StoryCode is an open-source, global community for emerging and established cross-platform and immersive storytellers.
We program a variety of events for our community members. StoryCode's goal is to build and support the community that pushes the emerging art form of cross-media storytelling forward. We try to to keep attendance costs to a minimum and keep StoryCode's events open and accessible to the public. Our events are popular and often sell out, so please RSVP for events you'd like to attend.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 7pm
NYU Interactive Telecommunications Program - 721 Broadway 4th Floor, New York, NY
StoryCode welcomes documentary collaborators and pioneers in the interactive documentary arena - Ryan Jones (producer/director) and Mark Catalano (developer). Called a "beautiful multimedia newspaper" by Fast Company and an "evolving online documentary" by the creators, Dadaab stands out in the sea of new interactive docs. Join us as the creators present the inside scoop on their process.
DADAAB STORIES is an interactive documentary and a place for those stories to live, and be shared with the world. This ongoing project includes video, poetry, art, photographs, blog posts. One of the most interesting aspects of this project is that the creators enabled the subjects to create various elements of the project themselves. This excellent example of community journalism was a 2011 recipient of a Tribeca New Media Fund grant.
Dadaab Stories recently was recently recognized as a Site of the Day on Awwwards.com and we just found out that DadaabStories will be featured on the Communication Arts as a Site of the Week in the near future.
Ryan Jones - Producer/Director
In the midst of the Somali famine crisis in 2011, New York based video producer, Ryan Jones, spent over a month in Dadaab refugee camp where he witnessed first hand, some of the extraordinary experiences that make up Dadaab Stories. Prior to his time in Kenya, Ryan directed the feature-length documentary 'Fall from Grace,' and produced content for such outlets as Newsweek, GQ, The Guardian, and The New York TImes. As co-creator of the Dadaab Stories, Ryan has managed the overall design and development, contributing a wealth of on-ground and production experience on making this project come to life."
Mark Catalano - Lead Technologist at Ronik Design
Mark Catalano is a web developer and technologist and founding member of the firm Ronik. He specializes in interactive design and front-end development. Before starting Ronik he worked for magazines like Newsweek and Fast Company
Adrian Sanders Presents Backspac.es
Join more than 60,000 storytellers from all over the world with Backspaces, a free iPhone app that lets you tell stories with photos and text. Browse interesting topics like #history or #travel, follow other great storytellers and add your own story. From the Street Banditos of Indonesia to amazing iphoneographers to the Imam of Kuwait’s Grand Mosque, Backspaces is a neat app that’s gaining traction all over the world. Download the app here: http://backspac.es/download
Greg Sierra and Benjamin Hoguet Present Djehouti
Djehouti, is an interactive storytelling cloud app allowing content journalists, directors, photographers, authors and content producers to create innovative interactive experience through a code-free interface. All projects - whether interactive documentaries, interactive videos, dynamic data vizualisation or even websites - are in HTML5 thus fully compatible with every browser and devices on the market, all the way through connected TVs.
The company works alongside producers and authors to help them give life to their projects or directly with large media organizations by training and accompanying their editorial staff for a smoother and richer digital transition.
StoryCode transitioned in early 2013 into the ultimate global lab -- an open-source movement for creators and makers worldwide experimenting at the intersection of story and technology. With the launch of a Paris chapter in April 2013, and several other global chapters in the works, the movement has begun to take shape as a new force in the evolution of fiction and non-fiction storytelling.
We invite enthusiasts and professionals alike to “to storycode” -- simply meaning, to tell a story in a new way, using the bounty of new tools at our disposal. At the core of the StoryCode movement is the willingness to make, experiment and participate in growing a broad and expansive discipline which will spawn new immersive experiences and technologies.
In addition to providing a global network of like-minded creative minds, we also provide resources in the form of guidelines, toolkits and references for chapters. If you are interested in bringing StoryCode to your city, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
7 teams competed in the first-ever Story Hackathon. Their challenge: create a cohesive narrative spanning 3 or more technological platforms and will execute a single one over the course of 36 hours this weekend. Projects created by the diverse group of hackers ranged from animated space journeys led by the audience, to interactive social good/activism experiences.
Two prizes were awarded at the Demo Day Event. For “Best use of Twilio”, Team Rodan picked up a special prize given by Twilio for their clever hack “What’s Your Failure Engine”.
The Grand Prize was awarded to Team Cupcakes and Rainbows for their innovative mashup of story and technology. They created, “Future Mate” - a fully immersive storytelling-meets-technology experience. Winners Gyda Arber, Brian Fountain, Allen Hahn and David Gochfeld represent a group of theater, technology and film professionals. They wowed the audience in 15 minutes with their gripping immersive theater experience/dating app hybrid.