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Friday synthesis post: Soundscapes and Bookstores

February 25 Comments Off on Friday synthesis post: Soundscapes and Bookstores Category: Blogging, Feed, HackText, Transmedia

I’m thinking for Fridays I need to do something different. Perhaps put out a few quick ideas, pulling on previous posts. I’m going to give it a try today and you should tell me what you think down in the comments. The idea is this synthesis post. Since I’m trying to build new ideas that […]

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Thinking about how we could use musical cues with online content

February 24 Comments Off on Thinking about how we could use musical cues with online content Category: Feed, HackText, Transmedia

I’ve been thinking of how to engage more of a participant’s senses as they read printed content. I’d really like to figure out a way to go beyond the standard tricks or video clips and animated text. If you are not familiar with the term, a music cue is the use of sound, usually musical, to signal a performer […]

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Expanding your narrative with parallels [Narrative Artifacts: 3 of 4]

February 21 Comments Off on Expanding your narrative with parallels [Narrative Artifacts: 3 of 4] Category: Feed, HackText, Transmedia

Building a better story doesn’t require you working in the story itself. Sometimes, the universe around your narrative can offer all sorts of opportunities for greater scope and better engagement.

Of the three artifact types, I believe that narrative-parallel artifacts are the most common. They’re easy to create and deploy and they are the closest transmedia storytelling comes to easy franchising of a narrative. That is not to say that a well crafted narrative-parallel artifact is easy to create, the best are complex and deep narratives in and of themselves and used by prestigious authors, including Shakespeare.

A narrative-parallel artifact is narrative fragment that runs external to your main narrative but still relates to it. It can be accessible to your characters, but does not have to be in their reach. Essentially it is an artifact that runs parallel to your main narrative thread

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Building structures inside of your story [Narrative Artifacts: 2 of 4]

February 14 Comments Off on Building structures inside of your story [Narrative Artifacts: 2 of 4] Category: Feed, HackText, Transmedia

Sometimes it is valuable to have something inside of a story that both the characters and participants can manipulate. Building an artifact that intersects with your main narrative thread is more common than you might think and very useful. The first narrative artifact-type I’d like to deal with are narrative-centric artifacts. These are narrative fragments that are internal to […]

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