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Interviews

Theatre of the Working Class – Twitch for All

Bilal Zafar is an extremely funny comedian who in his previous work, drew from storms on Twitter and the perils of online dating. I met him a few years ago on a transmedia project at the University of Bolton – Bolton Storyworld and he also worked alongside us on the Secret Story Network. In a...
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General Horse and the Package of Doom

FMV Game Creation in the 21st Century

FMV = Full Motion Video Game. Popular in the 90’s with titles such as Night Trap, Mad Dog McCree and Tender Loving Care. Recently the genre was boosted by successes like Her Story, The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker and Press X to Not Die. And conversely the recent rise in interactive movies like Bandersnatch,...
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Do Not Track - Interview

Interview: ‘Do Not Track’ director, Brett Gaylor

Do you know which companies are tracking your daily activity on the web? Do you know what schemes those companies are concocting to leverage your data and separate you from your hard earned cash? Do Not Track is an interactive documentary that will tell you this – and more. This innovative media project examines what...
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Poptropica - Jeff Kinney Interview

Jeff Kinney Interview – Poptropica and Beyond

I was asked to produce a live event about virtual worlds for kids recently. I discovered one I hadn’t heard of before:  Poptropica which has 300 million users. I was quite shocked that there was a media property out there so massive and I hadn’t even heard the name before… Poptropica – Pop-wotica? It was started by the very...
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Storyworld Hangout

Transmedia Hangout: How To Get Yourself In A Storyworld Frame of Mind

As part of being at the Conducttr Conference 2014, we hosted a Google Hangout featuring some very fascinating practitioners and experts from the world of Transmedia. Recorded at 3pm GMT Thursday 9th October… This is a 1 hour Google Hangout featuring Jill Golick and Robert Pratten – hosted by Krishna Stott. It is a discussion about...
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Choose Your Own Documentary

Interactive Documentary – In A Theatre?

Choose Your Own Documentary is a live performance of a documentary where the audience choose which way to take the story at numerous decision points – there are 1500 different outcomes… The show is inspired by the Choose Your Own Adventure books that were popular in the 1980’s. I was VERY INTRIGUED when I heard...
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