From the oldest cave painting to the shiniest new iPad, sharing stories between ourselves has always been at the heart of what it means to be human. Over time, people realized that storytelling can also shape historical narratives, current events, and change the way we perceive our world.
This is why throughout history, religious, cultural and governmental institutions have always exercised tight controls over how stories are told and who can tell them. But the breakneck speed of recent technology has suddenly upturned the old order, as we enter a new age where you...
yes, YOU are the center of the storytelling universe. We'll examine phenomena as diverse as the Arab Spring to sagging Hollywood box office returns and explore what the changes in technology and community participation mean for our future.
Ori's talk will be an expansion of a talk he gave recently, which can be viewed at left.
7:00 - 7:30 - Arrive, socialize, eat & drink
7:30 - 8:15 - Presentation
8:15 - 8:30 - Open discussion
8:30 - 9:00 - Networking
Snacks, beer & wine will be served.
About the Speaker - Ori Neidich
Ori consults to CEOs of technology companies, studios and agencies, from established players to startups. With nearly two decades of technology experience, including a decade at Hollywood studios such as DreamWorks Animation and Digital Domain, he is an expert at the intersection of media & technology. He guides his clients on how to create next-generation products based on the emerging trends that are about to shake up our world of storytelling.
Ori Neidich is a Cross Campus Member and serves on the Advisory Board, helping guide new media programming content. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cross Campus is the leading collaborative, on-demand work space and business event venue in Los Angeles. With a focus on design & user experience, best-in-class event programming, and a diverse community of innovative members, Cross Campus has become known as "the nerve center of Silicon Beach." Founded in 2012 in Santa Monica, Cross Campus is expanding throughout Southern California.