“So much of the geekitude I hear in different settings these days is about insisting on telling “a story”. They are more fictional than ever! Everything is becoming “a story”.
“this is the great delusion of those wanting power by “internet” means possible;) It’s “interface” and thus the “medium” cant TELL a story…. everything is a ADD “click”. there is no start, no 2nd act, no end. Machines only act on the code of the nansecond. ethics are dead because they assume a 2nd act.. cause and effect… the illusion of no effect– the “reality of virtuality” ah.. when enough GET THIS . well have a hope… maybe the schizophenic media on cable tv. IS the 2nd act of the Mcluhan media of TV age… that for 40 years went unexamined or misundetood… assasination,colorful(peacock nbc) hippies,watergate, vietnam, 9-11, reagan, clinton. and bushes burning;)… 40 years of reality tv media STORIES…. and reality became transformed…and now replaced and deleted.. speakers at conferences like this are scary stupid… and no differnt than those who talked about the vast “wasteland on network tv” 40 years ago.. they miss the real story of us… and maybe in 40 years, after weve clicked our way back to fuedal tribes fighting with virus’s and despot kings with hermetivcally sealed castles and electric firewalls…. theyll get to a point to understand the medium of humans and their mediations… life as a reapeat of a never seen television early broadcast.;)”
note to all “transmedia Storysellers” who pine on about narratives and story matters etc….
“And so are our media, made newly social. Facebook and Twitter and Google+ and all the rest swim with time’s flow, rather than attempting to stanch it. And they are, despite that but mostly because of it, increasingly defining our journalism. They are also, as it were, McLuhanesque. (Google+: extension of man.) Because if McLuhan is to be believed, the much-discussed and often-assumed human need for narrative — or, at least, our need for narrative that has explicit beginnings and endings — may be contingent rather than implicit. Which means that as conditions change, so may — so will — we. We may evolve past our need, in other words, for containment, for conclusions, for answers.”
this aint gonna go over well with you writers trying to cash in on transmedia futures.. but hey. enjoy the ride.
Megan, i “feel” you.;)
Potterverse ..Same as the First? I mean , you really didnt think the “world” would end, just because the “story” of one boy did? WORLD TRUMPS STORY.. all the time in Good Transmedia Storyselling 101.
Lord Voldemort, the Early Years? From Cute kid Podracer to Whiny Teen with father issues and a Dark streak ?..nah..never work.
Owl Wars? Hmmm
Like i said, everything I say or do as satirical, becomes the popular media wisdom soon enough:) If someone was smart theyd invest in what I say, as opposed to laugh at it.
Storyselling has replaced Storytelling years ago, but only a few noticed.:) Anyone else see the disparate reviews rating for GREEN LANTERN today at the sites. 75-90 % faves from the viewswers and 20-30 % pans from all the literates who write reviews or need “narrative” in their movies and books…
Now i dont know much about this authors works, and ill guess shes selling to the narrative neandertals that still roam the north…but soon, the south will rize, and all well have left is grunting particle efx in 3D.:)
I like much of what Im reading here, reminds me of what others and i did in the 80s-early 90s with media brands and conciets…IPS etc.
I find it a little ODD that “someone named Jeff” would say that Agencies Dont have creatives that THINK this way… but, to each his own way to storySELL themselves. I wouldnt be so presumptious…
Anyhow… These guys want you to see they “get” it. that they spent the conference seat money wisely this year… and maybe they did.
read, comment, enjoy some M+ Ms 🙂