The inaugural FoST summit was just the first step to connecting people across the globe that are passionate about the art, science, and business of storytelling.
STARTING NEXT WEEK we’re continuing the conversations initiated at FoST by launching a weekly series of “Virtual Roundtables” lead by each of our 2012 speakers and powered by google+ Hangouts. Didn’t get to attend? or looking to reconnect with friends you made at the summit? Here’s your chance.
Join us and Local Projects Founder, Jake Barton, to discuss Collaborative Storytelling in the Digital Age. To tune in, RSVP to the Hangout on our Google Plus page: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/ckptamddoak1cn0h8rj8n96qq74
We love all the FoST Family shout outs in Grossman & Partners annual report about the ever-evolving conversation that is our culture. According to Zeitguide Creator and FoST Facilitator, Brad Grossman, the “Technology” section of the digital publication “oozed out of its tidy box” and found its way into just about every relevant topic for 2013. As storytellers, we can certainly relate.
FoST Advisors Beth Comstock of GE, Jeffrey Zurofsky of ‘wichcraft, and Rachel Shechtman of Story, all add their insights and predictions for topics such as “Data Gets Sexy” and “Enterprise Gets Social”.
Check out the report for yourself here: http://thezeitguide.com/newsletter/issues/zeitguide2013
It’s been over a month since Hurricane Sandy battered the eastern seaboard, but regions in the tri-state area affected by the storm are still in need of serious aid and attention. We’ll be making a trip to Snug Harbor, Staten Island, this Friday 12/7 to help with some of the clean up. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Cynthia Taylor (address above) if you’d like get involved in rebuilding efforts.
David Rowan, Editor of Wired UK, outlines his takeaways from the FoST summit in his recent Wired UK article.
“For me the most revealing discussions included one led by Damian Kulash, who explored the new economic realities for musicians — in which income comes not only from music, but from concerts, licensing, sponsorship and speaking engagements.”
Damian Kulash of OK Go (center) shares his secrets to creating viral content with David Rowan of Wired UK (right) and Lauren Zalaznick (left), a FoST Board of Advisor and Chairman, Entertainment and Digital Networks and Integrated Media at NBC Universal.
Read the full post here: http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2012-11/22/the-future-of-storyingtelling
A handful of FoST 2012 Presenters have been popping up all over the media and conference circuit since the October 5th Future of StoryTelling summit. Here’s a rundown of what some of them have been up to:
Brian Seth Hurst speaks at the StoryWorld conference in LA, and Daria Musk ”Hangs out” in Tel Aviv. Both pictured here at the FoST VIP Party on the rooftop of the McKittrick Hotel, about to make their way into the immersive theater experience, Sleep No More.
Sririam Kosuri speaks at PopTech in Camden, ME. Here he is at FoST holding a strand of DNA containing 70 Billion html copies of the text book, Regenesis.
Jake Barton discusses the future of cities in London during the Wired 2012 event, pictured above leading a discussion about the power of collaborative storytelling at FoST.
Look familiar? Industry City Distillery, the FoST 2012 Partner that graciously provided the mixology for the summit cocktail party, worked with us to create a custom packaged batch of their handcrafted No. 2 Vodka.
ICD is a Brooklyn-based distillery that utlizies the latest in scientific research, industrial processes, and materials technology—”blended with tradition”—to produce a spirit that is artfully engineered for the 21st century. You can read more about their process at www.drinkicd.com.
Stay tuned for Vodka No. 3 due out in December!
Thanks to Peter, Rich, Max, Zak, and Dave @drinkicd.
After a week without power in lower Manhattan, we’re grateful to report that we fared remarkably well in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Our hearts and thoughts go out to those victims who were not so lucky, particularly our friends in Staten Island where we launched the inaugural Future of StoryTelling summit one month ago.
Thankfully, Snug Harbor incurred minimal damage and we’re hoping to make it out there within the next week to help with some of the clean up. We’d like to take this opportunity to share some of the beautiful images taken of the campus during FoST, and acknowledge how fortunate we were for such a serene and picturesque day.
For the lucky handful of FoST attendees who made it into Todd Oldham’s packed workshop, we trust you learned enough about duct tape design to equip you (and your devices) for a lifetime.
What you may NOT have learned, is that Oldham designed the bulk of the onsite branding for the entire event, everything from the signage on the dock, to the tablecloths on the roundtables. Take a look!
Thank you to Todd and everyone at Todd Oldham Studios who helped bring the FoST identity to life!
From the early morning ferry ride, to the gripping tales by the Moth, roundtables, workshops, performances, cocktails in Tuscany and a feast fit for a storied king, the inaugural FoST summit is a story worth retelling…
Early Morning ferry ride across the Upper Manhattan Bay
The lovely Ophira Eisenburg of the Moth and Damian Kulash of OK Go
Aaron Koblin discusses new forms of creation and communication
Pilobolus teaches us how to become a story in motion
Jonathan Harris and Everett Katigbak explore the power of networked storytelling with Cowbird
An elegant, family-style dinner presented by ‘wichcraft & Riverpark
Daria Musk brings down the house during a live-streamed Google+ Hangout
What did we leave out? Please send your favorite images from the day to email@example.com, or share them on twitter @fostorg.
FoST main stage presenter, Dr. Sriram Kosuri, points out in this eye-opening film, the challenge of storytellers won’t necessarily be how to preserve what they create, but rather how to keep it from getting lost forever amid the clutter.