By Haley Moore, April 11th, 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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Hosts:
Nick Braccia from Culture Hacker
Dee Cook from Dog Tale Media
Haley Moore

(and Host Emeritus Robert Pratten from Transmedia Storyteller)

Special Guest:
Mike Knowlton and Hal Siegel from Murmur

Mike Knowlton and Hal Siegel discuss how they developed Him, Her and Them, the first Facebook-native film, which launched on April 6.

From This Episode:

Arcade Fire’s interactive film The Wilderness Downtown

Collapsus

The Facebook version of The Dark Knight

David Lynch’s iPhone video rant.

Simon Pullman’s article on Him, Her and Them on Transmythology

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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 Jason Hood, April 7th, 2011

Artwork via Bambi Killers

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Making the Geeky Bar Top

RM100: Geeky Bar Top from ReadyMade Magazine on Vimeo.

Oh this is wonderful. This little video from ReadyMade Magazine shows how they made a gorgeous bar top from some wood, paint, glass, and a ton of old keyboard keys, holding true to the DIY aesthetic while making something surprisingly beautiful from recycled material. You may also recognize Shantell Martin (RADAR ep 26 – Hidden Oras) near the end, modeling with the finished table (always a part of something cool; she shot the video as well!) And I have to say, I’m digging the soundtrack to the video as well – “Wild Palms” by Night Gallery.

More info HERE

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Reading Rainbow – “Cover the Sky”

Philadelphia’s Reading Rainbow (RADAR ep 38 – Weathervane) has a lovely new single coming out on a limited edition 7” record. But in this age of try-before-you-buy, you can listen to it right now through your Internet tubes! Such modern technology magic, but the song itself will take you back to a 60s beach party, full of hazy guitars, catchy riffs and dreamy vocal harmonies. Adding to the retro feel, the 400 copies will released with “juke box” labels. You may want to go ahead and preorder before it’s officially released next week.

Listen to “Cover the Sky” HERE.
Reading Rainbow on MySpace
Reading Rainbow’s website

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An Absolutely Phony Guide on How to Write More Good

“World War” should be used only for conflicts involving countries on at least three continents. For large-scale battles against clones, killer tomatoes, or a fifty-foot woman, use “attack” instead.
The Bureau Chiefs, on proper usage

This is perfect for the Twitter-addicted grammar snob who loves irony. Designed to help readers “embrace, not resist, the lowering of standards for the written word,” this book is written by the people behind the Fake AP Stylebook on Twitter, and presented as, well, a fake AP Stylebook, with a healthy dose of snark. And every aspiring writer could use more snark.

You can find the book HERE
Fake AP Stylebook on Twitter

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Bambi Killers and F5 Fest

Happy F5 April 15 – 16 2011 by Hi-Sim from F5 on Vimeo.

Bambi Killers Benefit for Japan & Brooklyn Show

It looks like Bambi Killers (RADAR ep 12) are back in New York, and they have not one, but two shows this weekend! The first show, in Manhattan, is a benefit for the recent tragic disaster in Japan, with all proceeds going to help those affected by it. The show the following night is in Brooklyn.

Benefit for Japan
Friday, April 8 · 9:30pm
The Delancey
168 Delancey Street
New York, NY
$5
EVENT INFO

Brooklyn Show
Saturday, April 9 · 11:00pm
I Made An Art Gallery
53 Richard Street
Brooklyn, NY
EVENT INFO

F5 Fest

The following week, look for contributors Shantell Martin, Eclectic Method, and Kid Koala at F5 Fest, a nonprofit festival that seeks to unite people and inspire change through art, design and entertainment. Expect to see films, speakers, and lots of partying.

Friday-Saturday, April 15-16 · 3:00 pm
Roseland Ballroom
239 West 52nd Street
New York, NY 10019
$280-$480
EVENT INFO

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Drawn from my Father’s Adventures

“Drawn from my Father’s Adventures” is the newest blog from artist Sophie Blackall, which she now maintains in addition to her Missed Connections (RADAR ep 16) blog. Inspired by the many stories from her father’s eventful and well-traveled life. Each post consists of a story from his point of view, and a picture by Sophie that captures the story in an image. It’s still fairly new, so there aren’t many posts yet, but the stories already posted range from gas mask drills in World War II Britain to the ordeals of getting a Chinese visa in the 60s. I, for one, can’t wait to see what adventure is posted next.

Drawn from my Father’s Adventues

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Jason Hood a recent graduate of the University of Texas, he once co-produced Local Live and The Austin Sessions, a radio-slash-TV show and webseries, respectively, that focused on Austin’s famous independent music scene. He’s also directed a number of 16mm short films, and had a diverse and bizarre series of paid jobs ranging from librarian to travel blogger.

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By Haley Moore, April 5th, 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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Hosts:
Nick Braccia from Culture Hacker
Dee Cook from Dog Tale Media
Haley Moore
(and Host Emeritus Robert Pratten from Transmedia Storyteller)

Special Guest:
Marc D’Agostino, creator of the_source

Marc D’Agostino joins us to talk about his work developing the_source, an interactive drama.

From This Episode:


The trailer for the_source

ReGenesis

Push, Nevada

Bar Karma

For more about recent controversy around the term “transmedia”, check out Transmedia Talk Episode 22.

