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About transmedia and other pretty cool stuff

The Georgia Guidestones

Guidestones: an interactive thriller

Intense conspiracy theories, a brutal murder and a mysterious sect. All this is part of the new interactive thriller Guidestones. It’s been a month since I stumbled upon this Canadian story and I’m liking it so far. Sandy Rai is an Indian exchange student, who came to Canada to study journalism. Working on an assignment with…

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Dormitories and f*cking freshmen

“This is the most important point in your life. The point where you can leave your so far wretched life behind. Whoever you are and whatever you do, if you enter here you are nobody. Which does not mean that you can’t become somebody. Your goal is to make your tabula rasa a full book…

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Axe causes total chaos

Anarchy strikes with Axe

The new Axe campaign is one you can’t miss. Axe Anarchy for him and her are so tempting that groups of people spontaneously started snogging in public. Axe is telling us an exciting brand story that creates a mayhem in the Netherlands. ‘Start the chaos’, that’s what the campaign for the deodorant-brand is all about….

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Transmedia Teen Books

Novels are an ancient type of storytelling and books are still very popular, even among young people. Yet you can see that the reading culture is changing. Is a book alone enough to tell a story? And what other opportunies are there? I have been looking at various innovative projects in which the books story…

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SALIGIA-7: Raise the zombie alarm

Hubbub Media, Woedend! and VPRO, 2011 In the summer of 2011 strange scenes were seen at different locations in the Netherlands. Young people disappeared and zombie-like creatures wandered through the streets of Amsterdam. Lots of questions were asked, but the most important one was: Is this really the beginning of a zombie outbreak? Who knows……

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Public broadcasting goes transmedia

Dutch public broadcaster are not scared of trying something new. A number of innovative transmedia projects came from Hilversum. This is partly made possible by special grants from the Media Fund. Out of eighteen proposals they have selected five transmedia projects for production. One of them is Who’s in, who’s out, which will air in…

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Symposium: The way to Transmedia

Saturday november 5th, the symposium The way to Transmedia will take place. This event is part of the Imagine Fastival and is hosted by TransLAB Rotterdam, a platform that is all about Transmedia Storytelling. Babbe Noya and I will tell something about our project called Sam and his Worldkids-Reports. A transmedia project we developed for…

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Transmedia ethics

I have seen it a lot lately: transmedia stories that are told as if they are real. This way, people are immersed into the story. They wonder whether or not it is true and they start the discussions. I started to think about the ethics of transmedia storytelling. Is it ethical to make people believe…

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Me, MySpace and I

I wrote this article in 2009, but the issues are still applicable. Therefore I find it worth sharing. “Attention Whore”, “Get a life”, “Just commit suicide!” On the Internet you can say it all. Who’s stopping you? People are much harder and meaner online than they are in real life. Why would you even consider the feelings…

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