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  • Future of Storytelling | Sway Influencer Hangout
    2015 FoST 2014 FoST 2013 FoST 2012 Job Opportunities Contact Sway Influencer Hangout By Claire Kowal on April 15 2015 Share Sway is a new storytelling platform from Microsoft that allows creators to express their ideas in an entirely new way The app offers a cloud based solution that mixes different media to create a beautifully designed responsive website that can be shared anywhere During the 2014 Future of Storytelling conference we hosted a workshop for attendees to try out Sway and learn about the 10 Tenets for Telling Interactive Stories Online The workshop was lead by the award winning Documentarian Elaine Sheldon McMillion creator of the interactive doc Hollow FoST also organized an early adopter program after the summit bringing together a small inner circle of marketers educators and entrepreneurs to explore the best use cases for engaging audiences with Sway Join us for our Sway Influencer Google Hangout on Wednesday April 15th at 12 30 p m EST as David Alexander the product marketing manager for Sway joins FoST Founder Charlie Melcher to discuss the SwayFoST2015 initiative and show off some of the best case studies developed by our group of early adopters The Conversation 0 Join the

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  • Future of Storytelling | The Building Blocks of Story
    Delaney has led workshops based on these four key points including one at the 2014 FoST summit By paring down stories and taking a look at their core elements it s possible to build a checklist of tenets around which to build stories and brands Join us for our next Google Hangout on Wednesday April 8th at 12 30 p m EST as Bryan joins FoST Founder Charlie Melcher to

    Original URL path: http://futureofstorytelling.org/the-building-blocks-of-story/ (2016-04-29)
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  • Future of Storytelling | Weekly Roundup 3/27/15
    with a nurse ushering participants into a wheelchair and helping them put on their VR headset Viewers are then immersed in a frightening world stuck in the body of a mentally ill patient in an insane asylum The wheelchair was also equipped with a device christened the Buttkicker a vibrating device built into the base of the seat to provide a truly 4D experience Schedule a screening on the Catatonic website if you dare Mexico s Galeria Merida is using augmented reality in the sculpture exhibit Virtualidades from artist and professor Josue Abraham His sculptures may look like upcycled broken statuaries or random objects but when a tablet or a smartphone is held up in front of them a secret world emerges See the exhibit in action here The Walker Art Center in Minneaplios also announced a unique new project Their new conceptual art pop up store Intangibles moves beyond the posters and mugs of a typical museum store by offering performance art pieces for sale ranging in price from 1 99 12 000 Disappear With Me by artist Alec Soth entitles the buyer to a series of twenty five original snapchats that are based on snapchat based conversations you have with the artist over a period of several days The photographer writes that the inspiration for the project came from the fact that in recent years through the proliferation of image capture technologies and their integration with social media photography has become less about preservation and more about conversation Over the course of four years the artist and animator Paul OtaKing Johnson spent his weekends creating a Star Wars short inspired by 80 s anime The 7 minute film follows Empire aircraft clashing with Sith ships and is packed with meticulously crafted details and MTV era guitar solos The

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  • Future of Storytelling | Life-Streaming Apps
    life streaming app that automatically posts a link to Twitter when users begin a stream and lives up to its in the moment concept by not offering reruns of videos that can only be watched in real time SXSW attendees used Meerkat to document panels live music parties and the other cool things they did that weekend with brands like Starbucks also getting in on the action to promote products Soon after Meerkat launched Twitter announced the launch of a similar app Periscope which also allows users to broadcast pieces of their lives Unlike Meerkat Periscope s streams are available for twenty four hours after they re broadcast but both apps have recently been used to give a local on the ground perspective to news events One blogger writes Periscope has begun to transform the way that news can be accessed and consumed overnight Both apps are helping to create a new kind of democratized journalism in which every bystander has the power to become the eyes for thousands of people around the world and anyone can participate in breaking news Meerkat s mission statement promises that the app facilitates spontaneous togetherness and both apps focus their marketing campaigns around

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  • Future of Storytelling | Creative for a Cause Contest
    freelancers and anyone that would like to see their artwork plastered all over the NYC subway system In an innovative effort to build brand awareness Code Interactive C I recently launched the contest Creative for a Cause an opportunity for individuals or companies to design a transit ad that will inform commuters about all that C I has to offer C I is an organization that is dedicated to teaching underserved students computer programming leadership training and product design skills that they can take with them into the workplace C I students are 5 times more likely than their classmates to go to college and are equipped with experience that enables them to get jobs that can more than double their household incomes According to Michael Denton the company s CEO So many students don t have access to tech but when they get it great things can happen Submissions for the contest are due by April 17 th 2015 and a panel of industry experts will determine a grand prize winner as well as second and third place semi finalists The winner will be featured on over 300 subway platforms this summer and receive a 1 000 cash award

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  • Future of Storytelling | The Audience Has an Audience
    passive consumer audience a voice and audience of their own Thankfully Internet enthusiast Kenyatta Cheese knows how to navigate the never ending conversation between brand and audience and the audience s audience by offering up a number of best practices for steering the dialogue Join us for our next Google Hangout on Wednesday March 25th at 12 30 p m EST as Kenyetta Cheese joins FoST Founder Charlie Melcher to

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  • Future of Storytelling | Weekly Roundup 3/20/15
    the image of the prehistoric village on the screen Eve is also working on a prototype device called Dead Men s Nose which straps onto the users face and emits the smells of the Bronze Age such as sizzling meat and campfires The app currently only works in a few locations in England but it s still an exciting development in how technology is changing how we can experience the past Researchers at the MIT Media Lab have created a finger mounted device with a camera that can convert text into speech as the wearer moves their finger across a page Initially designed to assist the visually impaired the researchers soon realized that the device can help anyone who needs help with reading including children with dyslexia or other learning difficulties In VR news A Day in the Streets a documentary shot in 360 degrees focuses on the homeless of San Francisco to show the impact of gentrification on the Bay Area Last week s round up featured an exhibit with art you could touch so this week we re bring you a story about art you can taste London art museum Tate Britain announced an upcoming exhibition entitled Tate Sensorium that uses interactive technology to change how our senses interact with visual art In addition to tastable art the exhibit will use binaural sound also called 3D sound and a new technology called ultrahaptics that projects sound waves you can hear and feel Jon Turney wrote about how design fiction not science reveals the technological future we actually want Using 660 000 Instagram posts Foursquare check ins Google Street View images and pictures from Twitter the project On Broadway lets viewers see New York City in an entirely new way This interactive installation is a compilation of images and

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  • Future of Storytelling | Beijing Subway Library
    Line will be able to make their commutes more productive through the new M Subway Library program Passengers with smart phones can scan QR codes on posters inside of train cars and access a library of free ebooks that have been curated by the National Library of China Librarians there whittled down a selection of 70 000 e books to just ten based around a theme that will change every couple of months The first theme to be launched is Our Characters which focuses on 30 Chinese characters relating to heritage The library hopes to provoke discussion about the cultural meaning of these characters by supporting the theme with exhibitions at the Library and on subway platforms as well as through other activities Early data suggests that the most popular titles from those currently available are science fiction books with time travel and fantasy elements In a statement Yang Ling a spokeswoman for the program said If a passenger keeps going along with us he or she will read over a dozen books a year This easy mobile form of reading was designed to attract the students and office workers who ride the 4 Line who often spend most of

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