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.

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!

Join us in D.C. this weekend for the official opening of the #AppleCarnegieLibrary! FoST curated some of the magical per...
05/09/2019

Join us in D.C. this weekend for the official opening of the #AppleCarnegieLibrary! FoST curated some of the magical performances that will be happening throughout the building and campus. Doors open May 11 @ 10:00am! #TodayatApple

https://www.apple.com/retail/carnegie/

05/03/2019
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So thrilled to have been spotlighted by Vimeo for using their awesome Showcase feature! Thanks for helping us share our incredible community.

Feeling hypnotized yet? Future of StoryTelling's Showcase is full of mesmerizing clips. See how they're using our new feature and get inspired: https://vim.io/2ZOgNKw

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04/30/2019

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04/30/2019

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04/30/2019

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ATTN: Join Odyssey Works Directors Abraham Burickson & Ayden LeRoux for one week in the Finger Lakes Region of New York ...
04/26/2019
Odyssey Works

ATTN: Join Odyssey Works Directors Abraham Burickson & Ayden LeRoux for one week in the Finger Lakes Region of New York for an unprecedented opportunity to learn their secrets and best practices from 18 years of designing experiences for one-person audiences. A cohort of artist fellows will work collaboratively to study the life of a chosen participant and design an interdisciplinary experience for them that will take advantage of the local surroundings.

Full info can be found here: http://www.odysseyworks.org/

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03/26/2019

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Exciting News! We're extending the dates of the #StoryArcade! Now in NYC until April 21! Come experience next-generation...
03/20/2019
The FoST Story Arcade

Exciting News! We're extending the dates of the #StoryArcade! Now in NYC until April 21! Come experience next-generation storytelling like never before...

Featuring eight incredible exhibits and showcasing the latest emerging technologies (VR, AR, AI, haptics, robotics, 360 video, and more), the Story Arcade brings together the best examples of next-generation storytelling!

"Where There is Smoke" the immersive theater experience-meets-escape room that was a HUGE hit at our 2018 Summit has bee...
03/12/2019
Where There's Smoke - immersive story installation

"Where There is Smoke" the immersive theater experience-meets-escape room that was a HUGE hit at our 2018 Summit has been accepted into Tribeca! Help our good friend, Lance Weiler make the dream a reality.

Participants race to solve the cause of a tragic fire by sifting through the charred remains. | Check out 'Where There's Smoke - immersive story installation' on Indiegogo.

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02/21/2019

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Get your tickets to the Story Arcade in NYC-an incredible pop up featuring over half a dozen immersive, experiential, mu...
02/18/2019
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Get your tickets to the Story Arcade in NYC-an incredible pop up featuring over half a dozen immersive, experiential, multi-sensory exhibits. From VR to AI, it’s the best of future-forward storytelling! #storyarcade #fostpopup

Tickets on sale now: Fost.org/popup

Guess who made Forbes' "5 of the Most Inspiring Conferences of 2018" List!! FoST DID! :)We're honored to be in such grea...
12/19/2018
5 Of The Most Inspiring Conferences Of 2018

Guess who made Forbes' "5 of the Most Inspiring Conferences of 2018" List!! FoST DID! :)

We're honored to be in such great company.

Lecture-style professional gatherings have become suddenly passé, with a wide range of innovative formats coming to the fore.

#Opportunity: Announcing the the Right of Return USA Fellowship, generously funded by the Open Philanthropy Project. Thi...
12/12/2018
Right of Return

#Opportunity: Announcing the the Right of Return USA Fellowship, generously funded by the Open Philanthropy Project. This fellowship program invests in formerly incarcerated artists, supporting the creation of original works produced in partnership with advocates and organizers to further criminal justice reform efforts. This year, a diverse group of six artists will be awarded a grant of $20,000 each to support a project aimed at reforming our criminal justice system. The application period is NOW OPEN. Please share with anyone you think might make a great candidate!

https://www.rightofreturnusa.com/

VIA: Open Philanthropy Project & The Soze Agency

Right of Return Co-Chairs Jesse Krimes and Russell Craig and The Soze Agency are proud to announce the second year of the Right of Return USA Fellowship, generously funded by the Open Philanthropy Project. The fellowship program will continue to invest in formerly incarcerated artists, supporting th...

The FoST Film we created for 2018 Summit speaker, @AnilSeth is now on the homepage of @TheAtlantic! We're so proud and h...
12/03/2018
‘We’re All Hallucinating All of the Time’

The FoST Film we created for 2018 Summit speaker, @AnilSeth is now on the homepage of @TheAtlantic! We're so proud and honored to be in such great company. (H/T: to the awesome folks at Lazy Chief for this great piece!)

