"Interacting with Transmedia" -- A Live Google Hangout

Interacting with Transmedia

An InterActs Live Google Hangout
Hosted by NAMAC and The Daily Dot

Thursday, February 21st at 3 PM EST/ 12 PM PST

Watch the conversation live here! And join in on Twitter via hashtag #InterActs

Access a transcript here.

“From video to participatory story creation, to games and alternate reality story-worlds, the way to experience stories is evolving on a daily basis…”
Kristin McCracken, VP of Digital Media at Tribeca

NAMAC and The Daily Dot are partnering to host a live Google Hangout that will bring together leading figures in a variety of disciplines to talk transmedia and assess how different disciplines are engaging audiences and expanding stories across a variety of platforms. The conversation will be moderated by Professor Henry Jenkins.

Questions of transmedia were prevalent at NAMAC 2012, where some of the most popular panels explored multi-platform projects, such as jeskiah maria ross’ people's history, Restore/Restory, and Ana Serrano’s, award-winning interactive webseries and multi-platform story, Prison Dancer.

A few weeks later, The Daily Dot hosted a similar and informative conversation with transmedia practitioners whose media properties are making big waves and astounding audiences, people like Ana Serrano and Bernie Su (of the Lizzie Bennett Diaries).

Everyone is talking transmedia. Sundance Institute offers a New Frontier Story Lab to support "artists working at the convergence of film, art, and new media technologies."

Tribeca Film Institute offers New Media Fund grants to support storytelling that makes a positive impact through multi-platform experiences. Tribeca, under the leadership of transmedia dynamos like Ingrid Kopp -- a presenter on "Interacting with Transmedia" -- continues to add strong programming initiatives towards this end.

Despite the preponderance of resources, thought leaders, practitioners, and projects taking advantage of the possibilities that technological advances introduce to storytelling, many still find themselves asking: What is transmedia?

Dig with us into this concept -- its challengs and possibilites -- live here on February 21, 3 PM EST / 12 PM PST. And contribute to the conversation on Twitter via hasthag #InterActs.

Confirmed Panelists:

Twitter Handles

Engage with this conversation through Twitter hashtag #InterActs. Mention panelists and organizations through these handles:

NAMAC: @namac

The Daily Dot: @dailydot

Henry Jenkins: @henryjenkins

Nuno Bernardo: @beActiveMedia

Jo Ellen Kaiser: @TMCmedia

Luisa Dantas: @LandofOpp 

Ingrid Kopp: @fromthehip @TribecaFilmIns

Danielle Riendeau: @Danielleri @KillScreenMag

Marc Smolowitz: @marcsmolowitz @PowerOfTwoMovie

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