On Today’s podcast, I am reunited with a dear friend and now, published author, Daniel Dw. In our 16-year friendship, we have bounced many creative ideas off of each other and the greatest fear was the thought of ever having to let one go. We’ve adopted the idea of creating “artistic boxes” to keep all of our ideas fresh and in the episode, we explore Daniel’s collection in a world of science fiction centered around a futuristic piece of software that is the nerve center for the Hive Transmedia Project. Propolis is the first novella in the series that well combine multiple artistic platforms to create a great escape! Wonder where this idea came from? Find out as we go “Inside The Writer’s Mind” with Daniel Dw. Stay Tuned!
Propolis is part one of the Hive ongoing series. Perhaps the first of its kind, this book is one part apocalyptic literature and one part interactive media. Through scannable QR codes, readers will have changing and evolving story enhancements in the form of soundtrack, video and real world interactive easter egg hunt.
In 2023, Hive (human interface for virtual evolution) is an augmented-reality technology that consolidates an individual’s devices and technology into a holographic visual display that is projected from their mind. Millions connect and become a collective consciousness, while The Disconnected are left in its wake; forced to adapt to a primitive lifestyle in the outskirts of Hive cities. Conflict is inevitable, however the reality behind Hive may be even stranger than anyone realized.
Propolis follows nine-year-old Samantha Plessis, as she witnesses her family opt-in to beta testing this new product to receive health insurance benefits to treat her immune disorder. Since her disease prevents her from connecting to Hive, she becomes gradually alienated by her family whose method of communication is now changing.
Hive is a science-fiction transmedia project told through a series of books, films, social media and real-world interactive events. This six-part novella series is the main narrative. The story takes place from the year 2023 to 2050.
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