Transmedia is a difficult term these days – I’m still not quite sure I know what it means, despite making a load of projects that seem to fall under that umbrella. What is emerging under the label is a set of tools that are really useful in engaging fans. ARG’s for example, developed as an entirely internet-native form of narrative. Super-hard puzzles that only four people in the world can solve don’t seem that fun to me, but the idea of stories that talk back to you and show how you changed them really does work.
(This post is part of an occasional series about books on the Hide&Seek bookshelves and why we have them.)
The Art of Eating is a collection of food writing by MFK Fisher. It’s really lovely – Fisher was one of the twentieth century’s best food writers, and The Art of Eating is a great collection. It has recipes, and essays, and advice, and history, and little snippets of stories, and then some more recipes, everything from rationing-era tomato-soup cake to hare pate.
It’s on the shelves because… well, here are some of the things that you need to do when you write up the rules for a game: