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About transmedia and other pretty cool stuff

The Spiral

How do they do it? part 2/2

He produced Where’s Gary? and The Spiral. And although he prefers not to use the word transmedia I still see Peter de Maegd as one of the few true transmedia producers. He himself would rather talk about ‘storytelling for the converged media’. For me it does not matter what you call it, because we are still…

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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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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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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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Sam and his WorldKids-Reporters

On behalf of the MediaLab and Radio Netherlands Worldwide Babbe Noya and I have developed a project for (future) expat kids. Sam and his world-Reporters kids is one of the first transmedia productions in the Netherlands. The project has brought us the Silver SpinAward for Young Talent. Children who are moving abroad will face a…

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A silver spinring for Sam

Last night the award-show of the SpinAwards 2010/2011 was there. Babbe Noya and I are now the proud owners of a silver spinring for Best Young Talent. Another silver award was for the traffic campaign Shotgun, made by Hal Gabin and Eefje Liebrecht (Fontys Eindhoven). The golden ring was for the notorious Blur Shirt by…

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Pizza meeting brutally disrupted

As you may know I am currently an intern at Woedend!, a communications agency in Amsterdam. I am working on a transmedia campaign with Lydia van der Spek. In order to clarify to everyone within the company exactly what we’re doing, we could give them an ordinary presentation, but we came up with something much…

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NPOX lab 2.0 with Christopher Sandberg

Tuesday march 29th was the second edition of NPOX lab: Transmedia in Hilversum, with a few interesting speakers. Jeroen Koopman, Newbe TV Newbe TV invents, makes and sells crossmedia, transmedia and interactive formats. About this Jeroen Koopman says: Content is more important than concept. If you want to sell your format, potential buyers want to…

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And the nominees are…

Babbe Noya and I are nominated for a SpinAward Young Talent. Only nine projects are left in our category, so our project Sam and his Worldkids-Reporters has a chance to win. This week we presented our project to the judges for the second time. The SpinAwards, annually awarded since 1998, stand for creativity in interactive…

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