New (co-authored) journal article (as @ 2015)

Convergence - Fort Scratchley

Kerrigan, S., & Velikovsky, J. T. (2015). Examining Documentary Transmedia Narratives Through `The Living History of Fort Scratchley’ Project. Convergence (online, January 19, 2015). doi: 10.1177/1354856514567053


Non-fiction transmedia draws on the same definitions as fiction transmedia (PGA, 2010), which accepts without dispute the reference to ‘fictional story worlds’ (Jenkins, 2007; O’Flynn, 2012).

By drawing attention to this grammatical oversight, we will review non-fiction transmedia literature, highlight the success of Go Back to Where You Came From (O’Mahoney, Australia, 2011) and provide a detailed analysis of the production of the The Living History of Fort Scratchley project (DVD documentary, i-doc, website, booklet, 2004–2008) against Henry Jenkins’ seven transmedia principles (2009b).

This detailed analysis applies transmedia ‘fiction’ criteria to ‘non-fiction’, challenging transmedia’s explicit reference to fictional story universes.


As can be seen from the Abstract, this article in Convergence journal proposes a definition for non-fiction transmedia, one which seems to be missing from the literature, up to now.

The article was co-authored with one of my Ph.D. supervisors, Assoc. Prof. Dr Susan Kerrigan.




Velikovsky of Newcastle


Dr Joe T Velikovsky (Ph.D., Communication)

Information Scientist

Communication and Media Arts & Sciences Scholar

CCIRP Partner Investigator

BCE (Bio-Cultural Evolution) Creativity Scholar

Transmedia… guy

(…& Meme@play)


The above is (mostly, probably?) an Adapted Excerpt, from The StoryAlity PhD thesis / dissertation : “Communication, Creativity and Consilience in Cinema” (Velikovsky 02016).

It is presented here for the benefit of fellow creativity researchers

(including screenwriters, filmmakers, artists, and scientists).

For more, see https://aftrs.academia.edu/JTVelikovsky

JT Velikovsky is also a produced Feature Film Screensmith (screenwriter) & million-selling Transmedia writer-director-producer/screensmith.

He has been a professional Story Analyst for major filmovie studios, film funding organizations, and judge for the national writer’s & director’s guilds.

For even more (if you’ve not overdosed, yet) see his Transmedia Writology weblog:


(i heart consilience)

Some more on The Newcastle School of Creativity is included in this video:

On Memes as HOLON/partons (in just 19 minutes, or – it’s FREE ! )

P.S. – In case you ever wondered why I write the year as 02020, rather than 2020 – see:

The Long Now.


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