Saturday, December 31, 2011

2012? Bring it on!

A year draws to an end and another one beckons around the corner, luring us in (as if we had a choice!) with promises of unexplored territories, tears and laughter, friends and foes and a full 366 days of shaping our own lives.

Most of what my 2011 has been about – at least in a professional sense – is possible to read in the publication ”One Year In Transmedia” that was made available for free download yesterday. I won’t go into history further, except to way a genuinely heartfelt Thank You, to everyone I’ve met, talked to, Skyped with, had drinks with, tweeted with, chatted with, blog post commentated with… The tribe that is the transmedia tribe is a trible overflowing with creativity, kindness, curiosity and quite a huge appetite for learning. I’m very happy to call myself a member of this tribe.

Looking forward to 2012 I read and watched a great post on a series of interviews with radio personality Ira Glass. The advice is simple, yet profound.
"You will be fierce. You will be a warrior...and you will make things that aren't as good as you know in your heart you want them to be… and you'll just make one after another..." 
Do listen to the series, it’s great stuff.

This is the advice I will take to heart for 2012. I wouldn’t call myself a perfectionist, not compared to the perfectionsts I know, but I have a hard time not working a little bit more… and a little bit more… and a little bit more… before I even contemplate releasing something. With transmedia projects, this becomes multiplied, as there are more variables to take into consideration, more strands of a story and a story world to work into perfection, more technical possibilities to explore and evaluate…

So this is what I’ll try to do in 2012. Release more often. Fail more often, correct more often. Take feedback more often, evolve more often.

Here’s to a great 2012. Hope to meet you all there, at some point.

Friday, December 30, 2011

One Year in Transmedia, second edition

This is the second edition of the curation of this blog that I published a little over a month ago. I felt it was pretty incomplete without the voices of some of the other people in the field as well, so I decided to ask some questions of some people I felt were the right people to answer these questions. The result is here - the second edition, free for download under a Creative Commons license (just click the pic below to go to the Cloud App download).