Dr Emma Beddows has a PhD in transmedia storytelling and audience engagement with a focus on fans. She wears multiple hats: she is a freelance transmedia consultant specialising in narrative design and engagement strategy; she is a co-host and content developer for Whatcha Podcast, a weekly popular culture podcast; and, she is a tutor and lecturer at Swinburne University of Technology and RMIT, where she manages creative and transmedia projects and lectures on industry applications for transmedia storytelling, user engagement, audiences and popular culture.
Emma has been invited to speak on transmedia praxis at Transmedia: storytelling and beyond in Sydney in 2013; attended Transmedia Victoria in 2011; attended StoryWorld Conference in San Francisco in 2011; presented at Tights and Tiaras on the semiotic contexts of Buffy The Vampire Slayer at Monash University in Melbourne in 2011; presented at Transforming Audiences 2 on the relationship between transformative audiences and commercially sanctioned texts at The University of Westminster in London in 2009; and, has had a paper published from the presentation at Tights and Tiaras in Colloquy online, as well as a paper on online research methodologies and ethics in the International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Society.
Emma is currently working on separate projects with Flint Dille (Ground Zero Transmedia), contributing to an edited volume on transmedia storytelling; Scott Walker (Brain Candy, LLC), as co-creator of Star Wars Remix (featured on Wired.com); Saurabh Kikani (Sasquatch Punches), as transmedia consultant on BoggieDown; Sorab Del Rio (Silver Fox Comics), as narrative consultant on The adventures of Rudy Cool; and, the Immigration Museum of Melbourne, as an educational consultant for a transmedia project titled Talking Difference. She has also consulted on Con 9 From Outer Space, a science-fiction convention, and is currently involved in consulting on a similar project with the same team, due to launch in March 2014.
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If you require transmedia services including narrative design, transmedia consultancy, training/education, or conference presentations please contact Emma via the contact page on this blog.
This blog is written by an experienced media professional with hopes to enlighten, inspire and guide new members of the transmedia community and professionals seeking transmedia services, on transmedia practice, audience engagement and fan cultures.