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FoST
SUMMIT
OCTOBER 4 & 5, 2017, NYC
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.
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FoST
FEST
OCTOBER 6–9, 2017, NYC
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.
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THIS MONTH'S EVENTS
  • FEBRUARY

Accomplice the Show
NOVEMBER 01-NOVEMBER 20, 2016
The last month to check out Accomplice and be taken on a theatrical journey through the city streets. 
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The Grand Paradise
NOVEMBER 01-NOVEMBER 30, 2016
Set in the late 1970s and early 80s, guests are invited to explore the Grand Paradise, a tropical resort that purports to be the home of the Fountain of Youth. 
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Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art
NOVEMBER 01-FEBRUARY 05, 2017
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.
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The Tension Experience
NOVEMBER 01-NOVEMBER 30, 2016
Latest addition to the increase of immersive theater in Los Angeles. A guided immersive journey combining theater, performance art, and horror.
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The Encounter
NOVEMBER 01-NOVEMBER 30, 2016
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. 
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The Voice of a Woman Festival NYC
November 05, 2016
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.
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The Moth GrandSLAM
November 07, 2016
The Moth presents true stories, told live. After ten StorySLAMs in a city, the winners then compete for the title of GrandSLAM Champion with a brand new story. 
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A Conversation with HBO President of Documentary Films, Sheila Nevins
November 08, 2016
Sheila Nevins, one of the most influential filmmakers in the country, discusses legal issues facing filmmakers.
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AltspaceVR's Election Night on Democracy Plaza
November 08, 2016
Join the world in VR and watch live coverage of election night.
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Exploring Future Reality
November 10, 2016
Exploring Future Reality is a full day event with faculty researchers and industry experts delivering lightning talks, presentations and interactive demos.
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VR/AR in Travel, Real-Estate, and Airbnb
November 16, 2016
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.
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Telling Compelling Stories with Data
November 17, 2016
The Tow Center for Digital Journalism presents Dona Wong, former graphics director at The Wall Street Journal, who will discuss the dos and don'ts of presenting data, facts, and figures.
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Pop-Up Magazine
November 17, 2016
Pop-Up Magazine is a live magazine, created for a stage, a screen, and a live audience.
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Yung Jake: A Lecture
November 18, 2016
Yung Jake will discuss his evolution as an artist and will disclose his process as he moves between existing online, in the gallery space, and in the real world.
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Class: Educational Video Game Design: Best Practices
November 22, 2016
Use analogies and storytelling to make great educational video games: avoid the common pitfalls of literal interpretation and learn new ways to think creatively about curriculum design through games.
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Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation
November 26, 2016
Eyeworks is a curated annual festival that exhibits classic and contemporary experimental animation.
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Al Gore's 24 Hours of Reality
DECEMBER 05-DECEMBER 06, 2016
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. 
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The New Storytellers II
December 07, 2016
A conference day curated by Phi and Future of StoryTelling on the theme Real and Virtual Worlds: Blurring the Boundaries.
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Open Score
December 10, 2016
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. 
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The Moth GrandSLAM Championship
December 12, 2016
The Moth presents true stories, told live. The winners of the StorySLAMs come to compete for the title of GrandSLAM Champion with a brand new story. This is the ultimate battle of wits and words.
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Altspace VR presents Chew on This Storytelling
December 20, 2016
Altspace VR's first storytelling event in virtual reality!  Storytelling is a 5-10 minute format of sharing a personal story that will inspire, and elicit the boundaries of your imagination to soar. 
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Midnight Millions
DECEMBER 31-JANUARY 01, 2017
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.
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The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart
JANUARY 20-FEBRUARY 28, 2017
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.
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Watson at the Met Scavenger Hunt
JANUARY 20-MAY 31, 2017
Go on a whirlwind tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art using the art itself to help solve a murder mystery.
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Oral History & Podcasting/Radio Storytelling
January 28, 2017
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.
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The Museum Workout
FEBRUARY 01-FEBRUARY 12, 2017
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.
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Beardo
FEBRUARY 03-FEBRUARY 26, 2017
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.
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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.
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Immersive Storytelling Symposium
February 05, 2017
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.
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Snapchat for News
February 08, 2017
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.
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BAM RadioLoveFest
FEBRUARY 08-FEBRUARY 11, 2017
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.
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Write Bloody Super Party Author Showcase
February 08, 2017
Presented by Capital Fringe and Write Bloody Publishing, authors including FoST alums Sarah Kay and Clint Smith share their recent work.
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Valentine’s Night with LoftOpera
FEBRUARY 11-FEBRUARY 14, 2017
Enjoy a romantic evening of cocktails, snacks, and chocolate as you take in 35 minutes of love songs by Fauré, sung by FoST FEST performers LoftOpera with string quartet accompaniment.
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ARTandVR: A Futurist Festival
February 18, 2017
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.
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Versions: A New Reality Conference
FEBRUARY 25-FEBRUARY 26, 2017
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.
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BAM Teknopolis 2017
FEBRUARY 27-MARCH 10, 2017
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!
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