StoryCode's Chapters hold monthly events feature immersive media project presentations coupled WITH discussion.
January 25, 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.
Presentations January 25th at 6:30 in the Media Lab 3rd floor atrium.
More info and to apply: www.datalorehack.com
Creators of the acclaimed iPad project "Pry"
February 11, 2015 - 7:30PM
The Hub LA (830 Traction Ave, Top Floor, Los Angeles CA 90013)
Join us for an evening with Danny Cannizzaro and Samantha Gorman, aka Tender Claws, the creative team behind the acclaimed iPad experience "Pry." This event, which combines a live reading/demo of "Pry" with insights from the creators, offers a great opportunity to meet new people and tap into the creative energy of the growing StoryCode LA community.
"Pry" is an app novella that reimagines the form of the eBook. It is also one of the most lauded new media projects in recent memory: it was a finalist for The Future of Storytelling Prize in 2014, and was recently nominated for an Independent Games Festival Award in "Excellence in Narrative." Combining elements of filmmaking, gaming and metafiction, "Pry" is a groundbreaking experiment in literature that could potentially transform the way stories are told.
Check out the trailer here: http://vimeo.com/108076151
And read about "Pry" in LA Weekly: http://www.laweekly.com/arts/pry-is-a-novella-meetsipad-app-that-you-touch-5242790
This one's a must-see event for anyone who cares about how technology is transforming storytelling. We look forward to seeing you there.
Tender Claws bio:
Tender Claws is is an art collective and studio working at the intersection of art and technology. For the last decade, Danny Cannizzaro and Samantha Gorman have collaborated on projects ranging across a wide variety of media from virtual reality and OCR to mobile apps. Tender Claw’s most recent release PRY [prynovella.com] is a finalist for The Future of Storytelling Prize, The New Media Writing Prize and an Independent Games Festival Award in “Excellence in Narrative”. Danny’s practice draws from painting, animation, cinema, design and coding. He has worked professionally as an art director at B-Reel on projects for Google, Facebook and Kanye West. Samantha is a Ph.d Fellow within the USC Cinema School. She has previously taught Writing for Digital Media at Brown University and Digitally Mediated Performance at Rhode Island School of Design.