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The Cathedrals of the Mind Immersive and participatory stories          RedMagmaMedia         www.RedMagmaMedia.com       ...
For thousands of years, stories have been told using:Words        Sounds    Numbers     Images      Stones
One example of a story told using stones?
Hadrians Wall was a defensive fortification in Roman Britain.Its construction begun in AD 122, during the rule of emperor ...
We are the Romans, we are powerful, we have technology!               And we are here to stay!      What story the Hadrian...
To the “barbarians,” whose opinion was not a factor!This narrative was completely unidirectional and didnt mean to        ...
Another example of a story told using stones?
Casale Monferrato is a small town, in the Piedmont region in Italy, with      a typical medieval urban structure. Its roma...
The story of the church that was told using principally stones (walls, columns, dome and floor) but also words (sermons, s...
To the parishioners who, within its walls, became participants of its narrative. The cathedral was more than a story, it w...
The Hadrians Wall = Mass Media Narratives  The Cathedral = Transmedia Narratives
The Cathedrals of the Mind
Transmedia narratives are based on storyworlds in which our stories cancoexist with the fantasies, dreams, fears, and desi...
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  1. 1. The Cathedrals of the Mind Immersive and participatory stories RedMagmaMedia www.RedMagmaMedia.com Blog: Magos&Pioneros
  2. 2. For thousands of years, stories have been told using:Words Sounds Numbers Images Stones
  3. 3. One example of a story told using stones?
  4. 4. Hadrians Wall was a defensive fortification in Roman Britain.Its construction begun in AD 122, during the rule of emperor Hadrian. The Hadrians Wall
  5. 5. We are the Romans, we are powerful, we have technology! And we are here to stay! What story the Hadrians Wall told?
  6. 6. To the “barbarians,” whose opinion was not a factor!This narrative was completely unidirectional and didnt mean to engage the listeners. To whom the Hadrians Wall told that story?
  7. 7. Another example of a story told using stones?
  8. 8. Casale Monferrato is a small town, in the Piedmont region in Italy, with a typical medieval urban structure. Its romanesque cathedral was originally founded in 742 and rebuilt in1107. The Cathedral of Casale Monferrato
  9. 9. The story of the church that was told using principally stones (walls, columns, dome and floor) but also words (sermons, signs),numbers (hight and width of the naves), images (paintings, mosaics, frescoes and stained-glass windows), sound (organ, chorus and bells) and experiential elements (the smell of the incense and the wax). What story the Cathedral told? (This apply also to temples, mosques, sinagogues, etc)
  10. 10. To the parishioners who, within its walls, became participants of its narrative. The cathedral was more than a story, it was a complete storyworld where the narrative of the church would coexist with the fantasies, dreams, fears, and desires of the people who visited it. To whom the Cathedral told its story?
  11. 11. The Hadrians Wall = Mass Media Narratives The Cathedral = Transmedia Narratives
  12. 12. The Cathedrals of the Mind
  13. 13. Transmedia narratives are based on storyworlds in which our stories cancoexist with the fantasies, dreams, fears, and desires of the participants. They spread across multiple media and are participatory, game-like and immersive. The Cathedrals of the Mind

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