By Haley Moore, May 2nd, 2012

With the focus of SXSW Interactive leaning toward funding and startups this year, I discovered something of a countertheme – new interest in things that celebrate an “artisanal quality” that connects you to the creator of a work.

In that spirit, I was lucky enough to get my hands dirty (literally) in a workshop for Reboot Stories‘ new project Wish for the Future.

The project, run by Janine Saunders and Workbook Project founder Lance Weiler, seeks to put people with big ideas for a better future (especially kids) in touch with people who can prototype their ideas.

What we saw at SXSW was a microcosm of the project, with the attendees breaking off to brainstorm, gather input from the group, and build a physical representation of an invention out of play-doh (which, in our case, ended up being a network of remote medical care technologies).

The experience was frantic and enjoyable, and allowed us to get to know fellow attendees in a way that was unlike the usual networking exercises of a conference. It was a chance for us to get away from prepared pitches and talks for a short time.

Our contributions, along with the ones submitted at the project’s site, will be used to create a time capstule of futurism in the year 2012.

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Haley Moore is a newspaper reporter, artist, and playwright based in north Texas. She has worked on several indie, fan and commercial Alternate Reality Games.

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By Haley Moore, April 15th, 2012

Welcome to Transmedia Talk, a new podcast covering all things Story. Transmedia Talk is co-hosted by Nick Braccia, Dee Cook, Robert Pratten and Haley Moore and looks to shed light on the topic of transmedia storytelling with commentary, interviews and tips on how storytelling is moving into the 21st century.

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Hosts
Robert Pratten from Transmedia Storyteller Ltd @robpratten

Dee Cook from Dog Tale Media @addlepated

Haley Moore @toenolla

Special Guest
Scott Walker from Brain Candy @scott_walker

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Haley Moore is a newspaper reporter, artist, and playwright based in north Texas. She has worked on several indie, fan and commercial Alternate Reality Games.

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By Haley Moore, December 14th, 2011

Welcome to Transmedia Talk, a podcast covering all things Story. Transmedia Talk is co-hosted by Nick Braccia, Dee Cook, and Haley Moore and looks to shed light on the topic of transmedia storytelling with commentary, interviews and tips on how storytelling is moving into the 21st century.

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Lucas J.W. Johnson joins the Transmedia Talk crew for a review of StoryWorld Conference 2011.

Hosts:
Nick Braccia from Culture Hacker
Dee Cook from Dog Tale Media
Haley Moore
Robert Pratten from Transmedia Storyteller

Special Guests:

Lucas JW Johnson of Silverstring Media joins us for a recap of the first Storyworld Conference held in San Francisco this Halloween.

From This Episode:

Mickey’s Ten Commandments

ARGFest

ZoeTrap, an ARG created specifically for StoryWorld Conference

Dr. Henry Jenkins’ Confessions of an Aca-Fan

Intel’s Inside Experience

Carrie Cutforth-Young’s article on Canadian transmedia funding

Azrael’s Stop

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By Haley Moore, November 8th, 2011

Welcome to Transmedia Talk, a podcast covering all things Story. Transmedia Talk is co-hosted by Nick Braccia, Dee Cook, and Haley Moore and looks to shed light on the topic of transmedia storytelling with commentary, interviews and tips on how storytelling is moving into the 21st century.

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Jeff Watson from the University of Southern California talks about Reality, a creative game he designed with Simon Wiscombe for students at the university’s School of Cinematic Arts.

Hosts:
Nick Braccia from Culture Hacker
Dee Cook from Dog Tale Media
Haley Moore

(and Host Emeritus Robert Pratten from Transmedia Storyteller)

Special Guest:

Jeff Watson, co-creator of SCA Reality at USC.

From This Episode:

USC’s Integrated Media Arts and Practice (IMAP) program.

The collaborative production game SFZero

Steve Jackson’s Illuminati

The card game Fluxx

Mary Flannagan’s Grow-A-Game

A few of our favorite deals:


Spacebound – Deal Page


The Game – Deal Page


Letters of My Lai – Deal Page

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By Haley Moore, September 29th, 2011

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Author and transmedia creator J.C. Hutchins joins us as we recap ARGFest-o-Con 2011.

Hosts:
Nick Braccia from Culture Hacker
Dee Cook from Dog Tale Media
Haley Moore

(and Host Emeritus Robert Pratten from Transmedia Storyteller)

Special Guests:

J.C. Hutchins, author of Seventh Son and Personal Effects: Dark Art, and keynote speaker at ARGFest.

From This Episode:

ARGfest Keynote 2011: “Getting To Good” from J.C. Hutchins on Vimeo.

JC’s podcast novel Seventh Son, and his transmedia novel Personal Effects: Dark Art with Jordan Weisman.

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The Darkest Puzzle, and Andrea Phillips’ response

Awkward Hug’s game The Wisconsin Hustle opened ARGFest for attendees at the opening night cocktail party.

JC’s and Violet Blue’s unboxing videos of a handmade scent kit, released earlier this year for Campfire’s experience for Game of Thrones.

Our episode featuring Steve Coulson, about the Game of Thrones campaign the Maester’s Path.

JC wrote animated videos for Smith and Tinker’s game Nanovor

Video games from JC’s rundown include Mass Effect, Dragon Age, God of War, Uncharted, Heavy Rain, and Fable.

Rob Jagnow of Lazy 8 Studios, who contributed to the Potato Sack ARG for Portal 2, is in pre-launch for his game Extrasolar

Balance of Powers, an extended story from many of the creators of Perplex City, has been funded on Kickstarter.

Zombies, Run! by Six to Start and Naomi Alderman, has now raised $50k of its $12k goal, with over a week left open on its campaign.

The steampunk comic, theater and film experience Clockwork Watch, created by Yomi Ayeni, is still accepting backers on IndieGoGo.

DIY DAYS LA will be held on the UCLA campus on October 28. Tickets are free.

Story World Conference will be held in San Diego October 31-November 2.

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