Have you ever wanted to know what goes into creating an interactive story experience like the roleplay aspects of LOST, The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, or immersive video games? What exactly does it mean to tell a "multi-platform" story? And are all these fancy words just new names for things people have been doing for generations?
In October, the Daily Dot hosted an informal round table discussion on transmedia—the practice of telling stories across multiple platforms and formats–several prominent creators in the field—to try and answer some of these questions.
Now, we're teaming up with National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture (NAMAC) and renowned Professor Henry Jenkins to do it again, this time exploring in-depth meaning and practice of transmedia both online and off.
Join us tomorrow, Feb. 21, at 3pm EST, for "Interacting with Transmedia," the first in a series of talks exploring online artistry and culture. Tune in here, on YouTube, or at Namac.org, to follow this live conversation streamed via Google Hangout.
Submit questions and comments, and join the conversation on Twitter via the hashtag #InterActs.
As a part of the InterActs series, "Interacting with Transmedia" will bring together leading figures in a variety of disciplines—filmmaking, games research, journalism, online culture—to assess how different disciplines are engaging audiences and expanding stories across a variety of platforms. More information about the issues can be found here.
- Henry Jenkins (Moderator), USC Provost’s professor of communication, journalism and cinematic arts; author of Convergence Culture
- Nuno Bernardo, CEO and founder, beActive Media
- Jo Ellen Kaiser, executive director, The Media Consortium
- Laine Kaplan-Levenson, digital producer, Land of Opportunity
- Ingrid Kopp, director of digital initiatives at Tribeca Film Institute
- Danielle Riendeau, blogger for KillScreen, instructor of interactive storytelling at Northeastern University, communications officer for ACLU-NorCal
- Marc Smolowitz, director, producer, executive Producer, Documentary Filmmaker
In case of any major technical issues, we will migrate the conversation to a conference call. The call-in number will be: 626-677-3000. We will release the access code if the need should arise.
We hope you enjoy the first of what we hope will be many InterActs panels to come, each exploring a different facet of online culture.
Photo via NAMAC