A neuroscientist explains how human perception is built of hallucinations.

#GivingTuesday spotlight on 2018 FoST For Good org: The Bail ProjectConsider making a contribution to their cause to hel...
11/27/2018

#GivingTuesday spotlight on 2018 FoST For Good org: The Bail Project

Consider making a contribution to their cause to help combat mass incarceration by disrupting the money bail system.

Last week, we had teams across the country working to bail out people in time for #Thanksgiving.

Here's a shot from the waiting room of the Louisville jail – where Bail Disruptors secured the release of over 20 people the day before Thanksgiving.

This #GivingTuesday, you can help us reunite more families this holiday season. Families belong together, not ripped apart by cash bail.

And because it's #GivingTuesday, there's no better time to support freedom for all.

#GivingTuesday spotlight on 2018 FoST For Good org: Moms Demand ActionConsider making a contribution to their cause to h...
11/27/2018
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America

#GivingTuesday spotlight on 2018 FoST For Good org: Moms Demand Action

Consider making a contribution to their cause to help advocate for gun safety.

Far too many American families have been devastated by senseless and preventable gun violence.

This #GivingTuesday, honor them with a donation to the gun safety movement. Your donation will help advance solutions to gun violence.

#GivingTuesday spotlight on 2018 FoST For Good org: Equality NowConsider making a contribution to their cause to help su...
11/27/2018

#GivingTuesday spotlight on 2018 FoST For Good org: Equality Now

Consider making a contribution to their cause to help support women's rights.

#GivingTuesday is here! Will you show your support for women's rights with a donation to Equality Now? Today your gift with go TWICE as far with a $ for $ match from a generous supporter. Help us show misogyny who's boss this #GivingTuesday! #EveryWomanEqual
www.equalitynow.org/givingtuesday

#GivingTuesday spotlight on 2018 FoST For Good org: PEN AmericaConsider making a contribution to their cause to help def...
11/27/2018
PEN America

#GivingTuesday spotlight on 2018 FoST For Good org: PEN America

Consider making a contribution to their cause to help defend freedom of expression for all!

We cannot allow our voices to be silenced. This #GivingTuesday, donate to PEN America to help defend freedom of expression at home and around the world.

#GivingTuesday spotlight on 2018 FoST For Good org: Anti-Defamation League.Consider making a contribution to their cause...
11/27/2018

#GivingTuesday spotlight on 2018 FoST For Good org: Anti-Defamation League.

Consider making a contribution to their cause to help end anti-Semitism and fight hate for good!

Increases in anti-Semitic incidents and hate crimes are at a historic high. We're matching donations for #GivingTuesday so YOU can help turn the tide of anti-Semitism and Fight Hate for Good. bit.ly/2P58x2m

Are you celebrating Thanksgiving with Family or Friends?
11/21/2018

Are you celebrating Thanksgiving with Family or Friends?

Let’s take this show on the road!!! What city should we take FoST to next?
11/19/2018

Let’s take this show on the road!!! What city should we take FoST to next?

FoST Founder & CEO, Charles Melcher recently spoke with Gabriella Mirabelli on her podcast, Up Next about how storytelli...
11/15/2018
Charlie Melcher: The Timeless Evolution of Digital Storytelling - Up Next

FoST Founder & CEO, Charles Melcher recently spoke with Gabriella Mirabelli on her podcast, Up Next about how storytelling is adapting to and augmenting the future. Listen to the full episode below:

Today we’re speaking with Charlie Melcher, CEO of Melcher Media and Founder and Director of Future of StoryTelling. Topics include: A look inside Melcher Media’s award-winning projects, such as S.: A Novel by J. J. Abrams...

11/15/2018

Submissions to the FoST Summit Library are still rolling in #savethestories

10/11/2018
Blade Runner: The Future of Cinema

Douglas Trumbull is a VFX legend and pioneer who has been at the forefront of the field for decades. He was responsible for the special photographic effects of 2001: A Space Odyssey, Blade Runner, and Close Encounters of the Third Kind. He remains a leader and visionary in the field and is developing a new extremely immersive, high-fidelity cinematic experience called Magi. Doug discusses where he thinks the future of cinema is heading.

Directed by: Red Bridge Productions

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10/09/2018
The 2018 FoST Prize

The Future of Storytelling Prize aims to celebrate the talents of those pushing the boundaries of what it means to be a storyteller in the digital age. By elevating the work of the most innovative creators and artists, we hope to help shape the future of media, entertainment, and technology. This year, we had two categories. This video highlights the five finalists in each category.

