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What is “Web-Native” TV? Why I’m Excited for Arrested Development’s Season Four

In Experience Design, Narrative, Review on 4 • 29 • 13 at 7:00 am

Yes, like so many on the internet, I’m a fan of Arrested Development – the cult-comedy that was “too smart for TV” – and I’m excited to see it return for a new season. Beyond the regular reasons to celebrate the long-awaited fourth season, I’m excited for professional reasons as well. Read the rest of this entry »

Olga Nunes on Making Transmedia Music

In Experience Design, Interview on 2 • 7 • 13 at 12:18 am

Olga Nunes is a musician, songwriter and producer talented in many media. I first met Olga when she sent an email to the Jejune Institute. She inquired if our fictional character, Octavio Coleman, would like to appear in a video alongside other non-fictional luminaries like Lawrence Lessig and Neil Gaiman. Read the rest of this entry »

Tangible Storytelling

In Experience Design, Narrative on 11 • 25 • 12 at 11:44 am

Have you ever visited that friend — maybe it was your uncle or grandmother or a new love interest — that person who’d walk you through their house pointing out things? They’d pick up a knit pillow here, a ceramic bud vase there, a funny wooden children’s toy from the bookshelf — and tell you the story behind each of them. Where it came from. Why it’s there.  Read the rest of this entry »

Memory and Storytelling

In Experience Design, Narrative on 4 • 13 • 12 at 7:15 am

Lately the ongoing research into how we remember has been trickling out into popular journalism, and it’s got me thinking about transmedia storytelling. Read the rest of this entry »

Fiction needs to be opt-in.

In Experience Design, Narrative, Rants on 3 • 20 • 12 at 1:36 pm

I don’t like to feel like I’ve been lied to; I’m guessing you don’t really enjoy feeling that way either. But I often choose or invite people to lie to me because I enjoy it.  Read the rest of this entry »

How Interactive Should Transmedia Be?

In Experience Design, Rants on 2 • 22 • 12 at 7:11 am

Inspired by much of the latest discussion around narrative and games, I’ve been thinking about interactivity and its place in transmedia. For me that means understanding and managing audience expectations. Read the rest of this entry »

I’m Mad as Hell and I’m not Going to Take It Anymore

In Experience Design on 1 • 12 • 12 at 1:00 am

You know the scene from the movie ‘Network‘ – “I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore”

I’d seen the clip before too. But it wasn’t until Read the rest of this entry »

QR Codes: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

In *Popular*, Experience Design, Rants on 12 • 13 • 11 at 8:06 am

The alternate title to this post is: “Why QR Codes are like Animal Sponge Magic Capsules” – but I’ll get to that in a bit. If you know all of the reasons why QR codes are the devil’s work, and just want to know where the heck I’m going with this analogy, Read the rest of this entry »