Friday, 20 July 2012,6.30pm-9pm
The Photographers' Gallery
16-18 Ramillies Street, London
Distributed or transmedia storytelling is a way of telling stories across multiple platforms that is individually distinct, yet related to a central story. Not to be confused with multimedia storytelling - which is associated with broadcast and advertising - it employs the use of social media to develop levels of narrative around a piece of work. Through a feedback process between the audience, as participants, and the lead creators, successful campaigns can help to deepen engagement, increase discussion and augment the collective understanding of the work.
As this is an open platform we encourage those who know a bit about the theme to create an account on the wiki and edit/add content. You can also mail firstname.lastname@example.org who will upload it for you.
@Publicdomain - Tweeting Moby Dick in it's entirety and now Alice in Wonderland
Such Tweet Sorrow by The Royal Shakespeare Company
Dreams of Your Life designed by Hide&Seek for Channel4
Drom at the Soho
We Tell Stories by Six-to-Start
Conspiracy For Good Theatre by Six-to-Start
The Code on BBC by Six-to-Start
Misfits on Channel4
Offline Collaborative Storytelling
Lifegame by the theatre company Improbable
A Small Town Anywhere by Coney
Home Sweet Home by Subject to Change
You Once Said Yes at The Roundhouse
Once Upon A Time - a workshop given by Spare Tyre. It's actually interactive storytelling but there is an element of feedback and it's interesting how a story maybe developed through light, sound or touch with those who have difficulties in communicating verbally.
Blog & Resources
Festivals & Events
The Stellar Network. The network is an online and offline meeting ground for connections, opportunities and training and through these Stellar Network enables talent from traditional media to explore new platforms and interactive narratives.
Distributed Storytelling Summer School at Soho Theatre as part of their Soho Digital programme
Interactive Narratives: Creating the Future of Storytelling - a panel discussion at SXSW 2011. Here is Esther Lim's Slideshare of her talk, 'Driving Engagement Through Transmedia Narrative'
TEDx Transmedia September 2012, Rome
Storyworld Conference, October 2012, Hollywood
The Cross-Media Forum October 2012, London
The Immersive Writing Lab, October 2011 at Ravensbourne College, London