This is the first time I’m able to share some of the thinking behind my upcoming story project We Dream of Nothing.
Depending where you look or who you speak to, transmedia gets championed, misunderstood, knocked, supported, defined and re-undefined. What I want to add to the conversation though in these next few posts, is a look at some of the practical and creative things in the pipeline, focussing particularly on what can only be explored because of the interactive, multiplatform nature of this story: A story which flows the Audience through multiple physical and virtual spaces in order to complete it.
Thanks for coming this far!
We Dream of Nothing is an interactive story, hidden in a website which trawls social networks for dream conversations. Once inside, the audience uncovers the mystery of Dawn Greyson, Silas Street and ‘The Absence’ – a fractal monster that destroys any life it touches.
Your own actions, memories and dreams form an essential part of the story fabric that brings you, the participants, together with each other, with the creators and with the characters.
What Do You Need Then?
I’m making a pitch video to show some of the ways people might stumble across the project. What I need from you is…
A 20 second webcam video clip, played out as if as if you are about to make your first social media post of the day. [..]
The lovely folk from @DigitalksChelt invited me to give a 15 minute overview of transmedia in their September meetup and I repost it in blog from here for those interested(!)
#digitalkschelt is my local geekup and organised by @lizziefenwick @emilyevelina @intranetfuture @solutionmania @jealousdesign & @jkale
The room was made up of digital professionals – but no-one who was familiar with the word, with the ‘transmedia’ word.
So that meant I had to offer a definition. Problematic at first because I want quite a lot out of my transmedia, but it ended up being a good way to bookend the talk. In between I gave some examples of cool story stuff and some familiar transmedia ARG projects.
I began by with a general definition of my own and referenced google to find others
Take a look at the Immersive Writing Lab, 20th – 21st August 2011. It looks to me like the first UK event of its kind, priced reasonably enough for writers to attend. I really want to go but can’t make the dates. The speakers look great, including Julian McCrea who, as well as being the event organiser is already time-served in multiplatform entertainment and heads his London based company Portal Entertainment
I’m telling you right now that if you are a writer and you are interested in this stuff, you are unlikely to get a better introduction from better people. Book yourself in NOW – the price is ridiculous. [..]