5 Things To Check Out At The Future Of Storytelling

5 Things To Check Out At The Future Of Storytelling
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A PSFK preview of the Future of Storytelling Summit and Festival, which runs from October 4th through 8th in NYC

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  • 3 october 2017

If you’re in New York, don’t miss out on the Future of Storytelling Summit and Festival, October 4th through 8th! As PSFK plans to attend, we decided to round up some of our most anticipated events taking place over the five days.

The Summit on the 4th and 5th gathers a stimulating mix of thinkers and practitioners from diverse fields who are shaping the art, science and business of storytelling. The Festival from the 6th to the 8th takes place at Snug Harbor, Staten Island—just a short ferry ride away from Manhattan—and aims to bring together the very best interactive, cutting-edge storytelling experiences from around the world.

Talks & Panels

A Conversation With Steven Soderbergh 

Friday, October 6, 11 am–12 pm

Oscar-winning director and writer Steven Soderbergh (Logan Lucky, Ocean’s Eleven, The Girlfriend Experience) will discuss his career and creative vision, and Mosaic, a new interactive project he is developing for HBO.

The Future of VR

Friday, October 6, 2–3 pm

PANELISTS: Daryl Atkins, Executive Creative Director, REWIND; Cortney Harding, Founder & CEO, Friends With Holograms; Richard Marks, Head of PlayStation, Magic Lab; Jan Pinkava, Creative Director, Spotlight Stories, Google/ATAP; René Pinnell, CEO & Founder, Kaleidoscope

Virtual Reality has had a meteoric explosion into the world. But are we going to see it go the way of the 3D TV? Will cost-prohibitive headsets stunt its growth? Or could VR content actually become a viable commodity like its cousins in the film and gaming worlds? Come hear from creators, funders and studios in this field and find out what the next few years have in store.

Exhibits

RIOT 2.0

Using facial recognition technology as a navigation device, RIOT 2.0 takes you on a personalized journey through the fringes of a protest-turned-riot, in which your emotional responses to the situations you encounter and the characters you meet will determine your fate. It combines technical and creative innovation by integrating various software platforms into a receptive storytelling experience in which the player’s emotional state is the remote-control for the story.

Novo Reality

The Novo Reality platform delivers immersive VR entertainment that merges physical feelings with virtual worlds—a combination that creates a whole new reality that looks and feels real. With the company’s state-of-the-art motion-simulation robotics, you have an experience that can be found nowhere else on Earth.

The Cloud Machine

The Cloud Machine is a large-scale installation containing an audience-generated cloud that speaks and behaves in particular ways, depending on the spectators’ mental state. The theater set itself is designed based on how the mind works, what comes into focus and how it is processed—what is often referred to as Cartesian Theater. This 3D-projected social sculpture combines cinema, theater and visual art, inspired by the illusionist spectacles and séances of the 19th century. The Cloud Machine is the final part of a trilogy that investigates the audience’s role as co-creators of all artistic work.

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See you there!

If you’re in New York, don’t miss out on the Future of Storytelling Summit and Festival, October 4th through 8th! As PSFK plans to attend, we decided to round up some of our most anticipated events taking place over the five days.

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