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2014-03-26 03:05:47

Iowa State University Children who repeatedly play violent video games are learning thought patterns that will stick with them and influence behaviors as they grow older, according to a new study by Iowa State University researchers. The effect is the same regardless of age, gender or culture. Douglas Gentile, an associate professor of psychology and lead author of the study published in JAMA Pediatrics, says it is really no different than learning math or to play the piano. “If you...

2014-02-19 23:22:44

Weeklong transmedia and technology conference, FilmGate Interactive, showcases latest ideas in modern storytelling through a host of experiential and immersive events. Miami, FL (PRWEB) February 19, 2014 The weeklong transmedia conference, FilmGate Interactive, kicked off February 1st through February 5, 2014, at various South Florida locations, with a host of experiential and interactive events to entertain and showcase the latest ideas in modern storytelling using emerging technologies...

2013-12-12 12:23:24

Pubsoft powers Transmedia Story Stream, an innovative narrative social game platform for authors and consumers HOUSTON, Dec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- What do you get when you mix narrative and social video game mechanics with a streaming service? The future of storytelling! Transmedia Story Stream is a revolutionary new platform that allows storytellers to create story worlds that can include written word (READ), video (WATCH), audio (LISTEN), casual games (PLAY), and live...

2013-11-12 08:31:02

BOCA RATON, Fla., Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Richie Catilus has threaded TransMedia Group's Public Relations into his future as the PR firm plans to promote his brand of clothing along with his company, Change Catalyst. TransMedia Group said it will expand on Catilus designs as a proponent of positive change, and use Catilus's own story of how he embraced change himself by switching studying filmmaking to fashion designing. TransMedia publicity will highlight Catilus' belief...

2013-10-15 12:27:24

"It's the story people remember, the reason they love a movie. Zach Friend, something of a genius, figured out that's not just true about our favorite movies it's true about everything anyone wants to tell you -- or sell you." -- Chris Mathews, Host of MSNBC's Hardball SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Oct. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Have you ever wondered why college professors unsuccessfully communicate with statistics and facts while pre-school teachers captivate through stories? How is it that everyone...

Violent Video Games Do Not Lead To Violent Lifestyle
2013-08-26 13:12:23

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study found that teens who play violent video games are not likely to become more violent or partake in anti-social behavior. The study, which was led by Christopher Ferguson of Stetson University and independent researcher Cheryl Olson, found that games such as Grand Theft Auto and Halo do not trigger teenagers with symptoms of depression or attention deficit disorder (ADD) to become more aggressive. The researchers found...

2013-08-05 08:04:09

A person playing a first-person shooter video game like Halo or Unreal Tournament must make decisions quickly. That fast-paced decision-making, it turns out, boosts the player's visual skills but comes at a cost, according to new research: reducing the person's ability to inhibit impulsive behavior. This reduction in what is called "proactive executive control" appears to be yet another way that violent video games can increase aggressive behavior. "We believe that any game that requires...

2013-06-25 20:21:33

Award-Winning Actress Glenn Close Presents the Award NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES, June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Women's Forum of New York honored Paley Center President & CEO Pat Mitchell at The 3rd Annual Elly Awards Luncheon benefitting The Education Fund of the Women's Forum today at The Plaza Hotel in New York City. The awards, named for the Women's Forum founder Elinor Guggenheimer, honor outstanding women leaders. The Elly Award Recipients: Maria Cuomo...

2013-06-12 23:27:38

“The future of history lies at the intersection of storytelling, education, and interactive media”, says BoomGen CEO Mahyad Tousi in the video just released on May 28th from TEDx London Business School. Brooklyn, NY (PRWEB) June 11, 2013 View the TEDx talk here: http://ow.ly/lTmnl Since becoming a dad four months ago, one would think that BoomGen founder and CEO, Mahyad Tousi, would be fixated on the future. Instead, more than ever he is dwelling on the past. That´s...

2013-06-10 12:24:18

Findings of Study, from Council for Research Excellence, to be Presented at Advertising Research Foundation Conference NEW YORK, June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers' interaction with social media in relation to their television viewing is relatively modest compared to other forms of communication and lags behind other online media, TV promotions and, especially, offline communication, according to a new study. Only 12% of respondents use social media one or more times per day...