Transmedia storytelling crosses many platforms to create one complete story using multiple sources. Well known transmedia stories include The Matrix, Dawson’s Creek, and Assassin’s Creed. All are great and complex stories but there is a lesser known series called Kyle XY that fits the bill as well.
Kyle XY began as a tv series about an unknown boy with no origin, no memory, and no bellybutton. Over the course of the series viewers are introduced to an evil company called Latnok that may hold the secrets of Kyle’s past. Unfortunately, the tv series was cancelled after the third season without a proper ending, enraging and frustrating die hard fans.
Thankfully, Kyle XY was continued as a short book series. For those wanting to delve further into the Kyle mystery, ABC Family created an online game called Continuum, an open world community where players can collect clues and train their character in the same ways that Kyle has trained. The clues you collect piece together the mystery of Kyle and his history with Latnok. The creators of the show even created a website where you can test to be included in Latnok’s ranks, a combination of intelligence and logic questions determining how much intel they reveal to you. Unfortunately the Latnok site has been taken down but the Continuum game still exists.
As we move further into the web and do more of our socializing via mobile devices, we move away from gathering together in person. Many people have speculated that the end of face-to-face contact is over, that people will (and some already do) communicate through technology only. A video by Charlene deGuzman and Miles Crawford shows the truth behind our way of living, that we only experience and view the world through our devices, and we’re missing out on life itself.
Humans of New York began as a project to take a visual census of 10,000 New Yorkers and plot the photos on a map. Over time, the creator started taking quotes and life stories of the subjects in his photographs. So far the he has taken over 5000 photos and is in the process of publishing the stories in a book.
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First, I feel I need to explain ADOS. I was diagnosed with ADD when I was 11 years old, and I do things a little differently. I’ve come to call my thought process fishing because I tend to go from Thought A to Thought B to Thought Fish. In my head they all connect, but I just forget to bring people along for the ride. This is a warning to anyone following- I will lose you from time to time. That’s ok. If you have any questions, let me know. For now, I leave you with a picture of my cat.