Carlos A. Scolari has a Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics and Communication Languages (Catholic University of Milan, Italy) and a Degree in Social Communication (University of Rosario, Argentina). He is Associate Professor at the Department of Communication of the University Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain). He's lectured about digital interfaces, media ecology and interactive communication in more than 20 European and Latin American countries. Between 1990-2002 he worked as Interaction /Interface Designer at Ars Media (Torino, Italy).
Most important publications: Hipermediaciones. Elementos para una teoría de la comunicación digital interactiva (2008), El fin de los medios masivos (with M. Carlón, 2009), Crossmedia Innovations (with I. Ibrus, 2012) y Narrativas Transmedia (2013) and Archaeology of Transmedia (with P. Bertetti and M. Freeman, Palgrave, 2014 - in press). His articles have been published en Communication Theory, New Media & Society, International Journal of Communication, Semiotica, Information, Communication & Society, Journal of Visual Literacy, Comunicación y Sociedad, deSignis, Signo y Pensamiento, etc.
Montecarlo, born in Barcelona, Spain. BA in Fine Arts and MBA in Film and TV. Started his career as a comic-book author (writer & artist) and video maker. Since then he has written feature films and has script-doctored other film projects (fiction & documentary). He has directed short films and 3D animation series, taking charge of the script, the storyboard and direction. He has also designed exhibitions, and interactive games.
His interest in exploring new narrative strands has led him to create Química visual (Visual Chemistry). The company works in two areas: Storytelling for organizations and Creation of Transmedia Projects. He combines this work with lectures and workshops in the same areas. He is co-author of the novel “El consejo” (The board/The advice), a story about the power of Storytelling, and author of “Filmmaking Techniques” and “One Day at a Time – a Journey Through Images”. Currently he is working on several transmedia projects and in the organization of events related to the subject. Simultaneously he is preparing his PhD on Narrative Structures in Visual Media.
Born in the south of downtown San José, Costa Rica, Javier describes himself as a lover of good stories and funny jokes. He studied graphic design in high school and later got his diploma in advertising and public relations at the University of Costa Rica. Javier is currently studying a Masters in Management of Information and Communications Technology at the National University of Costa Rica.
Javier started his career as a journalist for the Central American and Caribbean edition of Advertising Age magazine, where he was Managing Editor from 2011 to 2013. He then moved on to work for Grupo Nación, the biggest Costa Rican editing group, as brand manager of La Nación, one of the most important newspapers of the country.
As copywriter, Javier has won awards in international festivals such as Copywriters in Chile and Caracol de Plata in Mexico, along with other Costa Rican accolades in the public relations realm.
Andrea has two passions: storytelling and interaction. This has led to her donning several hats over the years: director, transmedia producer, storyteller, and even experience creator.
She became the first transmedia creator of Costa Rica in 2013, when “Caída Libre” premiered, a story that spanned across film, audio and the written word. The production was the first audiovisual work in the country to hold a Creative Commons By license, and was officially selected at the 2013 edition of the Creative Commons Nordic Film Festival.
Also in 2013, Andrea cofounded Costa Rica’s first interaction design school, at VERITAS University, which now has 15 active graduate students. She has written several articles for the nationally acclaimed arts and culture magazine Revista Áncora, and her work has been featured on La Nación, CRHoy.com, AmeliaRueda.com, and Teletica.
Julien is a media specialist. After Science Po in Paris, he has been a reporter for several magazines and daily papers. He co-founded and is Editor in Chief of the magazine Don Quichotte. He is also Editor in Chief of CAPA online, works with Serge Moati on a French wellknown Politics TV Show. Director of local television programs (Télénantes) and Editor in chief of the electronic editions of Terra eco.
Philippe is an Internet pioneer. In 1994, he was the first service and hosting provider in Nantes. He rapidly specialised in counselling and advice on community and public services’ web projects (he was involved in the SmartCities project). In 1997, he founded Kosmos, a company developing and editing content management software (CMS) for universities, large organisations and education (leader in France). In 2005, he sold his company and has since spent all his time mounting innovate collaborative projects at the crossroads of information and Internet.
Producer and Content creator for multiple platforms. A world traveller, she has worked in theatre, film, TV and Art exhibits for the last 15 years. She has a BA in Art Theory from La Universidad del Claustro de Sor Juana in her hometown D.F. and received her MA in Film Studies from the University of Kent in Canterbury. Nine years ago she moved to Los Angeles from Mexico City to work alongside Academy Award winner Actor and UNESCO Special Envoy Forest Whitaker, helping develop projects and managing operations for a variety of endeavors. Her main interest regardless of the platform is and will always be the story. She is interested in stories that matter, that talk about the human race, our emotions, our failings, and how do we come together. If this is done through sci-fi that is a huge plus. She is currently experimenting with immersive media.
Aina Abiodun and Mike Knowlton co-founded StoryCode as a way to provide much-needed support to a burgeoning community of immersive media creators and to introduce the public to this new form of storytelling. StoryCode is an open-source chapter based movement.
We invite enthusiasts and professionals alike "to storycode" — simply meaning, to tell a story in a new way, using the bounty of new tools at our disposal.
Nadia Berg is a photographer, a journalist and cross-media project manager. Eager to expand the narrative fields, she focuses on the creation of exhibitions and participates in transmedia productions as a writer or director of production.
Ken is the founder and creative director of Truth Be Told Creative. A story telling shop on a mission to help good causes tell powerful stories. Ken is an expert at cinematic storytelling and creative strategy. Through ethnography and research he develops insights and uses them to craft creative and documentary films to help causes make an impact. Ken is passionately curious, a talent that has lead him to the powerful truths of organizations working to solve climate, education, poverty & human rights issues around the world. His most recent films are being shown on Virgin America entertainment to raise awareness on ocean health for The Marine Mammal Center, on PBS raising awareness for Alzheimer's Disease and for the country of Malawi on Family Planning and gender equality. He studied at Georgetown and Oxford and is into woodworking and cycling.
