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

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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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.

We usually don’t link guests’ twitter feeds, but we’re linking JC’s here since we talked about it quite a bit on the show.

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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By Haley Moore, September 10th, 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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Rich Silverman, Alex Lemay, and Transmedia Talk host Dee Cook discuss the future of publishing and talk about GoBZRK, the experience they have created for an upcoming novel by prolific young adult author Michael Grant.

Hosts:
Nick Braccia from Culture Hacker
Dee Cook from Dog Tale Media, Experience and Community Moderator for GoBZRK

(and Host Emeritus Robert Pratten from Transmedia Storyteller)

Special Guests:
Rich Silverman, Writer/Producer, GoBZRK
Alex Lemay, Executive Producer, GoBZRK

From This Episode:

Animorphs

Gone

Silverman and Lemay are members of The Shadow Gang.

Borders closed almost 400 stores in July.

Egmont UK, the publisher of BZRK

Nexus Humanus, the first in-game site for the experience.

Why So Serious, the ARG experience for the Dark Knight. ( player forum )

Publishers Weekly’s interview with Michael Grant

ARGNet’s coverage of the experience

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By Haley Moore, August 25th, 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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Stitch Media partner Evan Jones talks about the role of the audience in transmedia storytelling, suspension of disbelief, and Stitch’s new project, the Drunk and On Drugs Happy Funtime Hour.

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

(and Host Emeritus Robert Pratten from Transmedia Storyteller)

Special Guest:
Evan Jones, partner at Stitch Media

From This Episode:

Jones’s TEDx Halifax talk, “Belief is Not Binary”

Search4E

VirtuQuest

The Drunk and on Drugs Happy Funtime Hour

America 2049

Him, Her and Them, and our episode on the project

The film Catfish

Redress Remix

Stitch Media’s web series Moderation Town

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By Haley Moore, August 1st, 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 RSS |Subscribe with iTunes

Michael Andersen, managing editor of ARGNet, joins us to take a look back at the first half of 2011 in the Alternate Reality Game world.

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

(and Host Emeritus Robert Pratten from Transmedia Storyteller)

Special Guest:
Michael Andersen from ARGN

From This Episode:

Andersen’s article 2011 Year in Review: Puzzling Through Half a Year

Wired.com’s Decode games and puzzles section.

Transmedia Talk host Dee Cook is an associate editor at ARGN.

Ian Bogost’s Cow Clicker ARG

The Awl’s Rick Paulas recounts the conclusion of the Jejune Institute game.

5 Wits in Boston produced the interactive experience Tomb, which is now closed. They currently offer two interactive experiences, 20,000 Leagues and Espionage.

The city-wide experience Accomplice in NYC, Hollywood, and London.

The free-roaming San Francisco experience Message from Z.

The QR code driven game Time Trip LA.

The Jejune Institute spinoff Elsewhere Philatelic Society.

The Toynbee Plaques in Philadelphia.

Kcymaerxthaere, historical markers from another world.

Pittsburgh’s mysterious protractors

Aram Bartholl’s wall-embedded USB project Dead Drops.

Haley Moore’s writeup and Lazy 8 Studios’ Gamasutra article on the Portal 2 Potato Sack ARG.

Note: Ten indie game studios released games in the Potato Sack.

The Game of Thrones extended campaign The Maester’s Path.

The Crash of the Elysium, Punchdrunk’s Doctor Who experience for children.

42 Entertainment’s game Test Subjects Needed for 5 Gum.

Area/Code’s 2007 ARG ‘Primacy’ for the CBS drama Numb3rs centered around a casual puzzle game Chain Factor, which was later developed into the popular iPhone app Drop 7.

Earlier this year, Area/Code was acquired and became Zynga New York.

Patrick Carman’s extended book project Dark Eden launched its App today.

The Australian tv drama SLiDE

The Thomas Dolby game A Map of The Floating City

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