Editors’ Note: After sign off, Marc discussed his television festival experience with a little more, and said that he thinks that television festivals are more open to crossmedia/transmedia experiences than film festivals, possibly because television in general is more tied to the internet than film is.

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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 Dee Cook, April 3rd, 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.

Download Adobe Flash Player.

Download | Subscribe with iTunes

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

(and Host Emeritus Robert Pratten from Transmedia Storyteller)

SXSW Super Special

Dee Cook and Haley Moore recap the transmedia presence at SXSW Interactive 2011.

From This Episode:

The PGA’s Transmedia Producer credit.

Fourth Wall Studios’ recent influx of money.

SXSW Panel: Help Save SXSW from Marketer Douchebaggery

SXSW Panel: Fireside Chat: Tim O’Reilly Interviewed by Jason Calacanis

Hitler rants about SXSW.

The Transmedia Artists Guild held an introductory panel at SXSW.

SXSW Panel: Fan to Fanatic: True Blood’s Marketing Hook

SXSW Panel: The Future of Storytelling: DEXTER Fans Play Killer

SXSW Panel: Having Fun Yet? 10 Usability Heuristics For Games

SXSW Talk: Project 314: Putting The ‘Game’ Back Into ARGs with Adrian Hon

SXSW Talk: Hoax or Transmedia? The Ethics of Pervasive Fiction with Andrea Phillips

SXSW Panel: Social Media Is Science Fiction with Maureen McHugh and Molly Crabapple

SXSW Panel: Can Transmedia Save the Entertainment Industry?

Flynn Lives, 42 Entertainment’s ARG for Tron:Legacy.

SXSW Panel: New Worlds: Creating Online Sci-fi and Fantasy Experiences in which Felicia Day explains why she rolls her eyes at the term transmedia.

The #AntiTransmedia movement.

Steve Peters, Geoff May, and Brooke Thompson weigh in on the word “transmedia” in the days since SXSW.

Stitch Media’s diagram of possible transmedia definitions.

Frank Rose’s book The Art of Immersion

Transmedia NYC Meetup

The Game of Thrones food carts in New York City and Los Angeles

Nick Braccia recommends the Kindle version of A Game of Thrones.

Petite Lap Giraffes

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Dee Cook was elated to discover the world of interactive storytelling because, at that moment, she finally discovered what she wanted to do when she grew up. She has written, designed, and consulted on a score of alternate reality games and campaigns, most recently Focus Rally America, True Blood, and World Without Oil. Find out more about her at http://deecook.com

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By Jason Hood, March 31st, 2011

This week, we let Stephanie Berger and Nicholas Adamski, founders of the Poetry Brothel (RADAR ep 20) curate our blog and give us an insight into what interests them at the moment. What follows is a series of performers who, like the Poetry Brothel, go beyond the traditional boundaries of their fields of work and create something truly unique.

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Salvador Dali on “What’s My Line?”

Start your day with a bowl of surreal. I’ve been on a bit of a Salvador Dali kick lately, and this clip just further proves his awesomeness. Watch as he utterly stumps all of these 50s game show contestants, as he quite honestly answers each of their questions with a laconic “yes.” After a while, the contestants get flustered and the announcer can’t hold in his laughter. The best part though, comes around the end when you can pinpoint the exact moment one woman has an epiphany. Listen for her “oh!” around 8:30.

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Noah and the Whale – The First Days of Spring

The second album from the British indie folk band Noah and the Whale serves as a soundtrack to the breakup between lead singer Charlie Fink and his girlfriend, though really, the themes explored here could apply to any breakup. As a result, the progression of songs has a theatrical feel, as if it could have been played in its entirety in a theatre (and the gorgeous string sections, which come out most prominently in the two instrumental pieces, certainly help). Then there’s the choral piece, “Love of an Orchestra,” which plays up the theatrics even further. The album tells a complete story, full of highs and lows, and should serve as a great, optimistic soundtrack to this year’s first days of spring.

Noah and the Whale on Myspace
You can buy the album HERE

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Karen Abbott – American Rose: A Nation Laid Bare: The Life and Times of Gypsy Rose Lee

In this biography, Karen Abbott tells the story of burlesque performer, actress and writer Gypsy Rose Lee against the backdrop of the Great Depression. But rather than a dry, historical take or a romanticized tale, Abbott presents Lee as a woman pursuing the American Dream, at a time when it was most difficult to do so. She clearly did her research, giving portraits of the glamorous public life and the turbulent private life of a legendary entertainer.

You can buy the book HERE

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Sleep No More

I’ve been hearing so much about this lately. “Sleep No More” is a production by the British theater company Punchdrunk which combines Shakespeare and Hitchcock into an immersive theatre-noir experience. Taking place in the old McKittrick Hotel in Chelsea, audience members wander through the building as the story unfolds before them. With the world of theater constantly changing, this is definitely a leap forward in creative storytelling. Side note: you may want to snatch up tickets while you can; they seem to be going pretty quick.

Ongoing through May 7
The McKittrick Hotel
530 West 27th Street
New York, New York 10001
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The Poetry Brothel

And what better time than now to follow the Poetry Brothel itself? Their next event, Cabaret Voltaire, is coming up this weekend and, similar to the aforementioned “Sleep No More,” gives the audience a chance to be more than spectators, but to interact and become part of the performance itself.

Poetry Brothel’s website
Poetry Brothel on Twitter

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