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  • Future of Storytelling | An Interview with Eli Horowitz
    if these new forms are going to have any real legs they ve got to be able to tell all kinds of stories not just one particular Philip K Dick spin off story So it was a very conscious decision to do a story that was goofy and very low tech this would mean no technology to speak of in that world What s there is pretty crummy and makeshift It s the kind of story I liked as a kid a rag tag band of misfits attempting a caper So I was trying to add in those classic elements and then of course along the way it just gets weird I can t really explain how that happened I made an outline that felt to me very rational but then it got all pickle centric VS You don t know where the pickles came from EH No I consider myself more of an editor than a writer fundamentally and so I m good at conceiving of the project and structuring it in advance and I m good at proofing it after the fact That middle portion I m still learning how to do So I outlined this thing in a pretty detailed way and then when I tried to write it I was just filling out an outline I was just checking off boxes So the initial draft was very short and kind of flat and it didn t have any pickles in it And then I realized I needed more life and more color and more detail and it just happened bit by bit I would grasp at straws and then you know pickles are very versatile A lot of different things can be pickled You can use brine or vinegar So it stumbled out from there VS It must have been an interesting process to conceptualize this story as both a book and an app What was that like EH It was very much a back and forth in the same way that The Silent History was I had given a general shape to it in advance I wanted it to be multi perspective and unfold over a short number of days But then I find there s this constant back and forth between the shape and the story the form and the content which is something we re able to do because it s such a small team It s just me and this guy Russell Quinn who built the app all by himself It wasn t like this whole story was written and delivered to some development team who built the thing according to a set of specs It was a very collaborative process So it really changed a lot I think at the beginning we had one idea of what we were accomplishing and then bit by bit it became something quite different But because it was a fluid process we were allowed to discover it along the way VS Did you learn anything

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  • Future of Storytelling | The Weekly Roundup: Pixar, the Muppets and Abjection
    Henson s puppets will be migrating to The Museum of the Moving Image The permanent exhibition will house a selection from the museum s collection of five hundred objects related to Henson s career from the actual puppets to storyboards design material and memorabilia The show will also feature interactive experiences to allow visitors to dive into Henson s creative process A mobile arm of the exhibition will begin operation later in 2016 in addition to educational programs family workshops and film screenings This month Cooper Hewitt introduced its year long exhibition Pixar The Design of Story Replete with concept art paintings and sculpture the exhibition will focus on the design process behind producing such major blockbuster films as Wall E and Brave to coincide with the museum s mission to educate people with design The exhibition which opened on October 8 will continue into August of next year If the abject perversion of whimsical pop culture icons and characters is more up your alley then skip Pixar and the Muppets and head on over to The New Museum which recently rolled out its Jim Shaw Retrospective Jim Shaw The End is Here The End is Here presents some of

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  • Future of Storytelling | Weekly Roundup 9/18
    engineer Maddy Maxey According to Posen the resulting garment evokes Los Angeles after dark Besides creating a beautiful dress Made with Code aims to inspire girls and women to learn to code and to learn more about computer science a field notorious for excluding women While Posen is bringing tech to the runway London based designer Gareth Pugh has forgone any traditional means of showcasing his work whatsoever in favor of an immersive multimedia fashion experience For his show on September 4 he transformed Pier 36 into a series of chambers that included modern dance performances three interactive films and even a tornado According to Pugh the installation was based on British folklore It s very much about the seasons paganism and referencing gods of the harvest and gods of the sea On Monday Twitter premiered their new Twitter Halo at longtime partner Tommy Hilfiger s show The Twitter Halo is a multi camera device that captures 360 degree videos to be shared in real time on Twitter The device allows viewers to look at the clothes from all angles just by scrolling through the brand s Twitter feed Indeed fashion and social media go hand in hand and Fashion

    Original URL path: http://futureofstorytelling.org/weekly-roundup-918/ (2016-04-29)
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  • Future of Storytelling | D.R.E.A.M.H.O.U.S.E.
    referred to as the Casa Blanca for many became a symbol of government corruption The group Vngravity explores the topic of illicit luxury in a new online art installation that shows the house in all its extravagance white marble sports cars and rolling lawns Titled D R E A M H O U S E the installation gives viewers a 3D perspective on the mansion sprinkled with a collection of artifacts that lend the piece a surreal atmosphere A mottled sports car rests in the center of the lawn Money spouts from multiple images of Nieto s head on the roof Songs like 50 Cent s P I M P and Gucci Mane s El Chapo blare in the background contributing to the sense of satire Salvador Loza one of the installation s artists describes his inspiration for the piece to The Creator s Project One day while looking at pictures of the house I noticed that it looked a lot like a contemporary art museum one of those white boxes we liked to mock so I started to imagine what it would be like to have an exhibit in there Of course an open exhibit in the first lady

