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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 »

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 »

Authorship: A Lesson from Home Movies

In Narrative on 7 • 13 • 12 at 2:25 pm

You think you’ve seen them before you start the projector, and afterwards you realize you really haven’t.

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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 »

Lists: The Internet’s Favorite Storytelling Format

In Narrative on 12 • 19 • 11 at 8:15 am

People have been making lists long before the World Wide Web was just a glimmer in the eye of Tim Berners-Lee. But for several reasons, the internet really multiplied the publishing of lists like fruit flies in a genetics lab. And they really do seem Read the rest of this entry »