As part of Inter-Disciplinary.Net's Global Transmedia Research Initiative, this project brings together academic and industry professionals from across the disciplinary spectrum to explore issues and case studies around production, reception and industrial sustainability of transmedia/multiplatform experiences. This call for presentations represents an invitation to introduce, highlight or clarify key questions concerning issues such as models for benchmarking, techniques for user engagement, analytical approaches to transmedia texts, value measurement, pedagogy and curriculum design, and evaluative techniques for complex and dynamic user engagement.
As we launch the project in Sydney with 2 one-day events organised around separate, yet related themes, we welcome proposals for presentations, papers and panels on the following topics:
Day One 31st January 2013
~ (Re)Defining and understanding the meaning of transmedia/multiplatform production
~ Narrative/Aesthetic/Thematic analysis of transmedia/multiplatform experiences
~ Social networking trends and their impact on transmedia/multiplatform development
~ Technologies that drive transmedia/multiplatform consumption, production and the post-broadcast era as a whole
~ Innovation in transmedia/multiplatform production
~ The future of transmedia/multiplatform development, uses and engagement
~ Pedagogies and curriculum design for teaching transmedia/multiplatform
~ Cultural policy and the promotion of transmedia/multiplatform innovation
Day Two 1st February 2013
~ Transmedia/multiplatform production business models
~ Studies of transmedia/multiplatform audiences
~ Defining and measuring audience/user engagement
~ Uses and limitations of web analytics; new approaches
Abstracts and proposals not exceeding 300 words should be submitted jointly to the Organising Chairs by Friday 19th October 2012. Submissions may be in Word, WordPerfect, or RTF formats with the following information and in this order: a) author (s), b) affiliation, c) email address, d) title of abstract, e) body of abstract. E-mails should be entitled: TM1 Abstract Submission.
Please use plain text (Times Roman 12) and abstain from using footnotes and any special formatting, characters or emphasis (such as bold, italics or underline). We acknowledge receipt and answer to all paper proposals submitted. If you do not receive a reply from us in a week you should assume we did not receive your proposal; it might be lost in cyberspace! We suggest, then, to look for an alternative electronic route or resend.
Ann-Marie Cook, Deirdre Hynes and Debra Polson:
Rob Fisher : firstname.lastname@example.org
All papers accepted for and presented at this conference are eligible for publication in an ISBN eBook. Selected papers may be invited to go forward for development into a themed ISBN hard copy volume and dedicated journal.
Please note: Since each day is a self-contained event, participants may opt to register for one or two days. We regret that as a not-for-profit network, Inter-Disciplinary.Net is not in a position to assist with conference travel or subsistence.
Web address: http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/research/research-nexus/digital-nexus/global-project-on-transmedia/transmedia-storytelling-and-beyond/
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