    Original URL path: http://futureofstorytelling.org/d-r-e-a-m-h-o-u-s-e/ (2016-04-29)
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  • Future of Storytelling | The Weekly Roundup 9/04
    a cat s eye street view map Have you ever wondered what a conversation between two people might smell like Or if I love you really smells of roses Osmothèque an interactive laboratory that translates whatsapp messages into smells may just have the answer Using four olfactory families floral spicy woody and citrus the artists evaluate the adjectives and emotions transmitted through the messages and create corresponding fragrances Offering someone a bottle of perfume may have just gained a whole new meaning Google funded startup Magic Leap which is currently working on an augmented reality headset has filled a patent for augmented reality contact lenses This potentially world changing product would enable us to see a 3D overlay placed on top of our view of the real world Given the limited information available no one knows how exactly the project would work but if it proves successful AR contact lenses could change the way we perceive the world around us Speaking of augmented reality New York based fashionistas just gained an unprecedented opportunity to transcend the next season s trends and take their wardrobes into the future Blatosphere Digital Art Becomes 3D Fashion an exhibition at The Gallery at Ace Hotel New York features physical garments that have been encoded with augmented reality questioning our traditional notions of fashion The garments will be available for purchase starting September 13 through the end of the month at the New Museum Store Lastly we have a project for those who always wanted to know what a city looks like from a cat s perspective but were too shy to crawl down the street to find out Hiroshima prefecture released the first cat s eye street map which allows users to explore Onomichi a port town about 45 miles east of Hiroshima city

    Original URL path: http://futureofstorytelling.org/the-weekly-roundup-904/ (2016-04-29)
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  • Future of Storytelling | VAN Beethoven
    be touring the streets of Los Angeles from September 11 until October 18 is equipped with carpet and seating from Walt Disney Concert Hall and an Oculus headset giving Angelenos a unique opportunity to experience the first minutes of the famous Symphony No 5 led by Gustavo Dudamel in a fully immersive environment This 360 degree experience produced by interactive agency Secret Location is further enhanced by a soundtrack that adapts to the viewer s perspective Mirroring the acoustics of the venue the sonic experience shifts subtly depending on the viewer s position providing yet another level of immersion Music is a beautiful symbol of unity and it is very important to share the joy of music with people from all walks of life and from the many different communities in Los Angeles and beyond LA Phil s Artistic Director and conductor Gustavo Dudamel said in a statement I have often said music is a fundamental human right and using this technology helps us to make this mission even stronger he added The truck will stop at various venues around Los Angeles including parks museums and cultural centers The full schedule can be found at LAPhil com VANBeethoven Beginning this

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  • Future of Storytelling | Transforming the back alleys of the internet into an immersive arcade
    what comes a gruff voice from the other end of the Internet Pulling off this experience was no easy feat Collaborating with Red House Mysteries a creative group that designs escape room challenges Realm painted nerf guns as assault rifles made up locals as zombies and decked out one cosplayer s space marine costume with a massive demon mask And while the superficial features of the project created a fantastically immersive experience it ultimately came down to a seriously impressive amount of computing power and innovative technological solutions to pull it all off Watching the behind the scenes video is almost as fascinating as the end product itself Creative Director David Reynolds speaks quickly with his hands jumping about and building a sense of creative energy and excitement as he explains the first person POV during the spare minutes of production The process is more like a baton relay than a simple live feed Reynolds shows off a motorcycle helmet mounted Go Pro which sends HDMI to be converted and streamed by a box mounted to the forehead The box converter then streams the video out to a wireless router which is get this attached to the back of a zombie running thirty feet behind the hero before finally making its way up to the control room in the church The nerve center as they call it looks like a NASA command center You can barely count the number of screens on one hand With an interface overlay live mic for the hero s voice and a soundboard of almost fifty sounds the game all comes together when the final screen in the room logs into Chatroulette This is the best place to be Reynolds says sitting in front of the computer because you get to see everything coming together

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  • Future of Storytelling | The Weekly Roundup
    You can now shark dive trek through the Redwoods freeboard in San Francisco or watch the sunset on the Pacific Virtual reality has the power to immerse fans in the action and we look forward to telling stories in this new space like never before Conal Byrne Senior Vice President of Digital Media Discovery Communications said in a statement There are nine videos currently available with plans to unveil more in the coming weeks MTV has partnered with IM360 for the VMA s first live 360 degree broadcasting of the pre show red carpet Available on multiple platforms optimized for web mobile and tablets the streaming content will be accessible to viewers in 360 degree real time The network also plans to place VR cameras inside the event space so fans can watch behind the scenes footage Zero Latency is an epic free roam multiplayer virtual reality laser tag game Featuring motion tracking and a custom built backpack carrying an Alienware PC attached to meter long rifle the game allows players wearing DK2s to roam in teams or on their own in an empty warehouse in Melbourne The warehouse is outfitted with 128 cameras that are built to track up

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