Open Call: Crossing Europe by TransMediaExpress
Transmedia Storytelling as an Artistic Method – The European East-West Academy for Culture and the Media and the network imaginary friends are calling for a workshop on transmedia storytelling in Berlin, October 9-12, 2012
Open to artists of all fields, storytellers, gamers etc. from Eastern and Western Europe
Why Transmedia Storytelling?
More and more people create individual reality spaces from multiple platforms collecting various kinds of information. Storytelling nowadays no longer functions linearly through only one medium (a book, a movie, a song), but expands into several platforms. The story elements can be accessed individually or in a cumulative manner. Stories are told in the material as well as in the digital world. They can begin in a book and then develop their storylines simultaneously on websites, facebook or twitter, and continue in a movie, a cartoon or a photo series and finally materialize as an artistic guerilla action in the streets. Experiencer can go through a good story within one platform, but the experience gets much more intensive following the story across diverse media.
The European East-West Academy for Culture and The Media and the network imaginary friends want to explore the possibilities of transmedia storytelling with artists from different fields from Eastern and Western Europe.
We are looking for pads who want to be part of a team which creates a story that invokes various skills. We invite people from Western and Eastern Europe to work together and to represent the European idea beyond all economic and financial discussions.
The workshop will provide you with information on how to produce a transmedia storytelling project such as structure and platform options; how to construct a transmedial story without getting lost in the endless universe of possibilities and to implement game structures; and how to optimize interdisciplinary collaboration. You will experiment with all these elements by creating your own transmedial stories. The schedule includes short lectures and discussions with experts as well as team work in small interdisciplinary groups.
The ideas of each team will be presented in a final session in front of an audience consisting of professionals from diverse institutions and foundations.
Subject-specific experts will inform and update participants on the current state of transmedia storytelling and partially accompany the teams as mentors. The list of experts will be published soon.
Particulars and Application Form
Target Group: artists of all fields, storytellers, gamers from Eastern and Western Europe You do not have to be a specialist in new media, but you should be interested in digital techniques and be well versed in at least one category (e.g. facebook, youtube, vimeo, World of Warcraft …) Working Language: The workshop program will be entirely in English.
Participation Fee: 80 euros/person. (The fee includes hot and cold drinks and snacks during the sessions.)
Travel Allowance: To a selected number of participants from abroad we can offer a partial sponsorship in terms of compensation for travel expenses (up to 80 %) and free accommodation. Please mention in your application if you are applying for it.
Application: As the number of participants is limited we kindly ask you to send us the application (see link below) including your CV and answers to the following questions:
- Have you already worked in the field of transmedia?
- What kind of experiences do you have in the field of digital platforms (fb, youtube, etc.)?
- What is your professional focus?
- What is your interest in participating?
Application Deadline: Please send your application by August 23 (for application form see link below). We will inform you about your acceptance by the end of August.Application Form
- Carola Dürr, EOWA (email@example.com)
- Patrick Möller, imaginary friends (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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