Michael is a screenwriter, transmedia director, and expert in storytelling on mobile devices. He has a M.S. degree in Comparative Media Studies from M.I.T. where he specialized in developing multiplatform documentary films. Michael’s media production career began as a freelance radio reporter filing segments on human issues in technology for NPR’s “Morning Edition” and PRI technology shows. In 2006 Michael founded Untravel Media, a transmedia storytelling studio comprised of filmmakers, developers, and designers specializing in cinematic applications for mobile devices. The company has developed cross-platform apps for MTV, PBS, the Venice Biennale, and many museum and broadcast clients. Untravel’s 2009 project WALKING CINEMA: MURDER ON BEACON HILL (see:www.parkmanmurder.com was the company’s first transmedia project, extending a PBS American Experience documentary into the streets of Boston as a mobile app. Epstein is currently working on SOMA STORIES, a hybrid fiction/documentary about San Francisco’s current tech. boom. In the fall of 2014, Epstein will be an Adjunct Professor at the California College of Art, teaching a studio course titled “Landmarks, Memory, and Mobile Media.”
Born out of the Singapore Transmedia Meetup group the StoryCode Singapore chapter continues to advocate and educate about new forms and formats of narrative experiences set in the media business context of Singapore as well as the South-East Asian region.
Marco Sparmberg is an award-winning transmedia producer and content strategist. Holding a MFA degree from Hong Kong Baptist University, he also is lecturer on university level as well as public speaker for new media and digital content strategies. While in Hong Kong, he worked as lead project developer for Salon Films with focus on international co-production and Pan-Asia film finance. In 2012, Marco co-founded Haexagon Concepts, Asia's first transmedia content and IP management agency dedicated to create and implement new forms of digital, immersive and interactive story formats into the APAC entertainment market. In the following year, he was one of the Transmedia Alliance's founding members and got selected for the Berlinale Talent Campus. While building internationally connected and recognized communities for South-East Asian storytellers and content creators he founded the Hong Kong Webfest as well as the Singapore chapter of StoryCode. In 2014, Marco joined MediaCorp as Senior Transmedia Producer at the Studios Division, developing transmedia extensions and content strategies for the national broadcaster’s prime time programming and tent-pole events. With the formation of the Digital Group in July 2015, Marco moved into the position of Social Media Lead. In this role, he is heading the Audience Development team and drives digital initiatives across MediaCorp’s social media networks.
Storycode chapters convene real life events designed to educate, inform and connect creators of immersive and interactive stories. At the core of the Storycode movement is the willingness to make, experiment and participate in growing a broad and expansive discipline which will spawn new immersive experiences, stories and technologies.
Ester Harding is an All Media Producer, with a passion for social-impact story telling and engaging audiences across platforms - she likes to push the boundaries in form, as well as subject. An award-winning filmmaker, Ester's previous work includes interactive docs for SBS Online and the all media wraparound for Storm Surfers 3D (winning the Screen Producers Australia Interactive Producer of the Year Award in 2012). With Media Stockade, Ester's focus is on social-impact documentary films and multiplatform projects. Ester freelances as a writer of storyworld bibles; is a regular guest lecturer at Australian Film Television Radio School (AFTRS), Metro Screen and the Information & Cultural Exchange; NSW Chapter Head for Screen Producers Australia; and currently studying for her Masters in Screen Arts and Business from AFTRS. She also really likes connecting people.
Research and experimentation group made by professionals and scholars from different backgrounds - university, media, business - connected by the common interest in the potential of transmedia narratives.
Curator and producer of cultural events (film and new media), contemporary documentary researcher. For many years related to Kino.Lab program of the Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle (2010-2012 curator of the program). As a freelencer she works for cultural institutions and NGOs programming producing events (a. o. exhibitions „Direct it yourself” and „Interceptions” at Przemiany Festival of the Copernicus Science Center - 2014; KRK Interactive scetion of 55. Krakow Film Festival – 2015). She writes articles for „Obieg” art magazine and her blog „Love the Doc”. She received art grants from the Ministry of Culture and Warsaw City Council. At Warsaw University she writes her Ph. D. dedicated to contemporary documentary. Together with designer Małgorzata Jurko she works on an i-doc „Line 9”.
Culture manager, film curator, educator. Has for many years co-created the Planete+ Doc (currently Docs Against Gravity) film festival. Co-host of the podcast "Radioset" (Odbiornik), interactive content designer at New Amsterdam. Interested in the future of the audiovisual medium, documentaries, and designing experiences, among other things. Works for inter-cultural dialogue and tries to practice sustainable tourism.
Felicia Pride is a writer and producer with more than ten years experience working in media. She’s the head of media company pride collaborative, where she develops and collaborates on innovative film and media projects and has worked with PBS, NPR, the World Bank, Participant Media and more. Pride is also the director of storytelling institute StoriesLead, and the founder of The Create Daily, a startup that matches media makers with career-advancing opportunities. Felicia is the author of several books, including the essay collection The Message, which was published by media giant NBC Universal. Her latest book, To Create is a collection of interviews with black storytellers and media makers. She’s also the writer and producer of the short film THE END AGAIN, a prequel to OPENDENDED, a feature that she wrote about life, loss, and love. Currently, a media fellow at the Center for Social Impact Media at American University, Pride has riffed on narrative, media, and storytelling at universities, institutions, and events around the country. She holds an M.A. in writing and publishing from Emerson College.