Future of StoryTelling

Future of StoryTelling The Future of StoryTelling (FoST) is a passionate, creative community of people from the worlds of media, technology, and communications who are exploring how storytelling is evolving in the digital age.
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The Future of StoryTelling (FoST) is a passionate community of people from the worlds of media, technology, and communications who are exploring how storytelling is evolving in the digital age. At the heart of FoST are two signature events. The two-day, invitation-only FoST Summit gathers top thinkers and practitioners from diverse fields to share ideas and experiences shaping the storytelling landscape. FoST FEST, open to the public, features VR and AR experiences, tech demos, a multiperson VR theater, panel conversations, live performances, interactive games, and much more. In addition to the Summit and FEST, FoST also produces a wide range of content and programming, such as curated exhibitions; an annual series of short films; regular influencer salons, tech tastings, and storytelling workshops; and a popular blog and other social media content aimed at FoST’s network of over half a million enthusiastic followers. Join the conversation!

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09/08/2020

On the new episode of the Future of StoryTelling podcast, theoretical neuroscientist and Socos Labs co-founder Vivienne Ming discusses her work using technology to augment humans and using data to tell the story of inclusion in the American workplace. Listen here: https://bit.ly/32YZGYK

08/20/2020

New Future of StoryTelling podcast out today! Bestselling author and poet Kwame Alexander discusses his work, the importance of diverse subjects and voices in children's literature, and how better stories can help empower the next generation. Listen here: https://bit.ly/3gjB5T8

08/07/2020

New episode of the Future of StoryTelling podcast out today! Master world builder Alex McDowell of Experimental Design Studio and the USC World Building Media Lab discusses building fictional worlds from the ground up, and how the principles of world building can help us imagine and build a better future. Listen here: https://bit.ly/33BhJ9x

07/23/2020

On the new episode of the Future of StoryTelling podcast, Peabody award-winning writer and producer Wendy Calhoun discusses deconstructing tropes, using her writing to build compassion, and the responsibility that comes with writing for audiences of millions. Listen here: https://bit.ly/2CKA48S

07/09/2020

On the new episode of the Future of StoryTelling podcast, Grammy-award winning musician and YouTube star Jacob Collier discusses his unique approach to creativity and how he bridges the intellectual and the emotional in his art. Listen here: https://bit.ly/3iLQ8Ya

06/25/2020

On the new episode of the Future of StoryTelling podcast, artist and filmmaker Karen Palmer discusses her work using neuroscience and artificial intelligence to create emotionally-responsive stories that help people understand their own subconscious biases. Listen here: apple.co/2B9VNGD

06/20/2020

On the new episode of the Future of StoryTelling podcast, Define American founder and Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas discusses his life as an undocumented immigrant and his work using storytelling to shift the cultural narrative on immigration. Jose is a leading voice on the human rights of immigrants--we were honored to have him join us. Listen here: apple.co/3hIaCAR

06/12/2020

On the new episode of the Future of StoryTelling podcast, Catherine Burns of The Moth discusses the profound value of sharing our stories with one another and how a great storyteller can bridge the personal and the universal. Listen here: https://apple.co/2MPfllZ

06/04/2020

On the new episode of the Future of StoryTelling podcast, Van Jones discusses the crucial role that stories play in shaping culture and creating progress. Listen here: https://bit.ly/2Xy8DqH

06/02/2020
05/21/2020

On the new episode of the Future of StoryTelling podcast, Rainn Wilson discusses the need for positive stories on the internet, what it took to create the iconic Dwight Schrute character, and his high school radio show where he read Dr. Seuss poems in between punk rock songs. Listen here: bit.ly/FoSTPodcast

05/14/2020

Since founding charity: water in 2006, Scott Harrison has raised $450 million to bring clean water to 11 million people in 28 countries. He credits his success to storytelling. Find out why in this week's episode of the Future of StoryTelling podcast. bit.ly/FoSTPodcast

05/13/2020
When This is Over...

From FoST Founder Charlie Melcher: “When this is over, I'm going to take more time to be present and appreciative with my friends, my colleagues, and my family. What will you do? I'm thrilled to participate in PBS American Portrait, a multimedia storytelling project and national conversation about what it really means to be an American today. In this moment of crisis, the world needs storytelling more than ever, and I encourage you to share your story too by visiting pbs.org/americanportrait.”

05/07/2020

PBS American Portrait is an ambitious storytelling project that uses crowdsourced stories from people across the country to explore what it really means to be an American today. Hear from creators Bill Margol and Jon Kamen on this week's episode of the Future of StoryTelling podcast. Out now: http://bit.ly/FoSTPodcast

05/02/2020
Claire Wardle on the FoST Podcast

Stories shape our understanding of the world—and because of that, they can be dangerous. Join us on this week's Future of StoryTelling podcast for a conversation with misinformation expert and First Draft News cofounder Claire Wardle. Out now: bit.ly/FoSTPodcast

Tomorrow: join us for the first edition of FoST's new “Films with Friends” series! Following his podcast release, Brian ...
04/14/2020

