Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sign in | Create Account

FoE4: Producing Transmedia Experiences--Participation & Play

While much of the discussion around transmedia tends to focus on the idea of non-linear storytelling, this panel will explore the idea that transmedia experiences — narrative-driven and otherwise — are also characterized by a high degree of audience participation, decision-making and collaboration. As users engage with transmedia narratives, worlds and experiences across multiple platforms and spaces, participants make a series of personal choices that shape and define their experience and understanding of “the whole.”

If we assume that transmedia experiences introduce new opportunities for the audience to participate, what are the new opportunities and challenges for the creators and owners of these transmedia properties? One of the most overt forms of transmedia storytelling, the Alternate Reality Game (ARG), often makes participation a central and defining aspect of transmedia experiences, and creates opportunities to engage participants in play, performance and game-like systems. How can these interactive and participatory experiences be planned for? What is their function in the larger transmedia experience, and how do we understand the relative roles of the “author” and the “audience” in creating transmedia experiences?

Moderator: Ivan Askwith – Director of Strategy, Big Spaceship
Panelists include: Frank Rose – Wired contributor and author of Welcome to the Hyperdrome (W. W. Norton, forthcoming); Jordan Weisman – CEO and Founder, Smith & Tinker; Louisa Stein – San Diego State University; Mia Consalvo – MIT; Ken Eklund – Writerguy, World Without Oil

Comments (0)

It looks like no one has posted a comment yet. You can be the first!

You need to log in, in order to post comments. If you don’t have an account yet, sign up now!

Futures of Entertainment

Futures of Entertainment

Category: Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences | Updated almost 2 years ago

Created
December 10, 2009 10:08
Category
Tags
License
All Rights Reserved (What is this?)
Additional Files


Viewed
16789 times

More from Futures of Entertainment

FoE6: Listening and Empathy--Making Companies More Human

FoE6: Listening and Empathy--Making...

Added almost 2 years ago | 01:55:36 | 1914 views

FoE3: Social Media

FoE3: Social Media

Added over 5 years ago | 01:50:00 | 48038 views

FoE5: Cities and the Future of Entertainment (MIT Communications Forum)

FoE5: Cities and the Future of Ente...

MIT Communications Forum

Added almost 3 years ago | 02:06:00 | 6687 views

FoE1 Day 2 Introductory Remarks

FoE1 Day 2 Introductory Remarks

Added almost 2 years ago | 00:29:06 | 711 views

FoE2: Fan Labor

FoE2: Fan Labor

Added almost 2 years ago | 02:08:21 | 862 views

FoE4: Changing Audiences, Changing Methodologies

FoE4: Changing Audiences, Changing ...

Added over 4 years ago | 01:52:00 | 14362 views