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The Revolution in Transmedia Storytelling through Place
Pervasive, Ambient and Situated

ISBN 9780367222383
Published February 18, 2021 by Routledge
156 Pages

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Book Description

This book proposes that the theory and practice of transmedia storytelling must be re-considered from a social impact and community development perspective, and that time has come for a rigorous critique of the limited ways in which it has been commonly represented.

Transmedia storytelling has become one of the most influential and profitable innovations in the field of media and entertainment. It has changed the ways audiences interact with films, television and web series, advertising, gaming and book publishing. It has also shifted the practices around creation and dissemination of such content. This book asserts that the futures of transmedia storytelling for social impact or change are deeply tied to understandings of place grounded in human geography. Through a series of case studies of projects which challenge the status quo of transmedia, this book explores the elements of transmedia that can be used to amplify under-represented voices and make stories that signal a more inclusive and sustainable future.

This book offers a valuable contribution to the literature in the areas of transmedia storytelling, narratology, digital fiction, electronic literature, locative storytelling, performative writing, digital culture studies and human geography.

Table of Contents


Chapter One

Stories everywhere

Chapter Two

Pervasive hope and place: Welcome to Pine Point and Firestorm

Chapter Three

Making worlds: Participating in imaginary places

Chapter Four

Embodied and uncanny places: It Must Have Been Dark By Then and Breathe

Chapter Five

That place and those people: Documenting from the outside

Chapter Six

From the inside: Situated stories and representation


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Donna Hancox is an Associate Professor in the School of Creative Practice at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane. Her research is focussed on transformative creative practice and social impact, particularly the role of stories and creative technology in supporting healthy and inclusive communities.