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  • Future of Storytelling | No Man’s Sky
    determined Players can craft their own stories doing anything from jumping into the nearest interstellar battle to finding cosmic resources to mine and sell There are no levels no quests only an open ended world filled with strange new planets and creatures The game was developed by Hello Games a small indie studio based in England What we wanted was to make a science fiction game said Sean Murray the founder Sci fi to me it s about going on adventures in a universe that is unknown It s landing on a planet and realizing that no one has ever been here before VB But how did an indie studio with a tight budget and only a handful of developers stand its own against the gaming giants at E3 Well Hello Games tried a different approach to game design No Man s Sky has an infinite procedurally generated universe That means no loading screens Just a seamless universe with an endless array of spaceships planets and flora and fauna It works like this the developers create the basic skeletal blueprint for say a dinosaur Then a computer works with that blueprint to generate variations in body size color sex age

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  • Future of Storytelling | Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
    appeal beyond the design professionals and fanatics that have typically graced its halls While the new name and typeface are a nice facelift the institutions deep commitment to an interactive experience for all visitors is the most crucial element of the new and improved Cooper Hewitt The Process Lab designed by NYC based design firm Diller Scofidio Renfro will offer visitors a brief hands on experience with some of the key concepts they will encounter in the museum making them more likely to appreciate and create their own designs once inside DSR also worked on the team spearheaded by Jake Barton a 2012 FoST Speaker and most recently designer of the 9 11 Memorial Museum on the creation of the deservedly lauded electronic pen The key feature of the new Cooper Hewitt the pen allows visitors to archive pieces of particular interest scattered around the various galleries by tapping interactive accompanying wall text A unique URL paired with each ticket and by extension each visitor creates a personalized catalogue of tagged works that evolves over multiple visits In addition to Local Projects and DSR GE Sistelnetworks Undercurrent and the museum all pitched in to help develop the e pen HD screens in the musuem allow visitors to upload designs from the pen which they can riff on but it also unlocks additional content for each piece With most of the interactive features accessible at home a trip to the museum is just the beginning of an ongoing conversation between The Cooper Hewitt and its visitors While museums are increasingly utilizing interactive features and digitization a phenomenon we ve recently covered on the blog the Cooper Hewitt is the first major legacy institution to make interactivity such a crucial element of the visitor experience Upon the grand re opening of the

    Original URL path: http://futureofstorytelling.org/cooper-hewitt-smithsonian-design-musuem/ (2016-04-29)
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  • Future of Storytelling | GIF-iti
    an apartment building in Taipei Taiwan Created by the two prominent street artists INSA and MADSTEEZ the GIF depicts the face of a mysterious four eyed violet woman perhaps inspired by Japanese kabuki theater surrounded by glittering gold and flowers INSA calls this type of stop motion street art GIF iti The process behind GIF iti is long and labor intensive It involves painting a mural photographing it altering it photographing it again and so on until the photos can be made into a loopable clip or GIF In an interview with The Atlantic INSA explains the concept like this I love the fact that the internet enables me to see new work that is being painted all over the world I flash through hundreds of amazing creations daily But in the same breath this means I don t really take any of the works in No matter how big a painting or extensive an installation all I m seeing is small online images which aren t necessarily how the artists wanted their art to be seen I wanted to flip it around and make paintings that could only really be viewed online sometimes huge sometimes taking many days but

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  • Future of Storytelling | Breathing Wall
    Ubiquitous and on the periphery of our minds the most shocking thing a wall can do is go missing then we d take notice immediately But University of Southern California student designer Behnaz Farahi is determined to infuse the underappreciated wall with life and show the future impact of malleable architecture on our lives Frahai recently showcased the Breathing Wall II at the iMAPening 2014 Exhibition at USC s School of Cinematic Arts PVC pipes are connected to the walls with spandex stretched taut but flexibly over both and synched with a motion sensor device and controller In an impressive video demonstration a person equipped with the wearable controller enacts expanding and contracting motions giving the visual impression that walls are breathing with simple arm and hand gestures such as gyrating the wrists in a circular motion It s an immediately spectacular sight that also grants the imagination a peek into its bright future Farahi has a long term vision for the evolution of her wall s technology as a pioneering venture into people naturally interacting with and manipulating their architectural surroundings completely wirelessly potentially proving a more scalable world for people with disabilities for example Her Breathing Wall also

