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August 2018 Issue


Team Highlights

Memoride: IBM & MaRS Partnership
Transmedia Zone team, Memoride has been accepted to IBM's Innovation Hub and MaRS Venture; two high profile incubators in artificial intelligence and machine learning. Learn more about Memoride here
Successful Transmedia Zone Grads
Ten Transmedia Zone members defended and presented their theses at the Master of Digital Media showcase. A special congratulations to our Associate, Yanjun Li, whose guidebook to live-streaming news has been purchased by Chinese news broadcaster, PearVideo
The Discourse - Award Nominee
Transmedia Zone collaborator, The Discourse nominated for 2018 Online Journalism Awards finalist in the Feature, Small Newsroom category. 

Past Events

Digital Showcase

We celebrated the progress of each of our 20 teams. Highlights included Cherrydale's second season release, film production completed for Blackout and Kariakoo, prototypes built for LUCID and Buskerhat, and the premiere of Contraverse's VR theatre. 


We were excited to host 16 experts including industry representatives, researches and creators who shared their insights as part of our Future of Television Salon. We look forward to sharing the results in a white paper later this fall. 

Our Community

Highlights from
Rough Draft

The Flow of A Virtual Reality Cinema by Marisa Tassone
Full Article

"In essence, a smoother experience outside of the headset translates into a more immersive experience inside the headset." 



Upcoming Events

Sept. 27: All-Star Showcase
Sept. 12: Application Deadline: Team
Sept. 17: Application Deadline: Interns & Associates
Sept. 25: Fall Orientation
October: Children's Media Salon 


Industry Trends & News


VR Art Exhibitions at Smithsonian

The Smithsonian museum has partnered with Intel and Linden Life to create a virtual tour of its current exhibition "No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man" connecting audiences around the world in real time with the stories behind the pieces in an interactive environment. 
Read here.

BuzzFeed Journalists on Netflix

Is the future of journalism featuring reporters as the stars of the action? BuzzFeed and Netflix have teamed up to release "Follow This" a short form documenatry series following stories by BuzzFeed Canada's Scaachi Koul, senior national correspondent John Stanton, and senior culture writer Bim Adewunmi.   Read here.



Recommended Reading : Marketing & Advertising

Get great advice and practical tips about marketing and advertising in Terry O'Reilly's new book "This I Know." If you're short on time check out the article below for quick tips. 
Read More 
Seth Godin's Startup School

Free podcast with Seth Godin, author and business executive. Listen as he guide 30 entrepeneurs through a workshop providing practical excercises to build and grow a start-up business. 
Listen Now
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