Cybertainment: Warhol Museum, artists network plan online classes

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The Andy Warhol Museum and artists network Tenlegs will offer a series of online courses devoted to Warhol and his work.

The first -- Warhol's Legacy in Contemporary Art -- will be taught by Felipe Castelblanco, a multidisciplinary artist who's also an educator at the Warhol.

The course will explore Warhol's role as a game-changer in the contemporary art world, his legacy in film and video, his role as an entrepreneur, and other topics.

The six-week class runs from Jan. 20 through March 2. The fee is $35 and the registration deadline is Jan. 19. Class size is limited to 30 people.

Registered participants will access the course through Tenlegs' online education platform.

Other Warhol courses will be offered throughout 2014.


A intriguing new creation from the National Film Board of Canada and multiplatform production company TOXA merges film, virtual game playing and social issues.

"Fort McMoney" is an interactive documentary game and film set in a virtual Canadian oil boom town. It's based on a real place -- the booming energy production center of Fort McMurray in Alberta.

"Fort McMoney" was created by author and documentarian David Dufresne, who wrote and co-directed the Web documentary "Prison Valley."

Players view the film and navigate through the scenes, interact with characters and gather information. They make choices and see what the outcome would be.

The game launched Monday and will run for four weeks, exploring different social, environmental and economic issues at play in the world of energy production.


It's hard to say a whole lot in 140 characters, but a new storytelling platform called AuthorBee is designed to change that.

It works within Twitter, creating a continuing storyline that people can follow through a series of tweets.

AuthorBee users can start their stories on Twitter and invite others to contribute to them, creating a collaborative storytelling venture.

There are commercial and creative applications: a business can build brand awareness and create new ways to use social media to connect to consumers. But people can also use it to spark a longer dialogue with others on Twitter. Some early samples: one AuthorBee user invited readers to help create a seven course meal that gets more disgusting with every entree. Another is building a list of the most memorable murders on "Breaking Bad."


Adrian McCoy: or 412-263-1865.

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