Storytelling

Effectively communicate ideas and stop wasting time

Time is one of my most valuable commodities. It’s probably the same for you. So anything that wastes time reduces productivity, right? And that’s …

Leadership

Data Storytelling: Separating Fiction From Facts

Data is playing a larger role in day-to-day business conversations than ever before. The ability to communicate with data is now a necessity for …

Data Visualization

Beginners Guide to Instagram Stories

If you are a social media professional, odds are you’ve seen Instagram Stories. And, if you’re providing social media services for small businesses, …

Social Media Marketing

5 Ways to Get Your Brand to Tell a Story on Social Media

Brand storytelling, when done properly, allows marketers to build personality and associate emotion with a brand to create a personal connection with …

Social Media Marketing

How the Creators of Baghdaddy Turned the Crazy True-Life Story of the Iraq War Instigators Into a Musical

Marshall Pailet and A.D. Penedo bring their acclaimed hit back Off-Broadway.<p><b>Who</b>: Marshall Pailet & A.D. Penedo<b><br>Outside</b>: St. Luke’s Theater<p>A.D. Penedo …

Iraq War

VR Storytelling Highlights from Tribeca Film Festival

The Tribeca Film Festival featured over 30 different VR experiences within their Storyscapes and Immersive Virtual Arcade, and I had a chance to …

Virtual Reality

Lily Cole On How Storytelling Is The Best Way To Help Refugees

'In a political landscape that feels increasingly fearful and isolationist, it is important to acknowledge and remember the uncomplicated humanity of …

Refugees

Bryant Surprised He Hasn't Longed For NBA Comeback - NBA Global

Few had the career (or, for that matter, final game) that Kobe Bryant enjoyed in his 20 seasons in the NBA. The NBA playoffs are in full swing, a …

Basketball

Scent as Storytelling: Adapting American Gods to Perfume

I got into Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – a perfume oil brand known for making scents inspired by fandoms – and <i>American Gods</i> – Neil Gaiman’s novel about …

Beauty

Virtual reality challenges production studios to evolve storytelling

Virtual reality is the next step in how people interact with computers. As computers touch everything people do these days, that’s an important …

Virtual Reality

How to Free Yourself Through the Power of Your Story.

Stories are for sharing. They can entertain us, they can give us chills down our spines, they can make us melt into a puddle of compassion. Stories …

Mind

Whose Short Story Is This? A 3-Step Process

In the previous posts, we discussed the inciting moment and the resulting goal. This week I want to talk about the character and the conflict that …

Self-improvement

45 Engaging Examples of Interactive Storytelling in Content Marketing

Engaging content encourages readers to spend more time on your site. Learn how other brands do it with more than 40 interactive content examples.

Content Marketing

The Real Residents of S-Town Reveal What They Thought of the Hit Podcast

Not everyone loved the hit new story from the Serial team.<p>S<i>-Town</i>, the hit podcast hosted by Brian Reed and created by the Serial producers, delves deep into the rural community of Woodstock, Alabama. What begins as a murder investigation commissioned by the eccentric and intelligent John B. …

South Africa

Examining the arc of 100,000 stories: a tidy analysis

I recently came across a great natural language dataset from Mark Riedel: 112,000 plots of stories downloaded from English language Wikipedia. This …

Writing

Stories in Games Aren't Problems, They're Solutions

Lots of video games have terrible stories, but that's no reason to give up telling them.<p><i>Above:</i> Kentucky Route Zero <i>screenshot courtesy of Cardboard Computer.</i><p>Yesterday, the world of games journalism and criticism blew up in response to an Atlantic article penned by the trickster-gadfly-academic Ian …

Mafia (Video Game)

DownBeat News

News The Latest From Around The Music World<p>Q&A with “Chasing Trane” Filmmaker John Scheinfeld<p><b>By Shannon J. Effinger</b>   I  Apr 25, 2017   11:43</i> …

Jazz

3 Examples of Instagram Stories Ads, and the Potential of Stories for Marketing

Instagram recently opened Stories ads to all users - here are some tips on how to make them work for your brand.

Marketing

Halo Developers Acknowledges Their Mistake On Storytelling Of Halo 5

While 343 Industries helped Creative Assembly with Halo Wars 2, their latest big game was Halo 5: Guardians. The reception was positive overall with …

Xbox One

'Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants' Author Ann Brashares on New Book 'The Whole Thing Together'

"I wanted to create two people who have a history together who don't know each other, I just like that idea of a setup."<p>Ann Brashares books are the kind that raise you, like your cool older sibling. Her bestselling debut novel <i>Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants</i> came out over 15 years ago, and even …

Publishing

What Remains of Edith Finch review: magical ode to the joy of storytelling

Indie studio Giant Sparrow conjures an adventure that blends exploration, reading, reality and fantasy into one innovative and beautiful experience<p>What Remains of Edith Finch is a game about storytelling and a masterclass in characterisation. Although it bears all the hallmarks of games like Gone …

Books

Tony Hale, Mara Wilson, and More on Storytelling in Social Media

Celebrities and storytellers hit the red—or rather, teal—carpet at New York City’s Playstation Theater April 23, coming together to celebrate the 9th …

Awards

Wilson’s Heart

The day we’ve all been waiting for has arrived—<i>Wilson’s Heart</i> is officially here! Drawing equal parts inspiration from classic monster movie horror …

Virtual Reality

'The Handmaid’s Tale' Is A Master Class On The Power Of Rebellion

"If Offred could do something," showrunner Bruce Miller said, "I should get off my ass and do something as well.”<p>In the third episode of Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale,” viewers are exposed to a quotidian site seldom shown on television: a shock of red, sitting plainly in the heroine’s underwear, …

Books

How storytelling ignites IT innovation at Lowe’s

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. -- Technology leaders are building innovation labs, digital accelerators and incubators to inject digital changes across their …

Innovation

What Remains of Edith Finch is the game equivalent of a haunting short story collection

In <i>What Remains of Edith Finch</i>, something as simple as swinging on a tree can become a tense experience. The game tells the story of a young woman named Edith Finch who is set about learning the history of her family in gruesome fashion — by exploring the stories of how they died. The result is the …

Gaming

1 Tip for Telling Better Stories in Theater

Tony-nominated scenic designer David Korins (“Hamilton”) conjured the glamorous world of makeup mavens in Broadway’s “War Paint,” starring stage …

Entertainment

Google Embraces WebVR With VR Film 'Tabel'

Back in January we covered Virtualeap’s international hackathon competition, which was designed to help bring much needed attention to the potential …

Virtual Reality

Colin Hanks on Dennis Rodman, storytelling and juggling acting with filmmaking

Known more for his acting ability, having starred in films such as <i>King Kong</i> and <i>Orange County</i> and made appearances on TV shows such as <i>Mad Men</i> and his …

Movies

'What Remains of Edith Finch' Review: A beautiful short story collection about death

After 20 years of me being lucky enough to not encounter it regularly, death has crept its way into my life recently. A grandparent, a couple of old …

Gaming Industry