All Workshop Leaders



FOST SUMMIT

B.E.A.T. Featuring Kaila Mullady and Y?
Let loose, get creative, and have some fun while learning the basics of beatboxing, writing, rhyming, and performing.
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Lorraine Bardeen & Carrine Fisher
General Manager / Executive Producer, HoloLens / Actiongram
In this workshop, you’ll have the opportunity to be introduced to mixed-reality storytelling via HoloLens’s Actiongram experience, which offers a gallery of characters, props, and more!
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Brock Davis
Artist & CCO, space150
This participatory workshop will explore how to break through creative ruts and create opportunities for new frontiers in the familiar.
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Frederik Duerinck
Filmmaker, Artist & Designer, Famous Deaths
In this workshop, Frederik Duerinck and Marcel van Brakel will teach you how to incorporate smell and touch to create embodied narratives.
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Tracy Fullerton
Game Designer, Professor & Director, USC Games Program
Dive into the design of game mechanics that create meaningful narrative play.
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Sophie Hebdidge
Product Developer, Decoded
Using open-source bot technologies, you'll build your own chat bot that represents a persona of your choosing, then interact with it and those of the rest of the group.
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Brown Johnson
EVP & Creative Director, Sesame Workshop
In this workshop, you'll work in small teams to create your own mini Sesame Street episode, learning what really goes into creating the iconic series.
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Ian Jones-Quartey
Creator, Cartoon Network's OK K.O.!
Experience the collaborative process used by the Cartoon Network for creating new characters and stories, and walk out with a new perspective on co-authorship and the creation of new worlds.
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Christian Lachel, Matthew Solari & Brad Shelton
BRC Imagination Arts
Learn how to create an engaging, immersive experience that is crafted and assembled through a powerful story and theme.
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Benjamin Lehmann
Supervising Producer, Sesame Street
In this workshop, Real Sesame Street puppeteers will walk you through all aspects of creating a TV puppetry performance, from the acting itself to the sometimes-surprising technical requirements involved.
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Margaret McLaughlin & Cameron Ewing
The Factory at Facebook
Join us as we discuss the production of our narrative VR film, Here and Now; set in New York’s Grand Central Station, it utilizes a single take to follow a variety of characters as they go about their day.
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Zach Morris, Tom Pearson & Jennine Willett
Third Rail Projects
This hands-on workshop will provide an overview of the concepts, methods, and perspectives that Third Rail Projects employs in creating its immersive/experiential theater works, which include Then She Fell and The Grand Paradise.
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Eli Pariser
Cofounder & Co-CEO, Upworthy
This session will focus on creating emotional, provocative stories that inspire your audience to care—and share.
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Bjarke Pedersen & Johanna Koljonen
Creative Director / Founding Partner, Odyssé
LARP is an emerging art form in which you can explore any world, embody any character, and tell complex stories in any genre.
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Kyle Ruddick
Filmmaker & Experience Designer
Get a crash course on the latest affordable sensors and input devices.
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Randy Scott Slavin
Founder, NYC Drone Film Festival
In this workshop, you'll not only fly drones but also shoot video with them and learn the fundamentals of aerial cinematography and aerial camera movement.
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Resh Sidhu
Creative Director, VR, Framestore
In this engaging and inspiring workshop, Resh Sidu will arm you with the knowledge and tools to harness the power of virtual reality.
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Louise Story
Executive Producer, LIve-Stream Programming, The New York Times
The session will include a workshop challenge in which you’ll work in small groups to create and share your own livestreams.
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Bradley Theodore
Artist
You’ll be led through a creative, collaborative art exercise using Tilt Brush, and Bradley will discuss how the fundamentals of his approach to fine art translate to this new medium.
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Charlie Todd
Founder, Improv Everywhere
This workshop will introduce you to the basics of long-form improv comedy with an emphasis on acting on ideas quickly.
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John Underkoffler
CEO, Oblong Industries
John Underkoffler is Founder and CEO of Oblong Industries, developer of the gspeak Spatial Operating Environment and the Mezzanine system for immersive visual collaboration across the enterprise.
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Lance Weiler
Storyteller, Entrepreneur, & Thought Leader
This workshop will introduce you to creative ways to harness the Internet of Things to let stories spill from screens, into the real world, and back.
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