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  • Future of Storytelling | Google’s New Chatbot
    a machine learning approach machine networks that approximate the neuron networks in the human brain Though imagined by researchers in the 1940s the complex system was inconceivable prior to the ever expanding computing power wielded by companies like Google Facebook and Microsoft today Through this system Google researchers Oriol Vinyals and Quoc Le programmed their bot to not only learn from human enquiries but also from an enormous collection of old movie dialogue The result is a pretty sassy but convincing conversation partner that will debate morality ethics and existential questions Human what is the purpose of life Machine to serve the greater good Human what is the purpose of living Machine to live forever Human what is the purpose of existence Machine to find out what happens when we get to the planet earth Human where are you now Machine i m in the middle of nowhere Human what is the purpose of dying Machine to have a life Human what is the purpose of being intelligent Machine to find out what it is Human what is the purpose of emotions Machine i don t know Vinyals and Le see the potential of a machine learning chatbot stretching much further than the limits of a handheld philosopher however In their research paper published to arXiv Vinyals and Le also tested the bot as a tech support service training it on old support calls to chat with hypothetical users about browser problems Its ability to learn while sourcing human conversations yields a surprisingly helpful and personal troubleshooter Whereas voice recognition technology might leave you screaming in frustration Google bot quickly and efficiently solves the problem even when the information you give isn t exact The potential of machine learning is endless researchers envision bots that can go so far as

    Original URL path: http://futureofstorytelling.org/googles-new-chatbot/ (2016-04-29)
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  • Future of Storytelling | Universe Within: Digital Lives in the Global Highrise
    highrise Created by open sourced programs and interactive web features along with traditional storytelling narratives Universe Within features several characters in pixelated forms against a backdrop depicting the stars and sky These protagonists your guides through the digital landscape are metaphorically set in their highrises built tall enough to imply that they can reach space Your guides ask pressing questions in our urban physically upwards and digital age How can I live my best life in this highrise Created by documentary filmmaker Katerina Cizek Universe Within is the latest project in her Emmy award winning multimedia collaborative documentary experiment Highrise Directed by Cizek and produced by Gerry Flahive and the National Film Board of Canada Highrise seeks to understand vertical living around the world As of yet they have produced a small handful of projects that tighten and shape the vision of Highrise to reinvent what it means to be an urban species and to use the documentary process not simply as means to document but more important as a means to drive social innovation Among these projects are the One Millionth Tower Out My Window A Short History of the Highrise which premiered on the NYTimes as an Op Doc a few months ago and most recently Universe Within Universe Within is not exclusively about the highrise rather it focuses specifically on how the places we inhabit inevitably shape our lives One guide asks you Do you ever wonder what it would be like to be trapped by the Internet your physical environment or your body Depending on which you choose you are flown to a specific country on the map where you watch a short documentary narrating the life of a stranger In one video you learn the story of a woman struggling with ALS in her apartment

    Original URL path: http://futureofstorytelling.org/universe-within-digital-lives-in-the-global-highrise/ (2016-04-29)
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  • Future of Storytelling | Shelter Me
    it The experience which takes place in a repurposed office building in Farrington London the former home of the Guardian and Observer pushes the boundaries of experiential technology driven theatre Not only does it invite its audience members to cruise in between rooms at their leisure or approach the performers at hand s reach but it also encourages digital interaction among guests At the beginning of the show everyone is randomly assigned a phone number of another person in the audience a buddy Your mission for the night apart from enjoying the incredible acrobatics is to find your counterpart But this is not the only way in which text messaging is incorporated into the show As the audience members explore the venue they receive messages instructing them where they should focus their attention or that provide clues about the performers identities We wanted to make a show about intimacy and the connections that were being made that came through the technological connections It seemed to make sense that in making the show we d want to use that same technology as tools to interact with the audience artist Nich Galzin told The Space Shelter me reminds us that technology does

    Original URL path: http://futureofstorytelling.org/shelter-me/ (2016-04-29)
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  • Future of Storytelling | Affectiva
    intelligence from social interactions El Kaliouby s concerns stem from the fact that children are spending increasing amounts of time with technology rather than with other kids What will happen when children grow up with technology that can t read or express emotion A UCLA study found that children who have regular access to PCs smartphones and TVs are significantly worse at reading human emotions Rather than going the way of the luddites El Kaliouby decided to make computers more emotionally intelligent She cofounded Affectiva in 2009 near Boston The company s scientists create tools like Affdex Affectiva s emotion engine that allow computers to read faces with extreme precision recognizing each facial muscle movement as a specific shift in emotion or thought It even registers the difference between a smirk and a smile or a sad frown and a look of pity With facial data collected from a webcam Affdex measures the user s level of joy disgust anger etc Affdex is capable of recognizing split second emotions that may not even register with the user Now back to the Cherry Garcia El Kaliouby s ultimate goal is to program this software into the technology that we interact with

