Didi's Blog

About transmedia and other pretty cool stuff

YEFF 2015 Brussels

Team up in Brussels

This month I was one of the lucky few to join the Young European Film Forum. With four other Dutch participants, I traveled to Brussels for 10 days of international teamwork. A total of 60 people in the age of 18 to 25 from 11 European countries were devided in teams to make a short…

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Swarztshield

To Barcelona with Swartzshield

Would you be willing to sacrifice your life for a free Internet? Would you be brave enough to be a whistleblower? That’s what it’s all about in the interactive cybercrime experience Swartzshield. This week our newest project was launched at the Sónar+D Festival in Barcelona. Swartzshield: the cybercrime experience When your help is needed to…

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The Last Hours of Laura K

Can you solve this intricate murder?

YES! The ancient murder mystery, the whodunit, is brought to us in a totally different way, so that we can interact with the story. The BBC Writersroom has made a big step forward with this participatory drama: The Last Hours of Laura K. It’s a collective murder investigation. The question is clear: Who murdered Laura…

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Endgame Logo

Endgame: the calling for help

Endgame is a new storyworld created by James Frey, I bought the book and I really want to get into the ARG, but this rookie definitely needs some help. Today, after playing -or at least trying to play- Endgame for a few months, I found out that there are two different games. It’s not as…

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Prison Escape mug shot

Escape from the real world

I might not be Houdini, but lately I’m quite the escape artist. Real life gaming is a trend that makes me happy and I want to share it with you. This next level thing is found somewhere between ARG’s LARPing and Cluedo: the escape game. To let you escape your real life for a moment….

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Popcorn Time vs. Netflix

Popcorn Time vs. Netflix

Get your popcorn ready, because the wrangling has started. BREIN foundation has shut down six Dutch websites where the illegal streaming service Popcorn Time was offered. Tim Kuik, director of BREIN, says: “The sites are like illegal shops, we prohibit that. But we do not prosecute the customers who buy from these stores. We try…

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GabyGaby presents: Tulipman 360 BPM at ADE

Tulipman art experience

This week Amsterdam is dominated by ADE, the Amsterdam Dance Event. And that means more than just parties. Artist GabyGaby felt inspired by DJ’s and the whole dance scene and created this art show, or art concert as he calls it: Tulipman 360° BPM. Tulipman is a fictional superhero that always plays a key role…

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Thea shows her ring

Thea (12) invites you to her wedding

In Europe we have no idea how many young girls all over the world are forced into marriage. We don’t know what these girls go through. But what if the problem was closer to home? What if a girl from, say, Norway has to marry at the age of 12? Thea started a wedding-blog. “Hey!…

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Tomorrowland sign

Tomorrow is a mystery

The media industry is always talking about creating experiences, well, I’ve had the most amazing experience last weekend at the Tomorrowland festival in Boom, Belgium. Tomorrowland is one of the biggest festivals in Europe and is known as the worlds’ best dance festival. They absolutely know how to make people excited. Their 6 million Facebook-fans…

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