Hey Class, This is Josie.
Thelma asked about Transmedia project at SXSW last class and I wanted to share an email from a transmedia/sound listserve I’m on called the AIR Public Media Scan. It’s audio-focused but is also a great resource for hearing about creative Transmedia projects happening that use sound and other platforms. You can subscribe to a weekly email. Anyway, I’d love to hear if anyone else has come across some interesting sites, projects, or events!
This week’s scan highlights inventive makers and projects participating in the SXSW conference:
Exit Zero. Christine Walley and Chris Boebel tell transmedia stories about the fallout from Chicago steel mill shutdowns.
Save Those Sounds! Anne Wootten and Bailey Smith debut the Pop Up Archive prototype to help audio producers liberate stored oral histories and render them searchable/shareable.
Plus Ça Change… For years, photographer Paul Octavious has dedicated himself to documenting the same hill each day. Watch here, and read about his process here.
Spectral Challenge. The Public Lab’s DIY environmental toxicity tester was one of several civic information projects that SXSW panelists highlighted as promising prospects for news collaboration.
Up in Arms. Zeega—AIR’s interactive partner for Localore—continues to rise as a public media production platform. See this report on DC’s largest gun show, produced by Joshua Barajas of PBS NewsHour.
AIR hits the streets for IMA/SXSW
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