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Open Video Conference June 19 & 20, NYC

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Here’s the presentation from our workshop at the Open Video Conference on Transmedia Activism: Creating a cross-media platform for social issue campaigns. Our workshop examined opportunities to create social change using online tools and cross-media strategies by presenting the basic structure of a transmedia activism campaign and an illustrative case study, Boomtown Babylon, a 30-minute interactive multi-authored web documentary that encompasses a wide range of places, people, and stories to present a participatory journey through the most acute extremes of the global urbanization phenomenon. In addition to mapping out the framework for a campaign, we also featured a “hands on” segment whereby all workshop participants starting to build a transmedia platform campaign with a focus on: issue and goal identification, story universe construction and content distribution.

OVC Workshop facilitators: Lina Srivastava, Lina Srivastava Consulting, LLC; Lotje Sodderland, director, Boomtown Babylon; Vicki Callahan, Associate Professor, UW-Milwaukee

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  1. Wish I could join you at Open Video but we’ll be down the street at State of Play discussing transmedia activism within multiplayer gaming and virtual worlds, the 3D online communities that intersect with the open video and social action circles. Join us remotely if you can: http://www.nyls.edu/stateofplay or follow AvatarCamp as we do the live stream across the web and http://almost.at/#stateofplay

    I often give talks on Transmedia Activism as well and would love to sit down with you to talk more on this topic….I will be in NYC this week but usually live/work in Los Angeles, a city full of mediamakers who WANT transmedia activism but rarely know how to implement it with grace, efficiency, care and success.

    Best wishes on your talk, I hope to see it online soon!

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