We’re Transmodiologists!

On July 9, 2006 by Christy

Last night I was playing around with ologies (the study of something) and wondered what would denote research into entertainment that crosses media. I looked up a latin dictionary and found ‘trans’ (as in across, beyond, through etc) and after some looking, ‘modi’ (plural of modes, of mediums). And there it is, our beautiful field of research: Transmodiology. There are Narratologists (those that study narrative) and Ludologists (those that study games) and now there are Transmodiologists (those that study transmedia entertainment traversal across modes). That means everyone’s theories (Jenkins, Ruppel and so on) all go under this field. I’m very excited. I think it fits and I’m putting it in the paper I’m writing at the moment. What do you think?