Christy Dena’s Transmedia PhD is online
Let’s study, with objectivity and curiosity,
the mutation phenomenon of forms and values in the current world.
Let’s be conscious of the fact that although tomorrow’s world
does not have any chance to become more fair than any other,
it owns a chance that is linked to the destiny of the current art [...]
that of embodying, in their works some forms of new beauty,
which will be able to arise only from the meet of all the techniques.
(Francastel 1956, 274)
Translation by Regina Célia Pinto, emailed to the empyre mailing list,
Jan 2, 2004.
This is the epigraph that begins Christy Dena’s PhD thesis, available online. Christy is one the sharpest, most thoughtful, and yet still accessible thinkers on transmedia out there. I will be pouring over this document in the next few months. I am sure it will make me see things I hadn’t seen before.
I suspect that if you want to enter the discussion of transmedia, this is going to be a seminal text.