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We’re looking for a Social Editor for How We Get To Next – Is it you?

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Storythings is looking for a Social Editor to work with the editorial team on HowWeGetToNext.com. HWGTN is a cross platform project led by Steven Johnson, looking at the ideas and innovations that shape our world. The project has been running since Sept 2014, with the associated How We Got To Now TV series broadcast on PBS

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Why fandoms make a difference

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At Storythings we work a lot with clients to help them understand how we tell and share stories now. One of the key insights is about how we’re moving from an era of traditional media distribution to an era of social circulation, and how importance fandoms are to this new era. Fandom is changing the

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American Interior: 100 Unread Messages

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An odyssey into the American Wilderness with an Explorer, a Musician, and an iPad.

There’s something romantic about a hero in pursuit of an unattainable goal, chasing a myth or a dream – Percival Fawcett and El Dorado, Juan Ponce de León and the Fountain of Youth, Ed Wood and his cinematic masterpiece. Characters that charge ahead with an unwavering belief in their goal, no matter how unachievable, their passion

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Our Highlights of 2014: Great Talent, Long Stories, and ABC.

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It’s been a busy 2014 for Storythings, and we’ve been lucky enough to work on some fantastic projects with awesome people. This year we’ve been focusing on shifting the kinds of projects we do, away from one-off projects and on to longer projects that give us an opportunity to build loyal, returning audiences around great stories. We’ve

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Worknote #7

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2014 is kicking off as a busy one for all of us at Storythings. We were very excited to end 2013 by launching our Uneditions, our project with Unlimited Theatre and the Product Research Studio at Dundee University. Uneditions is a new platform for publishing play scripts on mobile devices, using light and sound cues

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Worknote #6

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Storythings is in New York again this week, attending the second Future of Storytelling conference, run by Charles Melcher at the beautiful Snug Harbor Cultural Center. Last year’s event was incredibly inspiring, and the line-up this year is just as good, with speakers including Kenyatta Cheese, Lisa Donovan from Maker Studios, Chris Milk and Alexis

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The Stacks, The Patterns & The Money

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Adam Westbrook commissioned Storythings’ Matt Locke to write an essay for the excellent Inside The Story. Thanks to Adam for the commission, and for allowing us to republish it here. The Stacks, The Patterns & The Money Why genre will drive the next stage of the content industries In his closing speech at the 2012

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Digital Shoreditch Talk – After the Like and After the Spike

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These notes are from a talk by Storythings’ Matt Locke at the Digital Shoreditch conference today. Thanks to Helen Bagnall from The Salon for the invitation to talk, and to Ogilvy Change for sponsoring the day Before starting Storythings, I worked for just over a decade in broadcasting, at the BBC and C4. As a

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Notes from my Shoreditch House talk

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Last week was the third in a series of lectures I’m doing at Shoreditch House on where ideas come from. The session was based around what happens inside the brain and what happens outside the brain to produce moments of insight. As usual the questions and conversations that took place after were really interesting. So

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Meet Storythings at SXSW

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When I asked Matt if he was going to SXSW he said that he has never fancied it. “But it’s like a Glastonbury for brainfood” I said. “Never liked Glastonbury” was his answer. SXSW is not everyone’s cup of tea. I get that. It’s huge. They sell too many tickets. The choice of sessions can

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