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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.