Jared Gardner


Media scholars, and especially for those of us working on transmedial narrative, invest heavily in the idea of media specificity. But what happens when we acknowledge that media itself is never a stable thing? This essay argues that as we continue our important inquiry into the phenomenon of transmedial storytelling we need open up both the category and the methods we use to study it, ultimately calling for a transdisciplinary laboratory approach to transmedial narrative, one that would allow us to understand the media in question as always- already in the process of becoming something radically different than we thought it was.