The FoST Summit is an invitation-only, two-day gathering of technology, media, and communications visionaries from around the world. It is designed to put participants in direct contact with the most vital ideas, people, and technologies that are shaping the way we tell stories.
The Future of StoryTelling Festival is the largest immersive storytelling event of its kind. Open to the public, it features more than 70 interactive exhibitions, a multiperson VR theater, immersive performances, conversation panels, and other events in partnership with arts organizations, theater troupes, and experience producers around NYC.
Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905–2016 focuses on the ways in which artists have dismantled and reassembled the conventions of cinema—screen, projection, darkness—to create new experiences of the moving image.
The Encounter immerses you in the true story of National Geographic photographer Loren McIntyre lost in a remote area of Brazil in 1969, which leads to a startling encounter that is to change his life.
THE VOICE OF A WOMAN presents a bold and innovative program exploring creativity across a variety of disciplines, featuring women leaders at the fore-front of their fields, risk-takers and change-makers impacting culture.
The event will be showcasing experiences created by travel companies like YouVisit, Discovery Channel, RYOT, and NBC to show how VR experiences from the 2016 Olympics in Rio, to the Ecuadorian Amazon, and world famous cities like Paris.
Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore and The Climate Reality Project will host 24 Hours of Reality: The Road Forward. The event spends each hour looking at the 24 largest CO2 emitting countries and explores what each country can do to achieve the goals of the Paris agreement.
Convening luminary artists, writers, activists, and scholars to discuss how technology is transforming culture, Open Score will consider how, in light of our precarious and violent political moment, digital forms are called upon to assist us with tasks that range from the banal to the most urgent.
To usher in 2017 The Game Theatre presents Midnight Millions, an interactive experience where players must try to spend 1 million dollars in order to inherit a financial empire. Midnight Millions is a grand social game that will be experienced as interactive theater.
A transporting, music-filled folk theater fable that unfolds within the McKittrick Hotel’s bar and music venue, the Heath, which has been transformed into a high-spirited Scottish Pub. The full Scottish cast straight from the National Theatre of Scotland perform among and around its audience, weaving an ingenious, lyrical, and enchanting story told with live music throughout an intimate and supernatural setting.
This workshop will provide an introduction to the basic tools and techniques for creating podcasts—from the basic equipment you’ll need to get started, to interviewing, writing, and scripting, to editing and sound production.
Irreverent contemporary dance troupe (and FoST favorites) Monica Bill Barnes & Company lead this 45-minute physical journey that spans two miles of the Metropolitan Museum of Art—a route curated and narrated by illustrator and FoST 2015 workshop leader Maira Kalman.
A Russian indie rock musical from the outrageous minds that brought you Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812. This New York premiere explodes the mad inner workings of Rasputin, the infamous mystic who sexed his way to the fall of the Russian monarchy.
HOUSE: A Site-Specific Performance on the Pacific Edge
February 04, 2017
A site-specific performance created by Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre for the 1959 Midcentury Anderson House designed by Aaron G. Green. With original music performed live by Yvette Cornelia and the Treehouse, intimate choreographies will happen in the living room/kitchen, the master bedroom, and the zen garden.
A one-day symposium about the explosion of affordable virtual and augmented reality technologies. The event will take a critical look at the impact of new mass media technologies such as the Gear VR/Oculus Rift, Google Daydream/Cardboard, HTC Vive, MS Hololens, and their “immersive” effects on theater, games, news, and entertainment.
This two-hour evening workshop will explore Snapchat and its applications for news. Learn how to use the app for news-gathering and telling complex and engaging stories in a world of emojis and vertical videos.
BAM partners with WNYC to present a one-of-a-kind celebration of innovative radio, live on stage. From a special Valentine’s Day edition of The Moth to everyone’s favorite news show, Wait Wait... Don’t Tell Me!, it’s a weekend-long celebration of the personalities, stories, and shows of public radio.
An immersive exhibition of virtual reality, electronic music, visionary speakers, and interactive art. Bridging the gap between the art and tech communities of San Francisco, ARTandVR serves as a platform for local artists and a petri dish for future creation.
Versions is a new realities conference dedicated to exploring the creative landscape of virtual, augmented, mixed, and physical reality. This year’s event will take a frank look at the current pitfalls, design gaps, and technological limitations of these emerging tools, as well as how artists and technologists are persistently working to advance them in service of a dramatically new cultural form.
BAM’s first-ever tech takeover features two floors of exhibits by international digital artists and technologists, all of them building innovative bridges between the arts and technology. Includes a FoST-curated Virtual Adventure Room!
This immersive theater project takes place inside a bathtub, in an actual home. After a serious bike accident, a young woman musters up the courage to ask for help and shares her story, exploring themes of trauma, suffering, human generosity, and connection.
Join the Meta team to discuss the new technologies already here, those on the horizon and how they will change the world you live in. Learn about augmented reality (AR) and how you can start designing for user experiences and interfaces. As part of the session, Meta's UX design team members will lead AR design brainstorms and show how you can apply what you've learned to your work in AR.