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  • Future of Storytelling | Radio Ambulante
    novelist Daniel Alarcón was approached to create a radio documentary he was thrilled to build a varied topography of voice over the bedrock of his written storyline He conducted interviews slaved for hours tracing the contours of plot with his ear interweaving emotions unveiled by the voices of those he interviewed And then suddenly to his dismay editors flattened his masterpiece in one fell swoop with a drab English language voice over The audience needed English the emotions of the voices in Spanish were lost in translation Translation is a sorcerer s task Many fail No one knows that better than the bilingual Latino population of the Americas who exist in translational limbo witnessing the way nuance falls away in the space between Spanish and English languages along both geographical and cyber borderlands So Alarcón decided to celebrate his mother tongue whose stronghold in the Americas strengthens every day but whose voices are silenced over the air waves Together with his wife Carolina Guerrero he decided to create a This American Life for Latin America Radio Ambulante translating roughly to Roving Radio is a transnational show by traveling storytellers made possible by the digital age Radio Ambulante s team is based in San Francisco and New York City as well as Chile Colombia and the UK among other places and storytellers hail from all over the world Alarcón and Guerrero conduct a delicate orchestra of Google Docs and cloud based sound files to orchestrate stories across oceans and the radio program once complete is free downloadable and shareable across the globe to Internet users and broadcast to audiences in a few select stations throughout the Americas The Ambulante team tells stories around the world celebrating the rich diverse renditions of the Castilian tongue you ll find throughout nations in Latin

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  • Future of Storytelling | Paperlater
    the number of online outlets specializing in long form content multiply Apps like Instapaper Pocket and Readability offer temporary reprieve allowing you to store or forget about articles of interest but none of them address the underlying fear that your missing out on something SUPER IMPORTANT Physical activity legal quasi legal drugs and meditation might be needed if your online content FOMO anxiety is seriously impacting your work and relationships but there is now an app exclusive to the UK named Paperlater that s looking to ease the minds of those troubled souls For 4 99 pounds 8 47 per issue Paperlater will send content carnivores a physical newspaper of the articles and blogposts saved in the app once it reaches its 24 page quota within just 3 5 days business days If you already subscribe to too many magazines or periodicals Paperlater is your worst nightmare Yet another signifier that you are in fact mortal and cannot read everything that remotely piques your interest If on the other hand you are someone who does the vast majority of your reading on digital platforms Paperlater may be the ideal aspirational app The weekend is just around the corner and you ll be able to enjoy those online articles that you ve been meaning to read only now they re printed on sustainably sourced paper from a Swedish forest Even the worst case scenario whereby the newspapers start accumulating dust can be seen as a step in the right direction a physical embodiment of your shortcomings forcing you to confront rather than hide from those angst inducing articles reminding you that they are only words and life will go on Paperlater has not yet formally announced expansion plans but a handful of not too subtle hints on their website indicate that

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  • Future of Storytelling | Victory Journal
    to hang out with Beyonce And to the loser Pain heartache financial ruin sudden violent obscurity Sport it s a wonder people even risk it Fortunately Victory Journal a new Brooklyn based publication understands that games matter beyond their final scores players are not their statistics and teams mean more than the sum of their championships They know that each match is more than goals or fouls or trophies they re about those sublime moments of human failure and triumph framed by a background of tribe kin and country Coaches tell players to leave it all on the court and then using oral histories personal essays photographs illustrations films and animations Victory Journal s world class storytellers pick up where they left off But ESPN it is not Victory Journal is a home for high quality sports journalism think Plimpton in the boxing ring Hornby on the Arsenal pitch Hemingway and the matador s dance Unlike more traditional news sources Victory Journal makes a point of covering obscure sports non Western countries and unconventional players And in a culture that seems to only idolize the biggest brashest winners its contributors are committed to telling the complex stories of the underdogs

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  • Future of Storytelling | The Return of the Rudeboy
    suits narrow ties and painstakingly shined shoes the Rude Boys embodied an unconventional marriage between the shops of Saville Row and the shores of Saint Kitts And while the Rude Boys behavior was often modeled on that of vintage American gangsters their musical allegiances were to futuristic blends of jazz reggae and ska Proving that fashion is indeed cyclical London s Somerset House has staged an exhibition entitled Return of the Rudeboy a series of portraits installations and set pieces celebrating the renaissance of the Rude Boy lifestyle and attitude Fashion industry favorites Dean Chalkley and Harris Elliott spent the past year taking portraits of sixty of today s most original Rudies which are now installed next to their subject s individually curated playlists The exhibition may center around the photographs of these sartorially snappy Brits but in a nod towards the movement s history of re imagining cultural artifacts the curators haven t staged a typical museum show In an homage to the Rude Boy s diverse influences the installation will also feature film screenings bespoke merchandise musical performances and assorted lectures Chalkley and Elliot have even arranged for a pop up barbershop contemporary Rudies are nothing if not

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