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Digital Humanities: Transmedia
A research guide to the wide world of the Digital Humanities for the University of Tennessee Libraries community.
A first-person interactive story adventure video game developed and published by The Fullbright Company in 2013 about a young woman who returns after traveling abroad in 1995 to find her entire family gone from their home. Received acclaim from critics.
Highrise is a multi-year, multimedia documentary project about life in residential highrises, directed by Katerina Cizek and produced by Gerry Flahive for the National Film Board of Canada in partnership with the New York Times.
Milk has focused on using cross-media innovations to enhance emotional human storytelling, exposing the beauty in the things – physical, digital, intangible – that connect us all. The Johnny Cash Project and The Wilderness Downtown with Arcade Fire take the intensely personal, emotive power of music and use breakthrough technologies to create a visual experience that is interconnected to a global consciousness. Milk's "The Wilderness Downtown" was named as one of TIME magazines 30 Best Music Videos of all time, and was exhibited at MoMA in NY for 6 months in 2011.
Star Wars Uncut is a 2010 fan film remake of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. It is a shot-for-shot recreation of the 2004 "Special Edition" re-release of the film made from 473 fifteen-second segments created and submitted from a variety of participants. The full film was made available on the Internet in August 2010 and may be watched for free.
The British Library (BL) has released over one million images from 17th, 18th, and 19th century books on Flickr. Equally important, the images and metadata have been released into the public domain.
Although the images and data are available for use and reuse without restriction, BL is following an increasingly common trend among GLAM institutions where attribution is requested (rather than required).
The LOC Flickr collection offers sets of digitized photos: the 1,600 color images from the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information, 1,500+ images from the George Grantham Bain News Service, selected panoramic photographs, portraits of jazz musicians and personalities, and other photos from the Library of Congress collections that possess these qualities: they have long been popular with visitors to the Library; they have no known restrictions on publication or distribution, and they have high resolution scans.
Conducttr (in beta) allows anyone with limited technical skills to easily develop, implement and manage transmedia projects: creative people can focus on the storytelling and forget about the technology barriers.
Cowbird allows users to tell short location-tagged stories based on their own experience using text, photos and sound or a mix thereof and share it in a community where thoughtful storytelling is encouraged.
With Findery, you can find and leave geo-tagged "notes" around the world. Notes can be stories, advice, jokes, diatribes, information, memories, facts, advertisements, love letters, grocery lists and manifestos in photo, video, audio, or text. The content of a note is only limited by your imagination.
Founded in 2004, Games for Change facilitates the creation and distribution of social impact games that serve as critical tools in humanitarian and educational efforts. The resource page contains books, essays, blogs, videos, grant opportunities, toolboxes, and more.
IFTTT is a web-based service that allows users to create chains of simple conditional statements, called "recipes", which are triggered based on changes to other web services such as Gmail, Facebook, Instagram, and Craigslist. IFTTT is an abbreviation of "If This Then That".
Inform is a design system for interactive fiction based on natural language. It is a radical reinvention of the way interactive fiction is designed, guided by contemporary work in semantics and by the practical experience of some of the world's best-known writers of IF.
Scalar is a free, open source authoring and publishing platform that’s designed to make it easy for authors to write long-form, born-digital scholarship online. Scalar enables users to assemble media from multiple sources and juxtapose them with their own writing in a variety of ways, with minimal technical expertise required.
Steller lets you create stories by simply combining photos, videos and text directly from your iPhone or iPod Touch. You can share it both inside the app, as well as on other social networking sites including Twitter and Facebook. Featured by Apple as one the Best Apps of 2014.
Tumblr, stylized in its logo as tumblr, is a microblogging platform and social networking website founded by David Karp and owned by Yahoo! Inc. The service allows users to post multimedia and other content to a short-form blog.
New Narratives: stories and storytelling in the digital age by Ruth Page (Editor); Bronwen Thomas (Editor)Just as the explosive growth of digital media has led to ever-expanding narrative possibilities and practices, so these new electronic modes of storytelling have, in their own turn, demanded a rapid and radical rethinking of narrative theory. This timely volume takes up the challenge, deeply and broadly considering the relationship between digital technology and narrative theory in the face of the changing landscape of computer-mediated communication. New Narratives reflects the diversity of its subject by bringing together some of the foremost practitioners and theorists of digital narratives. It extends the range of digital subgenres examined by narrative theorists to include forms that have become increasingly prominent, new examples of experimental hypertext, and contemporary video games. The collection also explicitly draws connections between the development of narrative theory, technological innovation, and the use of narratives in particular social and cultural contexts. Finally, New Narratives focuses on how the tools provided by new technologies may be harnessed to provide new ways of both producing and theorizing narrative. Truly interdisciplinary, the book offers broad coverage of contemporary narrative theory, including frameworks that draw from classical and postclassical narratology, linguistics, and media studies.