project AJAX

Using Transmedia To Heal Old Wounds

on Monday, Jun. 17th

I had the pleasure of meeting Mahyad Tousi at this year's Transmedia Hollywood. There Tousi shared the work his company BoomGen Studios (@BoomGenStudios) is doing with a property called AJAX, which is an exploration of the 1953 coup d’etat in Iran which overthrew the democratically elected government and restored the monarchy.

In this TEDx talk Tousi speaks to the power of a transmedia approach to exploring history. AJAX uses graphic novels, internet archives, and game theory to offer multiple ways into the material. Tousi isn't just making a pitch for his company and story here, but for the power of the approach to better serve the teaching of history and use storytelling as a way of healing cultural wounds.

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