I came across Kickstarter at the Power to the Pixel 2010 event. One of the competitive entries – Socks, Inc. – had used Kickstarter to raise finance and, as of this posting, had managed to secure over $7,000 in funding this way from generous angel investors. Kickstarter has a nice and simple interface. Project creators… Read More»

Maureen McHugh – Power to the Pixel – Day 1

Maureen McHugh has been in the cross-media business for a long time and is a partner at ARG specialist, No Mimes Media. Her opening gambit at the Power to the Pixel event: Transmedia is an omnivorous artform. It is eating us all. And it is the future of what we do. I say this intentionally… Read More»

Thomas Hoegh – Power to the Pixel – Day 2

Thomas Hoegh gave the keynote address to the Pixel Pitch event at Power to the Pixel and with it some sober food for thought on the economic viability of Transmedia. His main concern was that we were in the midst of the birth of a new art form – one that still defies classification -… Read More»

Lance Weiler – Social Entertainment – Power to the Pixel – Day 1

Lance Weiler began his speech at Power to the Pixel optimistically, “Now is an amazing time to be a Storyteller.” And the reasons he gave had to do with the freedom he has achieved from divorcing himself from format and running times, and the excitement of collaborating with audiences in real time. But, of course,… Read More»

Creative Brilliance from the Hive Mind

There’s been a lot of buzz this week on Steven Johnson’s book, “Where do Good Ideas Come From?” In an interview he gave to the FT (click here for the podcast), he answers his own question: good ideas come from crowds; from networks. When people are around other minds in different fields with colliding ideas,… Read More»