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Author Archives: Kat Schroeder

About Kat Schroeder

Kat is part of Cohort 11 in the MCDM. Her particular interests are technology in everyday life (especially parenting), and multimedia storytelling.

MCDM Connect: Be there!

Hi everyone–it’s been a long time since I’ve posted my last Viral Video! Since then, I’ve become a part of the MCDM Fellows, which is a pretty awesome group of alums who are charged with making the world a better … Continue reading


Interview with Transmedia Author: Andrea Phillips

Last week, I reviewed A Creator’s Guide to Transmedia Storytelling, by Andrea Phillips. As part of the deal, I had a lovely online chat with Ms. Phillips. We talked for the better part of an hour, and she proved to be … Continue reading


Viral Video of the Week–Traditional cute kittens

Hello! This week, I decided to just go with the straight-up traditional adorable kitties. My son made the “squeeeeeee!!!!” sound when we loaded up this video (he’s 11). In fact, he wants them. And now is suggesting that we need … Continue reading


Viral Video of the Week–Goodbye London

I would say that “it’s that time again,” but actually it’s not. Because apparently to me, “summer” means “I have no concept of what freaking day of the week it is.” In fact, I’m often out of the loop on … Continue reading


Book Review: A Creator’s Guide to Transmedia Storytelling

A Creator’s Guide to Transmedia Storytelling, by Andrea Phillips. 2012, McGraw Hill. ISBN 978-0-07-179152-6. $28 hardback. When the Flip editors got an email about Andrea Phillips’s new book on transmedia, they immediately thought of me. Because I’m kind of crazy … Continue reading


The Joys of Virality

Oh Gotye, how I loved thee… Like pretty much everyone else in the US, I fell in love with the Gotye song “Somebody I Used to Know.” It was so new, so different. And then suddenly, it was everywhere. The … Continue reading


Viral Video of the Week–Piano Lesson

Well, it isn’t exactly a lesson, per se, but once you’ve watched it, you’ll feel like you’ve been schooled. This video is pretty damned awesome. Not much else can be said about it other than that it’s gotten 1.4 million views … Continue reading


Viral Video of the Week–Conversation with myself

So now that it’s summer, I keep forgetting what day of the week it is… oops. At least I didn’t miss Friday entirely. And good thing, too, because this week’s video is freaking awesome. It’s also hugely popular, racking up … Continue reading


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