Friday, July 19, 2013

Is "Forty Days of Dating" the New Soap Format?

Just happened upon this really interesting project. The web design is compelling, but what really strikes me is the transition of the medium to the web: this is essentially a drama (soap opera) played out over time, and then formatted into a compelling story and released over time. Really interesting format to generate interest.

FYI, there is some PG-13+ language used in some parts of the dialog.

The content may not be representative of what we'll be watching in the future, but the format may be.

Take a gander; then come back here and let me know your thoughts.

Reminds me of Jason Merkoski's questions about the future of reading. Here we have a story, based on real experiences, that is primarily in written form, but played out over time. The authors are the actors (though they're not really acting), as well as the designers.

Is design skill the new essential for authors? Me thinks there is a change in the wind.

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