Interview: Jay Bushman: “Social media storytelling is still in its infancy”

Posted: February 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

For producer of YouTube-based series The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, digital still has many stories to tell…

Dr. Pamela Rutledge‘s insight:

The human brain is unique in it’s ability to visualize, search for and create meaning from patterns and to project and anticipate future events to achieve meaning and closure.  The following quote from Bushman explains why this ability is key to good transmedia storytelling, providing the glue that keeps the audience in Flow: “The comic book theorist Scott McCloud famously wrote that in comic book, meaning is created in between the static panels.  I think Twitter (and a lot of social media) works largely in the same fashion – meaning is created in the spaces in between the tweetsIn the larger conversation.” 

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