San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
In conjunction with the Media Rise Festival, celebrate the launch of StoryCodeDC! Founded in New York as a transmedia meetup, StoryCode has evolved into an open-source, global community for emerging and established cross-platform and immersive storytellers.
In addition to celebrating the launch of StoryCodeDC, the first US-based chapter of StoryCode, emerging and established cross-platform storytellers will showcase projects that stand at the intersection of storytelling, technology, and social good.
Featured speakers include:
Jonathan Goodman Levitt, filmmaker and founder of Changeworx
Reality Check is a live interactive version of the film Follow the Leader, a political coming-of-age story about three teenage boys with Presidential dreams. Reality Check is currently in development as an on-demand game and educational tool.
Felicia Pride, engagement specialist
LandofOpportunity is an ongoing exploration of urban equity in America. Through perspectives that travel across media platforms, including a film and interactive site, the project explores a fundamental question: What kinds of cities do we want to (re)build in the 21st century?
Joel Westbrook, executive producer, Interface Media Group
SLAVES is a multiplatform fiction and nonfiction exposé of human trafficking and slavery in the United States today. Ironically, the subject is as old as mankind, but the treatment is on the leading edge of current media. SLAVES will be presented in four formats: a scripted Web series, a feature film, a website and a documentary series. All will be produced simultaneously. All will be cross promoted. All will have the shared motive of exposing, and therefore helping to ameliorate, this horrific absence of freedom in a nation founded on freedom.
The Last American Indian on Earth
Gregg Deal, artist
The Last American Indian on Earth is a performance art piece that will be captured through photography and film, bringing the perceived Native stereotype to the public, forcing the consideration of the mage as it pertains to the modern day, and thus creating an interesting social experience.
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StoryCode DC is a community of emerging and established storytellers who are exploring the ever-growing possibilities of narrative.