    Original URL path: http://futureofstorytelling.org/affectiva/ (2016-04-29)
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  • Future of Storytelling | Weekly Roundup 7/2/15
    buying art as convenient as using an iPod and electrifying animated GIFs Big news for virtual reality Jaunt unveiled the Neo which they claim is the first professional grade camera built from the ground up for virtual reality While we re used to seeing clusters of GoPros clumsily strung together around plastic spheres virtual reality filmmaking may be about to get a whole lot sleeker with the release of professional hardware tools The camera boasts large sensors which are optimal for the low light environments VR films are shot in and shutter synchronization which helps to prevent tearing in the panoramic images This startup seeks to be the iTunes of Art Depict s business model is simple they sell Frame a furnished digital display for you to hang up in your living room They also plan to open a digital marketplace Depict Cloud which will serve users with new artwork on demand User noise filter has been garnering praise on Reddit for his NBA finals GIFS which show professional basketball players going Super Saiyan Dragon Ball Z style after heroic moments on the court This week he decided to switch it up giving us some ThrowbackThursday material with his rendition

    Original URL path: http://futureofstorytelling.org/weekly-roundup-7215/ (2016-04-29)
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  • Future of Storytelling | Her Story
    suspect s testimony Her Story the new crime fiction game from Sam Barlow the creator behind Silent Hill Shattered Memories and Aisle will let you find that out All you have at your disposal is access to a police database full of short clips ranging from five seconds to two minutes They span over seven interviews conducted with a woman interrogated about her missing husband Has she killed him In order to find out you have to type keywords into the database search engine and look for clues in the woman s testimony Not so fast though only the first five results can be displayed leaving you thinking hard about the new avenues An in game application can help you track the number of videos you ve seen but there is no option of sorting the clips chronologically or grouping the snippets from the same interview In that sense every user s experience is different some will find key information within the first couple of clicks some will have to wait until the very end The use of live action footage as well as Viva Seifert s performance undoubtedly add another dimension to the game Seifert s body language is

    Original URL path: http://futureofstorytelling.org/her-story/ (2016-04-29)
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  • Future of Storytelling | The Inheritance
    Intrigued by state sanctioned history The Inheritance grapples with Huang s family s struggle through various forms of new media turning memories into moving visual sculptures The performance combines real time motion capture 3 D projection 3 D printing and 3 D interactive visuals with storytelling dance and historical architecture The animations show the range of Huang s story from DNA strands and doubled limbs to houses walking with metal crab legs and babies floating through the theater Even the technology Huang uses has meaning beyond practical need as much of the formats used in The Inheritance originate from World War II For instance the technology of motion capture was first used by the US Army on combat helicopters for gunners to control chain guns with just the movements of their heads The Inheritance was sponsored by the Crossover Fund between Digital and Visual Art from the National Taiwan Fine Art Museum produced by You Chiou Chen of White Egret Foundation and choreographed Le Gend Lin of Legend Lin Dance Theatre Originally shown at the former location of Taiwan s Air Force headquarters in 2014 Huang s Storynest team was recently invited to perform at UNITE the three day developer

    Original URL path: http://futureofstorytelling.org/the-inheritance/ (2016-04-29)
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  • Future of Storytelling | The Connected Series
    get free rein over commissioned work Most big brand names aren t willing to risk it If they are going to pay for top of the line content they want their names all over it Samsung and Vimeo decided to take a different approach by collaborating on The Connected Series The series is a collection of ten short films on the subject of humanity s connection with technology and innovation Vimeo staff curated the list of filmmakers for Samsung through the Vimeo Brand Creative Fund The handpicked filmmakers are Celia Rowlson Hall Paul Trillo AFOG Productions Larry Cohen Matty Brown Variable Kogonada Bradley Munkowitz Oh Yeah Wow Caviar Greg Brunkalla and Drew Christie Samsung decided to give the filmmakers domain over the creative process At the beginning of the series first look video Celia Rowlson Hall says Anything I wanted to pitch I could Later on Bradley Munkowitz added This project felt like a passion project from the beginning everything that I love as an artist I weaved into this story into this film The first four videos have launched on the Connected series Tumblr and the filmmakers Vimeo pages Watch a burglar have a change of heart and make

    Original URL path: http://futureofstorytelling.org/the-connected-series/ (2016-04-29)
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