From Thursday to Saturday, 50 filmmakers, designers, and developers are rapidly creating new projects that remix archives into stories.
We are celebrating the conclusion of the 48 hours of hacking by throwing an exhibition and panel critique at Public Works on the evening of Saturday 23rd March.
Join us for drinks as our hackers showcase the fruits of their labor, receive feedback and wisdom from a panel of cinematic and technological luminaries including Tiffany Shlain and Malcolm Pullinger. Stay to take in these visions of future filmmaking, ask your own questions and warm up for the after party!
6pm: Exhibition opens
7pm: Hack project presentations and panel critiques
8pm: Networking and exhibition viewing
9pm: After party celebration
Panel Critics Include
Honored by Newsweek as one of the “Women Shaping the 21st Century,” Tiffany Shlain is a filmmaker, artist, founder of the Webby Awards, and co-founder of The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences. A celebrated thinker and catalyst, her films and work have received 50 awards and distinctions including the “Disruptive Innovation Award” from the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival. Her last four films premiered at Sundance, including her acclaimed feature documentary, Connected: An Autoblogography about Love, Death & Technology, which The New York Times hailed as “Incredibly engaging” and “Examining everything from the Big Bang to Twitter,” and The US State Department just selected as one of the films to represent America at embassies around the world. She is currently working on a film series which is paving the way for a new kind of collaborative filmmaking that she and her film studio call CLOUD FILMMAKING. The latest cloud film just release, Brain Power: From Neurons to Networks, is both a 10 minute film and a TED Book and was selected by the US State Department to be a part of the American Film Showcase. Tiffany is a Henry Crown Fellow of The Aspen Institute and she was invited to advise Secretary State Hillary Clinton about the internet and technology. www.tiffanyshlain.com
As Director of Operations at Matter, Jigar is looking to support entrepreneurs building a more informed, connected, and empowered society through our 4-month start-up accelerator in San Francisco.
His current documentary project is 18 Days in Egypt, which is powered by GroupStream and supported by Tribeca Film Institute and Sundance.
He has been honored to be a Knight Journalism Fellow and a video journalist at The New York Times, and is currently a boardmember with the South Asian Journalists Association.[/person]
Malcolm Pullinger is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker based in San Francisco. He produced and edited the critically-acclaimed Winnebago Man, which was released theatrically in 2010. He also produced and edited the Gotham-nominated film Following Sean. He has produced for PBS and Channel 4, and has created programming for various political and nonprofit campaigns, including Al Gore’s Alliance for Climate Protection and the Democratic National Committee. He recently founded Elevision, where you can purchase from a highly curated selection of visionary short films, with Vimeo founder Jake Lodwick.
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When & Where
Gray Area Foundation for the Arts
We apply digital art and technology to create positive social impact.
Through Research, Education, and Public Programs, we advance the creative use of technology to experiment and explore new solutions to social challenges.
Who We Are
Gray Area is a new type of arts nonprofit: technology is our paintbrush and the city is our canvas.
What We Do
We use digital tools to create art and design projects that benefit society.
We apply the promise and inspiration of digital art to a broader social context.