StoryCode's Chapters hold monthly events feature immersive media project presentations coupled WITH discussion.

Singapore

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August Lab

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StoryCoding Captain Cardboard

August 18, 2014 - 6:30 to 9:30pm

Newton Circus

237 South Bridge Road

Singapore, 058786

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Theme: #comics #cardboards #hacking #eco-conscious #storytelling #social media #microfiction

Join us for a very special StoryCode Singapore meetup, and be part of a unique transmedia project in progress! Experience hands-on story prototyping and lean digital/social media publishing, as you create your own short comic strip and publish this digitally during this one-session workshop.

For one evening we will team up with local writer Don Bosco (www.SuperCoolBooks.com) and generate your(!) original episodes based on his open-source comic tale universe THE LEGEND OF THE CARDBOARD HEROES. Participants will be guided to create your own micro stories and share these over social media.


What is the CAPTAIN CARDBOARD story all about?

Rooted in the THE LEGEND OF THE CARDBOARD HEROES story universe, CAPTAIN CARDBOARD is about how two kids, Cindy and Faz, meet an old man who used to fight crime in 1960s Singapore as a cardboard-clad superhero. They try  to help him revive his crime-fighting career, only to find themselves caught in one crazy situation after another.


What will we code during the meetup?

This story prototyping workshop is the first one organised by StoryCode SG to encourage collaborative transmedia development. Participants will use a Story Design Template to quickly develop their own episodes within the story universe extension via comic strips or cardboard figures and publish these via social media. Story-coding can be done with either one or both methods. To promote the eco-conscious theme, participants will use recycled cardboard materials to make their own story art.

All stories, content and creative hacks will be documented and published to the project’s web page and other online channels.


Event rundown:

6:30-7:00 Reception/Networking

7:00-7:15 Introduction

7:15-7:30 Story reading & story box composition

7:30-8:30 Cardboard hero & comic strip creation

8:30-9:00 Event wrap


Number of participants is limited to 20, so please be sure to attend when you RSVP and please be on time! Be aware, for documentation purpose and knowledge exchange this event will be recorded in various forms (audio, video, text,…)  and participants are encourage to actively feedback on the progress as well as share their own creations online.


Admission & Venue:

An admission fee of SG$20 will be charge upon entry at the venue. This ticket price covers working materials as well as 2 drinks and 1 food choice at 237 Bar (http://237.io). A detailed menu will be release closer to the event date.


Newton Circus

237 South Bridge Road

Singapore, 058786


(old OCBC building, Chinatown)

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More details about Don Bosco’s open source story project THE LEGEND OF THE CARDBOARD HEROES (a work in progress) here: http://www.supercoolbooks.com/2014/04/work-in-progress-art-of-legend-of.html

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Sydney

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StoryCode Sydney: Launch Meet-Up

July 31, 2014 - 18:30-20:00
Hub Sydney 'Playground', Level 2, 101 William St, Darlinghurst, Sydney, NSW, 2010 Map

The StoryCode movement is coming to Sydney and we want you to join us. 

Founded in New York as a transmedia meetup, StoryCode has evolved into an open-source global community for those who are passionate about exploring and building the future of storytelling. Now, it's on its way to Sydney and we're inviting you to become part of this exciting global community, connecting cross-platform and immersive storytellers from the fields of digital media, tech, social impact and beyond. 

Storycode Sydney will kick off with a launch event at Hub Sydney on July 31 where we'll discover 'What is Storycode?' and hear from leading thinkers in the field. Beyond this, Storycode Sydney will convene monthly educational, informational and cocreational events which will spawn new immersive experiences, stories and technologies. 

Don't miss out on your chance to connect with innovators in the fields of digital media, tech and social innovation spheres to both explore and createthe horizon of transmedia storytelling. 

Speakers:
  • Ester Harding (Media Stockade)
  • Mikey Leung (Digital Storytellers)
  • Tim Parsons (Mobile Mondays)
  • Alex Alexander (412 Transmedia)
  • Rachel Bui (Muru-D)

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