Tomorrow: join us for the first edition of FoST's new “Films with Friends” series! Following his podcast release, Brian McDonald will be hosting the pilot of our new virtual film series, where we'll be gathering online to watch and discuss a movie led by a different master storyteller each week. Tomorrow (Wednesday) we'll be viewing Tootsie at 9pm EST/6pm PST, and Brian will be sharing insights about the much-loved comedy's storytelling structure. Sign up for our newsletter to receive instructions on how to join! www.fost.org/signup

Proud to share that our podcast is currently featured as a “New & Noteworthy” selection on the front page of Apple Podca...
04/12/2020

Proud to share that our podcast is currently featured as a “New & Noteworthy” selection on the front page of Apple Podcasts! Check it out: bit.ly/FoSTApple

04/02/2020

John Boiler has orchestrated some of the most innovative ad campaigns of the past two decades for some of the world’s most iconic brands. In the new episode of the FoST Podcast, John shares his insights on building strong teams and fostering group creativity. Find it wherever you get your podcasts, or through the link in our bio!

03/27/2020

“We’re all equal in the face of a good story.” Check out episode 2 of the Future of StoryTelling Podcast, where theater icon Oskar Eustis discusses the power of stories to bridge divides and bring people together. Out now wherever you get your podcasts!

"There are happy hours being held on Google Hangout, and poker games taking place over FaceTime. There are flute meditat...
03/20/2020
True Tales of Quarantined Socializing

"There are happy hours being held on Google Hangout, and poker games taking place over FaceTime. There are flute meditation sessions on Instagram and thousands of people participating in dance raves that are broadcast on Twitch."

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Digital dance raves. Streaming soundbaths. Book readings by phone. Now we’ve gotta get creative.

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03/20/2020

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03/19/2020

FUTURE OF STORYTELLING PODCAST OUT NOW:
In these turbulent times, the world needs stories and storytellers more than ever. That’s why in the first season of our new podcast we’re bringing you conversations with ten incredible storytellers, all of whom are striving to create greater human connections and empathy through their work.

For our first episode we sat down with Angela Ahrendts, former CEO of Burberry and SVP of Retail at Apple, to gather her insights on creating a retail strategy based on building trust, empowering customers, and creating community.

You can find us wherever you listen to podcasts! Learn more: https://bit.ly/2U5Bzo9

"Developer Niantic has implemented temporary changes in the game to make catching Pokémon without going anywhere easier....
03/16/2020
Pokémon Go Makes It Easier For Players To Stay Put During The Pandemic

"Developer Niantic has implemented temporary changes in the game to make catching Pokémon without going anywhere easier."

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Pokémon Go encourages players to go out into the world and meet each other, but that’s not the best idea when the world is trying to slow the spread of coronavirus covid-19. Developer Niantic has implemented temporary changes in the game to make catching Pokémon without going anywhere easier.

#FoST2020 SPEAKER ANNOUNCEMENT: "At a time like this, in which everything is so partisan and we’re all in our own filter...
03/06/2020

#FoST2020 SPEAKER ANNOUNCEMENT:
"At a time like this, in which everything is so partisan and we’re all in our own filter bubbles, storytelling is one of the few places that actually makes room for nuance and complexity..."

Check out our Q&A with Jose Antonio Vargas, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Emmy-nominated filmmaker, and Tony-nominated producer and FoST 2020 Speaker!

Read more: https://bit.ly/2v4283q

Apply to attend #FoST2020 here: https://bit.ly/38k42vb

"As a data-driven experience, HUSH wanted its Instagram experience to have meaning. The company turned to its own employ...
03/05/2020
Company Turns Employees' Memories Into An AR Vinyl Record On Instagram - VRScout

"As a data-driven experience, HUSH wanted its Instagram experience to have meaning. The company turned to its own employees and explored their geographical and musical history to compose a “record” that could be built using Spark AR."

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Share TweetA new Instagram AR filter transforms data into a symphony of notes. HUSH, a company designing innovative ways to connect digital technology with physical spaces, has created an AR filter for Instagram that leverages a collection of data composed of experiences and nostalgia from its own e...

"No longer is it enough to consume content, or even engage in cosplay. Today, fans yearn for a sense of ownership, a des...
02/27/2020
The Amusement Park Revolution Has Come to Disney World

"No longer is it enough to consume content, or even engage in cosplay. Today, fans yearn for a sense of ownership, a desire to directly affect what stories they are sold and how these stories are told..."

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Disney’s Star Wars-themed Rise of the Resistance is a ride so immersive that calling it a ride seems reductive. And it’s just a mere hint of where theme parks are headed in the future.

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The Future of StoryTelling (FoST) is a passionate community of people from the worlds of media, technology, and communications who are exploring how storytelling is evolving in the digital age. At the heart of FoST is our signature Summit event. The two-day, invitation-only FoST Summit gathers top thinkers and practitioners from diverse fields to share ideas and experiences shaping the storytelling landscape. In addition to the Summit, FoST also produces a wide range of content and programming, such as curated exhibitions; an annual series of short films; regular influencer salons, tech tastings, and storytelling workshops; and a popular blog and other social media content aimed at FoST’s network of over half a million enthusiastic followers. Join the conversation!

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