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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.;)


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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


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cross posted from my mediabastard blog…  i think its a good post about transmedia and story selling today…

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Since Ive now provoked the “ban” from both  “COMMUNITIES” of one. ok maybe 2 posters, or 65 likes.;) Ill move my thoughts to here.  I dont ban, I dont “edit”  those who disagree with my ideas.  I also dont offer  “civility” while taking “private” control via “non privacy means like facebook or hidden emails” . But you all can read all the blogs posts in the context they offer.

 Transmedia. Just like the old media, bought and sold. Im Good with that;)


and the facebook “dialog” that considers LIKE a debate  🙂


Find the points of value made by its writer and some of its few commenters, but i suggest that you take notice of the writer who believes the “message is the medium.” and used a FACEBOOK “fan -group” method  for “constructing” a  “COMMUNITY”   that I , obviously not part of, could enter easily to LIKE  but  not speak “critical to points with my conviction strong” without the risk of being banned.

I wont be the first banned, 🙂  and Brooke, maybe i should post youre email “schooling” me here? Social media LIKE and all.;)?

Oh, and Brooke my hide is plenty tough from online shenigans and “thought leaders” that ive confronted over the years..yes. 20 plus years.  So what about  about that troubles you?

Im gonna leave facebook to my relatives , real friends and  rejected farmville cows. And Brooke, Ill be leaving your forum for one that has more than your idea of community values expressed and encouraged.

http://www.giantmice.com/  which of my comments at your blog were so “requiring of thick skin to read” ? why does hollywoods usage of the word “transmedia” threaten you so? 

WE create “Transmedia!?”– well, what about the OTHER?  They will come soon enough. In fact they already have.  Right on time.


PS- Brian, i did think that youre “LIKE” of my “troll comment” was wink -“sincere to its satirical-but serious points nature”..but then the ban hammer hit…. that ISNT the mediums message…and Brookes email to me, and her threats to ban me from a non substantial community forum.( no posters but 4) suggest that the LIKE interface tells some a different story.  Again, tough skin isnt my problem… and perhaps not yours either…. but “tough” when “actually expereinced via  “facebook” or the “overally mothered forum” –show’s those mediums failings…  and yes, no matter what the message is, the interface will interfere…… all interfaces do that by their nature. BUT im under no “law of facebook ”  not yet. god help us:)

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Education in the Age of Media – Television Version 1.0

Just a quick thought based upon the “last regular” Oprah show from this friday. She invited her favorite “story” guests back to the show. Her final guest was a women who went from the desolation of Africa , where she was never to be educated, to the US, where in 20 years she made her “dreams” happen and is now a PHD in agricultural science. Her final dream, now to be “realized”with the assistance of oprahs millions is to build a school back in her home village. By 2015 the school should begin educating 2000 more like her… bravo.

The show and Oprah’s place in culture for the last 25 years became obvious now to me.. she’s America’s School Marm for Adults… adults who educated on Sesame Street and Mr. Rogers as children, needed an adult continueing education  teacher in the basics of  human living in the age of media.

Born of video and global villages , Oprah fit the bill perfectly as the Teacher for this generation of latch key adults who may have gotten some alphabet and math and some “people” skills early on from PBS.. but who needed a continuation of being taught via media and a way to perpetualize their adolecense. It was Oprah who declared 50 was the new 30 , which kinda makes the point. She also helped elect her baby genxer brother, Barak to student council president;)

So there’s a quick transmedia cause and affect of storyselling techniques. The clever “new” transmedia of the Childrens Televison workshop in the late 60’s, for good or bad, directly created the need for an adult ed teacher later on in life for many genx-y’ ers. And when the time came they found Oprah to continue the transmedia ways of teaching “life lessons” in the TV media age ways.

Now that we move to the network interwebs of interactivity and immersion of the singular, and as new forms of education will be sold as the old classrooms are being forced to fail due to no economic support, a new form of teaching will occur, and then a new Oprah will arrive for that i-generations  child-adults of tommorrow…. What form Oprah 2.0 will take in 20 years will be very interesting.  Interactive, electric and always a teacher? A product or a Prophet ? Strange days ahead.   Whatya think?

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Yeah,  I couldnt believe it either. Other than one reference to some “rich like me”  pyramid scheme book, none of the transmediates has “coined” the term yet and is babbling it all around LA. So considering I “did” most of the stuff you’all are doing this decade, in the last one, it seemed a good to grab. So I did.

Storyselling 101. I’ll be planning the seminars next.  Really.

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Welcome to the Obvious

Hey, I didnt make it this way… but once some geeks made it so that every word (idea) on the networks got a penny attached to its click or datastream path and you all loved it… we got here.

transmedia- ccc- c3 – whatever- has always been formed from the media it uses. And this one is electric and 24/7 and owned by those who like to control everything.

You can get all hippy betterverse and edutainment “for the children” as you like… but we’re all forced by the medium we all agree on.. money, to be selling something…

So buck up, and admit it, you’re a storyseller. And now you’re finally broke enough to have to figure out what that networked PC or Video game console, or cell phone can be used for…

See you at a conference…;)

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