“It Has Become Appallingly Obvious That Our Technology Has Exceeded Our Humanity”

Bellyfeel Weekly RoundupSaid Albert Einstein…

And we love technology! (Especially when it means we can change channel without a remote).

But is that really a good thing? Erm, probably not.

Chromecast recently became available in the UK. Check out what this means for the future of multi-screen television, Video on Demand and channel selection.

But the future of Google Glass may be in jeopardy – this article explains the uncertain future of Google’s innovative head mounted computer.

Social Media and Television are no longer two separate entities. They are fast becoming one and the same, shaping the way televisual shows will be viewed in the future. Check out this article on how Social Media has changed television.

ITVT (Interactive TV Today) have also touched on the subject of Social Media and TV. Here is a great video interview covering the convergence of new social ecosystems and television.

Expanding a story is a vital skill in any transmedia or multi-platform story. Here Transmedia NZ’s Fiona Millburn explains how innovative storytellers can use social media tools to extend narrative and engage audiences.

It has always been said that any good writer always has a notebook to hand.  You never know when that next groundbreaking idea will materialise in your mind. Urgh, but then you have to type up that idea later on… Or do you?  Thanks technology!

Here’s a great list by Simon Staffans, of his top 5 transmedia projects to look out for this spring. I’m personally favouring “The Secret Identity Show” which is currently crowdfunding on KickStarter, so back it!

Writing compelling characters is by no means an easy task for any story (Transmedia or not); but it is by far one the most important aspect of emotionally engaging audiences. Here is a fantastic BTS, showing how director David O. Russell went about creating his characters and the world they inhabit in his recent film American Hustle.

Finally, while we are on the subject of technology…have you ever wondered what Star Wars would have looked like if William Shakespeare wrote it? Yeah me Too. It is brilliant!

Until Next Week…

 

“I Fear the Day That Technology Will Surpass Our Human Interaction” – Albert Einstein

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