I've settled on the next Spoilrr date!
Tuesday, March 29th, 5:30 - 7pm
San Francisco School of Digital Filmmaking
In case you haven't been following it, the #Transmedia hashtag is blowing up down in Austin. A lot of activity, interest and smart questions. Transmedia was a hot topic at this year's SXSW and the concept may have earned new believers over the last several days. (Anyone have a report from the field to share?)
Check out this recent big news from LA.
Fourth Wall Studios has landed an initial investment of $15 million from one of Los Angeles' wealthiest individuals to develop and create digital entertainment "experiences" that cross various media platforms.
And here's another good read.
Quite simply, I gravitated to “transmedia storytelling” because it gave me an opportunity to liberate my ideas, and explore a narrative interdependency (versus a codependency) between technology and media, and more importantly, between people.
Also, we're making considerable headway on lining up some amazing speakers for the StoryWorld Conference this fall. Spoilrr is working directly with F+W Media and Alison Norrington of storycentralDIGITAL to organize a special post-conference speaker session where will look deeper into our Transmedia future. We're still considering speakers, sponsors and demos for this "fringe" event so let us know if you are interested in joining in the fun.
For all attendees to the next meetup, I'm excited to be able to offer a free copy of the excellent book SCREEN FUTURE; The Future of Entertainment, Computing the the Devices We Love from Intel futurist Brian David Johnson. Along with the rest of the tech|media world, David was down in Austin for SXSW where he recently helmed a panel titled: The Last Broadcast: Entertainment is Social - What's Next?
The Future of Entertainment, Computing, and the Devices We Love
Brian David Johnson
Futurist and Director, Future Casting and Experience Research Intel Corporation
The future is Brian David Johnson's business. As a futurist at Intel Corporation, his charter is to develop an actionable vision for computing in 2020. His work is called "future casting"—using ethnographic field studies, technology research, trend data, and even science fiction to provide Intel with a pragmatic vision of consumers and computing. Along with reinventing TV, Johnson has been pioneering development in artificial intelligence, robotics, and using science fiction as a design tool. He speaks and writes extensively about future technologies in articles and scientific papers as well as science fiction short stories and novels (Fake Plastic Love, Nebulous Mechanisms: The Dr. Simon Egerton Stories and the forthcoming This Is Planet Earth). He has directed two feature films and is an illustrator and commissioned painter.
I'm working on nailing down a great speaker - stay tuned - and I'll have a bunch of cold beer and some snacks. As usual, I'll have a large monitor available with adapters of all sizes so if you have something on a laptop that you'd like to screen, let me know!
See you soon,