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Henry Jenkins on Transmedia Storytelling and Entertainment

on December 10, 2009

Henry Jenkins new course at the University of Southern California is entitled “Transmedia Storytelling and Entertainment“.

The course description explains a transmedia story as “A transmedia story represents the integration of entertainment experiences across a range of different media platforms. A story like Heroes or Lost might spread from television into comics, the web, computer or alternate reality games, toys and other commodities, and so forth, picking up new consumers as it goes and allowing the most dedicated fans to drill deeper. The fans, in turn, may translate their interests in the franchise into concordances and wikipedia entries, fan fiction, vids, fan films, cosplay, game mods, and a range of other participatory practices that further extend the story world in new directions. Both the commercial and grassroots expansion of narrative universes contribute to a new mode of storytelling, one which is based on an encyclopedic expanse of information which gets put together differently by each individual consumer as well as processed collectively by social networks and online knowledge communities.”

In his blog, Henry Jenkins is discussion transmedia storytelling.

It begins this week a discussion on the seven principles of transmedia storytelling.


One response to “Henry Jenkins on Transmedia Storytelling and Entertainment

  1. petersteels says:

    that was nice to read that ….great job… i love this stuff.. for more information regarding Pittsburgh memoir writing, Pittsburgh storytelling, Pittsburgh corporate communication u can visit

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