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About transmedia and other pretty cool stuff

De Wentel: Revolutie

Revolution in theater

Last weekend I visited The Spiral: Revolution (originally De Wentel: Revolutie) in theater. It’s not just a play, it’s part of a storyworld and it’s the first theater game in Holland. Creator Sytze Schalk challenges his audience to participate. The play is about four people working at the secret intelligence agency of a city-state called…

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LoVR

Falling in love and dying at IDFA DocLab

For 10 days Amsterdam is all about the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA). I visited the DocLab Expo: Seamless Reality. The mission of IDFA DocLab is to “showcase interactive documentaries and other new digital artforms that succesfully push the boundaries of documentary storytelling in the age of the interface.” Sounds interesting, right? You will find…

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Sinterklaasintocht

The wonderful storyworld of Sinterklaas

In the Netherlands each year in mid-November thousands of children await the arrival of a steam boat from Spain. On deck are an old Saint, wearing a long red cape and a mitre, and his helpers, all referred to as ‘Zwarte Piet’. Sinterklaas has arrived! It’s the start of a joyful time living up to…

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Pennhurst Asylum

Fear is fun

Next Saturday it’s Halloween and since I’m a sucker for scary real life experiences, I thought I’d make a post about some frightening entertainment. Fear, adrenaline, cold sweat. We love it. But why? Experts say we probably don’t like the scary situation or the actual fear itself, but the physical and emotional relieve that follows….

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Conducttr

Conducttr Skillswap

When creating an interactive story, Conducttr is probably the most comprehensive tool to use. So yesterday I visited the Conducttr Skillswap organized by Platform Transmedia Nederland. As true ambassadors users Sytze van Schalk and Stephan Duquesnoy presented the webtool to interested creators. I understand Conducttr can basically help you with three important aspects: Storybuilding. Conducttr makes…

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Nederlands Film Festival

Dutch Film Festival, more than film.

Yesterday I visited two Dutch Film Festival events in Utrecht. Four escalators up high in the tower of Tivoli Vredenburg there was a gathering of creative minds with inspiring ideas. Control Conference about world building Some of the biggest experts in the field shared their world building experiences and throughout the day I noticed a…

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Penoza App

Penoza app lacks essence

Holland was looking forward to the fourth season of the dramaseries Penoza, about a widow who has to manage the drug trade of her murdered husband. With the latest season a mobile app was launched to give viewers the opportunity to join the criminal network. I have to say that, after seeing apps like In…

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Het Geheim van Eyck

The Secret of Eyck

Zapp, the Dutch kids channel, started a new interactive mission: The Secret of Eyck. This daily series is about Lotte, Tim and Floor who discover weird things happening at their grandfathers campsite The Old Eyck. Is their grandfather being sabotaged by the mysterious company Gentopia? Every week you can also watch the Zappmission. In this…

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Phone theft

Dear phone, I miss you

I’ve been living without a phone for two days now. Not because I want to or because I think it enriches my life. No, my phone-less life is not exactly voluntary. Or successful. I would trade a kidney for my smartphone. During a weekend break my phone got stolen at a beach party. When I…

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