cold righteousness of dialogism,” a “moral tyranny” of the call to the other to interact on a subject’s pregiven terms. “Dialogue’s supposed moral nobility can suffocate those who prefer not to play along” (Peters 1999, 159).

The issue here isn’t that we need a pure space from which to critique capitalism—for you as reader and I as writer are always already compromised. It is that we need some occasions for reflection that aren’t simply subsumed under the sign of participation. My colleague Darin Barney has written beautifully on this subject, arguing that any kind of meaningful political—and I would add cultural—judgment requires some assertion of distance, some strategic and temporary disengagement on people’s own terms. This is not to say all participation is bad, any more than it is to say that all consumption was bad in the golden age of mass culture criticism. Neither activity nor passivity are goods in themselves; both have roles to play in culture, politics and personal life...."

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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Instagram Infographic: Facebook Acquires Instagram | Socialnomics

Genius: Why You Love "The Wire," Explained In Fascinating Detail | Co.Create: Creativity

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"..Created by Erlend Lavik, who hails from the Department of Information Science and Media at the University of Bergen, Norway, “Style in The Wire” dissects the beloved show from the standpoint of visual style--the filmmaking philosophy and camera techniques used to tell the stories of Baltimore’s hardest men and women..."

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Monday, April 9, 2012

New iPad, Kinect sensor, and 24-foot screen combined to make massive interactive tablet | The Verge

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Friday, April 6, 2012

Beautiful Responsive Infographic: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation » American Public Libraries & Community Internet Access

10 Ways Social Media is Transforming our Culture and World | Jeffbullas's Blog

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Written by Lisa Galarnea (excerpt)

New Possibilities Created by Connections
Here are 10 ways I see us transforming as a culture, based on the possibilities now afforded to us by connections and technology:

1. Challenging the Status Quo

Before we could reach out to anyone on the planet, did we ever see anything as amazing as the projects and successes associated with challenged paradigms in the world? With collective marketplaces that match previously disconnected buyers and sellers, fans of every color, ‘it takes a village‘ projects like Open Source, and collective effort never before seen in the world. We are challenging the status quo, building things, creating things, connecting with each other, self-organizing around important issues, and yes, changing the world little bit by little bit.

2. Changed by Exposure to Diversity

We pay attention to the small details of people’s lives, delight over their family photos, and share at the level of family with a whole bunch of people. We’re supported when we need to be. We talk about issues and conundrums and joys. People are connecting and being exposed to both comfortable and diverse perspectives.
That will serve us well.

3. Support is Now Visible

We support people and things we like, on sites like Digg and Reddit

4. Learn More from Each Other

We learn from each other. You can find everything from make-up tips to channeled extraterrestrial messages on YouTube. And if you have ever doubted that kids are learning things these days, check out this very interesting exchange between a student and his English teacher.

5. Crowd Sourced Wisdom

We share our knowledge, wisdom and experiences. Quora is a place where you can ask any question in the world, and expect a reasonable answer....

Lisa Galarneau is a socio-cultural anthropologist who studies emerging cultures and trends in technology, information and media. Read the full list of 10 Ways... here:

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