2nd Global Conference: Transmedia Interactions (May, 2014: Lisbon, Portugal)

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Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

2nd Global Conference: Transmedia Interactions

Wednesday 14th May – Friday 16th May 2014
Lisbon, Portugal

Call for Presentations
The use of multiple platforms to tell stories and create immersive, interactive experiences has become a common fixture in the 21st Century media landscape. It is, therefore, an opportune time to take stock of the production, reception and usage of these transmedia productions. What is the value of transmedia storytelling? How do multiplatform projects serve commercial and narrative objectives in different fields of entertainment? How should we situation transmedia in relation to other types of storytelling traditions? How do transmedia productions engage their audiences and produce specific patterns of consumption and 'produsage' on the part of fandoms that emerge around transmedia products? What are the challenges and opportunities multiplatform development for media producers? What is the future of transmedia storytelling?

The Steering Group welcomes proposals for presentations, workshops and performances for this special stream with the Transmedia Storytelling event on any facet of transmedia interactions. This includes, but is not limited to:

● Transmedia and cinema
● Transmedia and television
● Transmedia and game worlds (alternative reality games, mobile games, etc.)
● Transmedia and graphic novels/comics
● Transmedia and literature
● Transmedia and music
● Transmedia and art
● Transmedia and social activism
● Transmedia and commercial goods
● Immersion and the principles of narrative and visual development
● Comparative analyses of transmedia storytelling and other oral and literary traditions
● Transmedia audiences and their reception practices
● Case studies of transmedia producers
● Cross-cultural/multi-cultural perspectives on transmedia storytelling
● Social dynamics of multi-platform experiences
● Transmedia theory and criticism
● Transmedia projects in the classroom

If you would like to participate in the conference, please send a description or abstract outlining the key themes and scope of your presentation. We regret we cannot allow people to attend the event unless they have had their proposal accepted for inclusion on the programme.

In order to support and encourage interdisciplinarity engagement, it is our intention to create the possibility of starting dialogues between the parallel events running during this conference. Delegates are welcome to attend up to two sessions in each of the concurrent conferences. We also propose to produce cross-over sessions between two and possibly all three groups – and we welcome proposals which deal with the relationship between Cybercultures and/or Transmedia Narratives, Immersive Worlds and/or Monstrous Geographies.

What to send:
300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 7th February 2014. If an abstract is accepted for the conference, a full draft paper should be submitted by Friday 4th April 2014. 300 word abstracts should be submitted simultaneously to both Organising Chairs; abstracts may be in Word or RTF formats with the following information and in this order:

a) author(s), b) affiliation as you would like it to appear in programme, c) email address, d) title of abstract, e) body of abstract, f) up to 10 keywords.
E-mails should be entitled: TM2 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.

Organising Chairs:

Ann-Marie Cook and Debra Polson: amc@inter-disciplinary.net
Rob Fisher: tm2@inter-disciplinary.net

The conference is part of the 'Critical Issues' programme of research projects. It aims to bring together people from different areas and interests to share ideas and explore various discussions which are innovative and exciting. All papers accepted for and presented at the conference will be eligible for publication in an ISBN eBook. Selected papers may be developed for publication in a themed hard copy volume. All publications from the conference will require editors, to be chosen from interested delegates from the conference.

Inter-Disciplinary.Net believes it is a mark of personal courtesy and professional respect to your colleagues that all delegates should attend for the full duration of the meeting. If you are unable to make this commitment, please do not submit an abstract for presentation.

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Please note: Inter-Disciplinary.Net is a not-for-profit network and we are not in a position to be able to assist with conference travel or subsistence.