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Scott_Ellington

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12 years ago @ Futures of Entertainme... - What to Expect - Keynotes · 0 replies · +1 points

Does the Origami Unicorn patrol every interstitial barrier, threatening to impale us, not on the bullish horns of a dilemma, but on a singular extistential proposition? Is the unicorn the blade runner on the razor's edge of participatory agency in the formation, the empowerment, and the efflorescence of strenuous Culture?

12 years ago @ Futures of Entertainme... - Producing Transmedia E... · 0 replies · +1 points

Nothing monetized attention in the '50s quite like live TV, nor mobilized political action in the '90s like talk radio. Is it feasible to take FoE5 globally participatory in realtime? With what advantages and disadvantages? Is it only a matter of time?

12 years ago @ Futures of Entertainme... - Producing Transmedia E... · 0 replies · +1 points

The One True B!X gives notes on the stealth of networks AND content creators:

http://www.twitchyunreliablelooking.com/2009/11/1...

12 years ago @ Futures of Entertainme... - Producing Transmedia E... · 0 replies · +1 points

Would you all agree that these FoE conferences are themselves transmedia experiences on industrial-strength steroids? (Podcasts available, free of charge, at iTunes.)

12 years ago @ Futures of Entertainme... - Unboxing the Medium · 0 replies · +1 points

Unboxed (pop) culture and unboxed media disadvantage innovation in our society -- in the mind of Duran Duran bassist John Taylor:
http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/2447922
and
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/8347178....

Are any of his observations relevant? Does increased freedom, easier access, and more constant contact damage culture?

12 years ago @ Futures of Entertainme... - Producing Transmedia E... · 0 replies · +2 points

How (in your opinions) can transmedia production be impacted by Comcast's acquisition of NBC Universal?

http://www.forbes.com/2009/11/09/comcast-nbc-deal...

12 years ago @ Futures of Entertainme... - Producing Transmedia E... · 0 replies · +1 points

YES, Brian, absolutely! Transdisciplinary nomenclature is a crucial means to communication, context and insight with/for/into other people's grip on the problem of making the futures of entertainment. When is a platfom a medium, and how do proprietary interests/disinterests skew thinking?
Scott McCloud once mentioned that characters in comics panels are usually depicted as though they were on stage facing an audience (one persistent point of view despite an infinity of choices) . Somehow, performance language exerts incredibly powerful and subtle influence on every single page, mind's eye, world view...I'm just asking for a preview of the consensual lexicon.

12 years ago @ Futures of Entertainme... - Producing Transmedia E... · 0 replies · +1 points

Also transliterated Monkey business;
Neil Gaiman on building value into two renditions of Coraline and intercontinental ballistic media:

http://bit.ly/33GccB

12 years ago @ Futures of Entertainme... - Producing Transmedia E... · 0 replies · +1 points

Stated, I hope, more succinctly; any resemblance between the original works of Philip K. Dick and their numerous manifestations in other media seems to be largely unintentional.

Do androids dream of A-list auteur/directors or of scrupulously faithful translators?

Or should we just follow the money and hope for the best approximation of immersive story-worlds as expressed on screens as diverse yet similar as those in cellphones, CRTs and multiplexes?

Is user-generated-content/criticism/contribution welcome or a whole new dimension of meddlesome interference?

I'm just looking to get the buzzwords right before we start.

12 years ago @ Futures of Entertainme... - Producing Transmedia E... · 2 replies · +2 points

Brian, please pardon the delayed response. About one hour and forty-six minutes into the 2-hour interview (at the other end of this link) Dr. Thorburn expresses skepticism about the ease with which the transition to transmedia entertainment will be managed, the serial reinvention of effective balances between serial and episodic TV, and tantalizingly suggests that the transition to New Media is anything but new.

http://mitworld.mit.edu/video/538

I have no useful answers, just knots of uncertainty.