This workshop aims to connect content creators, scholars and technologists which all have a different take on transmedia to unwrap together the complexity of these systems. Specifically, the workshop aims to collect contributions about the analysis of different aspects of authorial work and reader experience of transmedia, and of the technological infrastructure enabling the full life-cycle of transmedia. Furthermore, we wish to jointly define a common research agenda of key issues, methodologies and vision of what is transmedia today as emerging from the dynamic evolution of digital technologies and thus establishing a cross-disciplinary community.
In this view, this first edition of the Transmedia: Beyond Definitions workshop welcomes analysis papers about existing transmedia systems and foundational papers about issues, approaches and ideas about transmedia. As a starting point, we suggest the adoption of the transmedia definition given by Henry Jenkins in “Transmedia Storytelling 101” (http://henryjenkins.org/blog/2007/03/transmedia_storytelling_101.html) and in “Transmedia 202: Further Reflections” (http://henryjenkins.org/blog/2011/08/defining_transmedia_further_re.html), and an example of analysis of a complex transmedia system, “Circuits, Cycles, Configurations: an Interaction Model of Web Comics” recently presented at UCIDS 2020 (https://icids2020.bournemouth.ac.uk/).
All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference. The following paper categories are welcome:
Abstract registration deadline: 19 February 2021
Full paper submission deadline: 26 February 2021
Acceptance decision: 10 March 2021
Please submit your paper through this Easychair link: https://easychair.org/cfp/TBD2021
Please use the CEUR 1-column template from http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-XXX/CEURART.zip for your submission.
Contributors will be invited to join the programme committee and to peer-review contributions.
TBP2021 proceedings will be published in CEUR-WS.org
The conference will be held remotely on Teams
All questions about submissions should be emailed to Alessio Antonini (email@example.com), Francesca Benatti (firstname.lastname@example.org) and/or Sam Brooker (email@example.com)
Digital Humanities at The Open University Research Collaboration (DH_OU)