StoryCode's Chapters hold monthly events feature immersive media project presentations coupled WITH discussion.
January 23, 2015 -
MIT Center for Civic Media, 75 Amherst Street, Cambridge, MA 02139 Map
The Non-Fiction Cartel, Harvard’s Bok Center, MIT OpenDocLab, MIT Center for Civic Media and StoryCode Boston are joining forces for a weekend long hackathon in Cambridge that will bring together designers, creative technologists, engineers, data scientists and filmmakers interested in cross-platform, interdisciplinary storytelling. Over the course of 48 hours, teams will brainstorm and prototype an interactive narrative experience that tells a story with data, around data, or about data. It could be a data visualization on the web, a physical installation using hardware and human bodies, or an interactive documentary experience.
We’re looking for filmmakers, artists, designers, developers, engineers, scientists, scholars, researchers, journalists, and storytellers to join interdisciplinary teams. Each team will start with a primary dataset that drives their story-making. If you want to participate on a team and explore creative data-driven storytelling, apply here. If you are currently working with a dataset that you want to use to tell a story, apply here.
The application period is Dec 10 - Dec 31 and notification of your participation will occur by January 8th. Datalore will begin on January 23rd and end on January 25th. We will provide all meals, wifi, group workspace and mentorship throughout the event. Participants must cover the cost of transportation and accommodation.
More info and to apply: www.datalorehack.com
STORYCODE LA 4: YUVAL SHARON
January 14, 2015 - 7:30PM
Join us for an evening with Yuval Sharon, LA’s visionary immersive opera director and founder of the groundbreaking company The Industry. This is a great opportunity to meet like-minded creators, and to learn about Sharon’s innovative work, which has been called “powerful” by the New York Times and “dizzyingly spectacular” by the New York Magazine.
In 2014, Yuval Sharon and his company brought their opera “Invisible Cities” to Union Station. Performed by the company in the midst of normal commuter traffic, and fully audible only to audience members wearing specially-provided wireless headphones, “Invisible Cities” garnered international attention and established Los Angeles as an important center in the nascent immersive theater scene. “Invisible Cities,” which was adapted from the classic Italo Calvino book of the same name, was called “the opera of the future” by Wired. To understand why, take a look here: http://invisiblecitiesopera.com/experience/
In 2015, Sharon and the Industry are poised to create an opera that is perhaps even more ambitious than “Invisible Cities.” Entitled “Hopscotch,” the new opera takes place in 18 cars traveling through Los Angeles, as well as in the neighborhoods that the cars travel through. Learn more about Sharon’s vision here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QpVxcoKfbc
More about Yuval: http://www.yuvalsharon.com
More about the Industry: http://theindustryla.org/top.phpRegister Here