For more info on the prize, finalists, jury, see fost.org/prize

09/30/2018
The Future of Gaming with AI

What if we could use AI to create deep characters and a world that would allow players complete agency? A game whose plot unfolds as players travel and interact with the simulation? Chet Faliszek, Creative Director at Bossa Studios—who has written some of the most loved video games of all time, including Half Life, Portal, and Left for Dead—has set out to bring this vision to life.

Music Provided by Musicbed

Apply to attend the FoST Summit here: futureofstorytelling.org/summit/

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09/26/2018
PokémonGO: Let’s Play Together

Humans have an innate desire to be social, but our social capital has declined over the years as we started plugging into entertainment technologies like TV. John Hanke, CEO of Niantic and creator of PokemonGo is coming up with new forms of entertainment that are helping us return to our natural, social states.

Directed by Naotomo Umewaka

Apply to attend the FoST Summit here: futureofstorytelling.org/summit/

Find us on Instagram:
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and Twitter: twitter.com/fostorg

09/25/2018
National Geographic: Join the discussion

How can brands most effectively drive change while continuing to be true to themselves and be profitable? National Geographic CMO Jill Cress says it all comes down to striking the right balance of content, purpose, and action.

Music provided by Musicbed

Directed by Mary John Frank

Apply to attend the FoST Summit here: futureofstorytelling.org/summit/

Find us on Instagram:
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and Twitter: twitter.com/fostorg

09/24/2018
The Bias Filter

What kinds of stories should we be telling? One classic narrative we all know is the classic rags-to-riches story. A disenfranchised protagonist overcomes all odds to rise above their means. Sound familiar? Unfortunately, this type of narrative actually reinforces marginalization by painting it as the normative experience. Preying upon our implicit biases, these stories do more harm than good. Alexis McGill Johnson, Executive Director and cofounder of the Perception Institute, believes that in order to overcome implicit bias we need to look at the science of bias.

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Apply to attend the FoST Summit here: futureofstorytelling.org/summit/

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Cooler than Cool - Igloo Vision pops up at Future of StoryTelling Summit #Savethestories
09/19/2018
Igloo Vision

Cooler than Cool - Igloo Vision pops up at Future of StoryTelling Summit #Savethestories

Enjoy immersive 360 shared experiences inside a unique dome projection.

09/19/2018
Autonomous Virtual Humans

Mark Sagar, CEO of Soul Machines, wants you to imagine a future with emotionally intelligent, digital humans. Sagar talks about Soul Machines’s latest project, Baby X, and the unlimited potential of character-driven narratives.

Apply to attend the FoST Summit here: futureofstorytelling.org/summit/

Music Provided by Musicbed

Directed by Uno Loco

09/18/2018
The Sixth Sense: Creating Experiential Umami

Grace Boyle is the founder and Director of TheFeelies, creating stories that speak to all of your senses. She believes that opening up greater realms of our perception for storytelling–painting with more of that sensory palette–can allow audiences to form intuition and connect with the experiences of others and the world around them. Audiences have seen everything. Now it’s time for them to feel, smell, and taste everything.

Apply to attend the FoST Summit here: futureofstorytelling.org/summit/

Music provided by Musicbed

09/17/2018
The Imaginarium Studios and Magic Leap

The Imaginarium Studios and Magic Leap have partnered to change the way people experience entertainment by capturing the magic of performance for spatial computing.

Apply to attend the FoST Summit here: futureofstorytelling.org/summit/

09/15/2018
Good is the New Cool

Bobby Jones, coauthor of Good Is The New Cool , left advertising for nonprofit work after feeling disillusioned that his work didn’t have real meaning. Jones describes what he feels is a current crisis of meaninglessness, and notes that he’s not alone. He walks us through seven principles that brands need to follow in order to find their purpose and deliver on it.

Apply to attend the FoST Summit here: futureofstorytelling.org/summit/

Music Provided by Musicbed

Additional Footage by Filmsupply

09/14/2018
What is Reality?

Neuroscientist Anil Seth explains how what we perceive isn’t an accurate reflection of a real, externally existing world. In fact, perception and hallucination are based on similar processes—they are our brain’s interpretation of myriad inputs. His groundbreaking research provides fascinating insight into what this means for storytelling.

Apply to attend the FoST Summit here: futureofstorytelling.org/summit/

Directed & Animated by Lazy Chief

Music provided by Musicbed

09/13/2018
Diversify Everything

Karina Wilsher, Global COO of Anomaly, believes that brands are the first responders when it comes to creating true diversity. In order to produce content that better reflects our world, brands need to harness the differing viewpoints and life experiences of their team. Not only does this allow companies to respond in an intelligent and empathetic manner to real-time cultural conflicts and situations, but it also increases their appeal to broader audiences.

Apply to attend the FoST Summit here: futureofstorytelling.org/summit/

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