ID@Xbox director Chris Charla explains how the democratization of game development tools is leading to an explosion of more diverse games with richer narratives. Chris believes we've entered a golden age where the next great game could come from a major studio or a twelve year-old on a laptop.
Alan Gershenfeld and Amy Fredeen— World Games
Gaming industry veteran Alan Gershenfeld partnered with Amy Fredeen of the Cook Inlet Tribal Council to transform IÐupiaq stories into an award-winning video game.
Marije Vogelzang uses food as a storytelling device to explore people's memories and communicate their stories, taking advantage of taste and smell's unique power to bypass the processing parts of our brain and connect with our emotional self.
Candice Faktor - Mobile Storytelling: The Rebirth of Reading and Writing
“People say teens don’t read…I have some evidence to suggest completely otherwise,” says Candice Faktor. Wattpad has revolutionized the way novels are created and consumed. As a social platform, Wattpad offers writers an outlet to share their voice and have their stories resonate with a larger community, while allowing global access through mobile devices.
The streets of Snug Harbor reflect the light from the street lamps. VICKI enters the frame running, coming to a sudden stop against a lamppost. Her hand rests on her forehead in a feigned post of exhaustion. ROY enters, breathing hard.
Nancy Pearson — Watson & You: Storytelling in the Age of AI
VICE PRESIDENT OF MARKETING FOR COGNITIVE BUSINESS, IBM
The cognitive system IBM Watson and its powerful machine learning have been put to use for everything from business applications to creating recipes. Nancy Pearson explores how Watson can be used as a creative tool and put to use by human storytellers.