How to build a fictional world - TED Ed

Question Bridge: Black Males is a transmedia art project that seeks to represent and redefine Black male identity in America. Through video mediated question and answer exchange, diverse members of this “demographic” bridge economic, political, geographic, and generational divisions. 

You can support the project on KickStarter or through its official website

Dungeons & Dragons and the Influence of Tabletop RPGS | PBS Off Book 

Since their growth in popularity in the 1970s, RPGs have had a huge influence not just on players, but on everything from Hollywood to the development of video games. Now, In a world dominated by video games and social media, there remains an enduring interest in gathering around a table and playing games face to face. Beyond cards and board games, Role Playing Games allow not just for interaction and play, but the creativity of storytelling, world creation, and engagement with ideas.The adaptability of D&D and other tabletop RPGs can satisfy players in a way that our digital world still cannot, with unique game mechanics and engagement and limitless use of imagination. As tabletop RPGs enjoy a cultural resurgence, more and more people are discovering the freedom and interactivity that makes them unique. 

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The Hero’s Journey Animated!

Lance Weiler at TFI Interactive 2013 - ‘Designing With instead of For’ - Wish for the Future
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Lance Weiler at TFI Interactive 2013 - ‘Designing With instead of For’ - Wish for the Future

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Robot Heart Stories: Transmedia & Education

Robot Heart Stories is the first in a trilogy of experiential learning projects from award winning storytelling visionary and experience designer Lance Weiler and creative producer Janine Saunders. Each project will inspire young and old alike to co-create and share. The goal is to reboot how we think about learning in an effort to unleash a collaborative journey into the future of education. The trilogy focuses on air, land and sea in three unique participatory storytelling initiatives designed to develop creativity, digital literacy and collaborative problem solving skills. 

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Teaching Childern to Code with Games 

Deadly robots, dramatic arenas, and asynchronous strategy are all part of Hakitzu - a game developed by Kuato Studios that introduces kids to Javascript, one of today’s most popular programming languages.

With no programming knowledge necessary, players will develop a range of coding skills through strategic game-play and customizable robots. Multiplayer competitions, achievements shared on social networks, regular upgrades and downloads

Transmedia, Hollywood 4: Spreading Change

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On Friday, April 12, 2013, the UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television is teaming up with USC Annenberg School of Communication and USC School of Cinematic Arts for the Transmedia, Hollywood 4 conference. Presented by the Andrew J. Kuehn Jr. foundation, the theme of the conference will be “Spreading Change”.

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T is for Transmedia, learning through transmedia play 

Henry Jenkins and The USC Annenberg Innovation Lab presents the ‘T for Transmedia report’ which attempts to outline some core transmedia design principles for educators, media producers and young people. 

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T is for Transmedia, learning through transmedia play 

Henry Jenkins and The USC Annenberg Innovation Lab presents the ‘T for Transmedia report’ which attempts to outline some core transmedia design principles for educators, media producers and young people.  

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The superpower of CODE in education

Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey, Drew Houston, among other digital leading figures, tell you why.

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