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from February 14, 2007 to December 9, 2006

The expression "alternate reality games" refers to a type of game that overlaps the game world with reality, by utilizing real world media, in order to deliver an interactive narrative experience to the players. Over the past years, alternate reality games have captured the imagination of ... read more

Robin Good - February 14, 2007

The audience has left the seats and it won't be told to sit back down again - armed with the tools of easy online video publishing, new media audiences are giving new fuel ad interest to fast growing area of consumer generated video. The explosion of ... read more

Robin Good - January 31, 2007

Every week it seems to become a little bit easier to get involved in multimedia content delivery and syndication - whether through sharing videos using Youtube, photos through Flickr, or your thoughts using popular blogging platforms. The ability to upload, embed and easily share media content ... read more

Michael Pick - January 30, 2007

The expression "digital divide" refers to the existing gap between those who can use new digital technologies and those who can’t. This is a key issue of today’s society, since it also provokes a distinction between those who can access certain information and those who are ... read more

Michael Pick - January 27, 2007

ARGs excel at providing a rich and rewarding cross-media experience to players, usually with a uniquely strong story and enthralling gameplay. Their creators rarely have problems coming up with ideas and content, but a frequent early problem is that of how to secure income to support ... read more

The IGDA Alternate Reality Games SIG - IGDA - January 26, 2007

It is now easier than ever to sell your pictures online, regardless of whether you are a professional photographer, or an everyday person armed with your camera-phone. In fact, the latter is increasingly desirable in the fast-paced, wait-for-no-man world of news content. Citizen journalists have already ... read more

Michael Pick - January 23, 2007

Looking for the latest and most interesting tools and services to use with your new mobile phone? In this issue of Robin Good's Sharewood Picnic the spotlight is on mobile services and tools and I am happy to bring to you the very best we found ... read more

Livia Iacolare and Robin Good - January 21, 2007

In the first part of this paper we provided an introduction to Alternate Reality Games, whereas in the second part we covered a large variety of games within ARG. This section addresses the specific details and design choices faced when developing an ARG. There are a ... read more

The IGDA Alternate Reality Games SIG - IGDA - January 12, 2007

Socialtext Unplugged is leading the way in adding a whole new level of flexibility to the world of web-based applications, by pioneering ways in which you will be able to work seamlessly with your favourite web apps even when you are not Internet-connected. Only a few ... read more

Robin Good and Michael Pick - January 11, 2007

Personal productity tools and online services are increasingly taken over physical consumer electronic tools and downloadable utilities. Nonetheless there will always be space for the latter two, it is indeed an outstanding fact that with the advent of what is being labelled Web 2.0, the number ... read more

Robin Good - January 5, 2007

Social media defined the last year of developments across the web, with social bookmarking, news, networks and community blogging rising into the ascendant. The web has transformed itself, moving forward from one-way, static communication into a sphere dominated by democratic, peer-driven content unfolding in a ... read more

Michael Pick - January 4, 2007

Alternate Reality Games: Genres And Categories - Originally funded and developed by independent game-makers, the popularity of the Alternate Reality Gaming genre (ARG) has grown in a way that lends itself to a further breakdown into several sub-genres. In the first part of this research we ... read more

The IGDA Alternate Reality Games SIG - IGDA - January 3, 2007

2006 proved itself to be the year of online video, and as the medium has evolved more and more free online resources have become readily available for those willing to look for them. As universities get wise to the Open Courseware concept, and independent video producers ... read more

Michael Pick - December 29, 2006

Phone calls forwarder lets you receive calls from the Web by forwarding them to your real phone number Phone calling widget enables your site visitors to call you through their web browser Status displayer for VoIP and IM lets you show your online presence status on different networks Whiteboarding ... read more

Livia Iacolare and Robin Good - December 24, 2006

What is an ARG? What if reality were different? What if you suddenly discovered not just different customs but different rules, different rewards, wholly different aspirations - a reality in which everyday occurences were not exactly what you thought, in which certain activities suddenly took on ... read more

The IGDA Alternate Reality Games SIG - IGDA - December 22, 2006

VoIP tools allow you to make cheap international calls from your computer Web presentation service lets you upload presentations and edit them within your browser Mobile instant messaging service lets you access all major IM networks from your mobile phone Web word processor allows you to edit documents online ... read more

Livia Iacolare and Robin Good - December 17, 2006

"During the last few years, new forms of content generation and organisation on the World Wide Web have emerged. Services such as blogs, wikis and podcasting give users the opportunity to become authors and to express themselves. For the first time, even users lacking the knowledge ... read more

Josef Kolbitsch and Hermann Maurer - Journal of Universal Computer Science - December 15, 2006

The Read/Write culture of the remix and mash up are reshaping the web as we know it. But both continue to be threatened by those who would maintain an economic choke-hold on creativity. For while smart start-ups and media producers are backing the new wave of ... read more


Looking for how to create your own video channel online or for how to access your favourite video clips through your mobile phone? Want to know how to reach all of the major instant messaging networks from your mobile phone? Here is Robin Good's weekly collection ... read more

Livia Iacolare and Robin Good - December 10, 2006

Social networks and a whole new kind of social services are the heart of the deep transformational changes the web is going through. Social factors play an ever increasing important role within media and the ability to cooperate, collaborate and coordinate ideas, projects and complex work ... read more

Josef Kolbitsch and Hermann Maurer - Journal of Universal Computer Science - December 9, 2006

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