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Teaching Transmedia Practice

I’m back in the trenches this semester teaching transmedia practice to eager and talented third year students at Melbourne’s RMIT for Production Project 1. Each class is split into production groups of 6-7 students who are then asked to select a short story from the public domain upon which to base their transmedia story adaptation. Whilst the projects are still in draft mode, I’m... read more

Talking Difference

I was recently asked to be involved in a project run by the Immigration Museum of Melbourne called Talking Difference. The project is an exciting and ambitious attempt to use transmedia storytelling to engage high-school-aged kids on the topic of race-based discrimination and stereotyping. The project is already in its second or third year, this time integrating a fantastic creative element which allows... read more

Did I mention I wrote a thesis?

As you all know by now, I have officially and completely done and dusted my thesis. A copy of it resides in book form in my lounge-room, in-between the Complete Works of William Shakespeare and The Foot Book by Dr Seuss, where it rightly belongs. It’s impressively regal and makes an excellent paper-weight; however, none of these facts allow you, my readers and peers, to get in on the proverbial... read more

That’s Doctor Transmedia…

This post has been a long time coming. Not only have I been up to lots of transmedia business, but as it turns out, I have also been up to lots of Doctor-y business. You see, I have finally turned three and a half years of blood, sweat and tears into a coherent thesis about consuming transmedia. I submitted last year and to my delight, received minimal requests for changes from my examiners (in fact, one... read more

I’m *finally* back.

I’ve been a bad blogger. It’s been almost one year since I last wrote anything here, but hear me out. I have a reason. I am proud to say that the lovable beast has finally been put to rest. On the 20th of August this year I submitted my PhD thesis on how audiences engage with stories told across multiple platforms. Look, they even gave me a receipt.   Now that that’s done and... read more

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