- By Haley Moore for Culture Hacker (March 20th, 2012)

This was an interesting year for SXSW, and while much of the buzz was coalescing around the rise of startups and the possibility of new ways to fund projects, some of the most captivating moments for me focused on what Daniel Burwen of Cognito Comics called “an artisanal handcrafted quality.” It’s the quality in a work that forms an instinctive bond between you and the person who created it.

Burwen was using the term to refer to comic books, and explain why many attempts to bring long form comics to the digital world have fallen short. His iPad comic, CIA: Operation Ajax, impressed transmedia-savvy attendees not for its clever integration of real historical documents, but for its craftsmanship and attention to detail. The comic is about the CIA’s involvement in the overthrow of the Iranian government in the 1950s, and offers many opportunities to delve into primary source documents.

Burwen describes his project as a way to preserve the visual vocabulary of the graphic novel in moving to the new platforms of tablet and mobile – where a whole page can’t be shown at once, much less a majestic two page spread, or the even more challenging and imaginative&hellip

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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 for Culture Hacker (March 16th, 2012)

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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Michael Andersen of ARGNet returns to the podcast discuss transmedia in the second half of 2011. It was the year so nice, we had to review it twice!

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

Special Guests:

Michael Andersen, editor of ARGN.com.

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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 Lance Weiler for DIY Days (January 29th, 2012)

DIY DAYS NYC comes to the New School on Saturday March 3rd for a full day of talks, workshops, networking and special set of open design experiences.

Tickets are FREE but space is limited. Registration is NOW OPEN.

***Full speaker list and program coming mid February. We are still looking for projects and speakers. Those interested please send a description of what you’d be interested in sharing to work [@] workbookproject [dot] com

WHEN
Saturday, March 3rd
9:30 registration opens
10:15am to 5:30pm talks, workshops & experiences
6pm to 7:30pm after party / social mixer

WHERE
The New School
66 W 12th St.
New York, NY 10011

WE COULD USE YOUR HELP

We’re looking for volunteers if you’re interested please drop us an email at work [@] workbookproject [dot] com with the subject “volunteer.” Thanks so much!

visit www.diydays.com for more info on past events and upcoming news surrounding DIY DAYS NYC 2012

Topics include

Prototyping the future – tapping technology to tell 21st Century stories
Story Architecture – a primer on how to tell immersive stories that move beyond a single screen
Measuring Engagement – a look at current&hellip

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Lance Weiler is the founder of the WorkBook Project and also a story architect of film, tv and games. He's written and directed two feature films THE LAST BROADCAST and HEAD TRAUMA. He's currently developing a number of transmedia projects.

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 - By Haley Moore for Culture Hacker (January 28th, 2012)

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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Jan Libby, the creator of Snow Town, talks with us about story, immersion, and her plan to turn her short ARG into a replayable app.

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

Special Guests:

Jan Libby, creator of the Snow Town I-Fi App currently up for contributions on Kickstarter.

From This Episode:


About the Snow Town I-Fi App

ARGN on the Snow Town ARG

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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 for Culture Hacker (January 21st, 2012)

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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Yomi Ayeni, creator of Clockwork Watch, talks about how he built his team, developed his vision, and what we can expect to experience in Clockwork Watch, a steampunk transmedia project that was recently named one of IndieGoGo’s top projects of 2011.

Hosts:
Nick Braccia from Culture Hacker
Haley Moore

Special Guests:

Yomi Ayeni, creator of Clockwork Watch.

From This Episode:

The Clockwork Watch IndieGoGo page.

The Anachronauts Digest, the blog chronicling the production.

WBP Exclusive: Christopher Rice interviews Yomi Ayeni on “Breathe”

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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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