StoryCode's Chapters hold monthly events feature immersive media project presentations coupled WITH discussion.
Transmedia Marketing & CYOA Blog Fiction
December 1, 2014 - 6pm to 8pm
MIT 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA (Room 4-231) Map
On December 1st StoryCode Boston and the MIT Open Documentary Lab present award-winning journalist and media strategist Anne Zeiser on the power of transmedia marketing, and writer Sarah Wolf on her "choose-your-own-adventure" narrative blog! Nifty!
Anne Zeiser has worked at PBS’s WGBH and CBS News/Boston; in government and on public projects; and at several national marketing firms. She founded Azure Media, which produces high profile transmedia projects that fuel positive social impact in communities, in schools, and in capitols. Zeiser is a board member of the Filmmakers Collaborative, a member of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, and an adjunct professor at Emerson College.
Anne will be speaking about the power of immersive and cross-platform storytelling in transmedia marketing, highlighting the successful case study of the Lizzie Bennet Diaries, a modern-day classic retelling of "Pride and Prejudice".
Anne is also the author of the forthcoming Transmedia Marketing: From Film and TV to Games and Digital Media, a new title from Focal Press in The American Film Market® Presents book series (due out in April 2015).
An Ohio native, Sarah Wolf moved to Boston in 2002 to earn an MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College. With a publishing history that spans back to 1994, including self-publishing a novel, two short story collections, and two poetry collections, in 2011, she set a goal to write every single day and has accomplished that feat with a number of interactive blog projects, including the latest "The Untitled 2014 Blog," a choose-your-own-adventure-style piece of fiction.
Have a look at Sarah's CYOA narrative here today and choose where her story will go tomorrow! :) http://theuntitled2014blog.blogspot.com/Register Here
Karim Ahmad / FUTURESTATES
Join us for an evening with Karim Ahmad and meet other StoryCode enthusiasts!
Karim Ahmad is the Senior Digital Content Strategist for ITVS, where he oversees the organization's digital content funding initiatives & portfolio. He is the Creator and Producer of the acclaimed digital series FUTURESTATES, recently reinvented as an immersive storyworld experience at futurestates.tv, and the ITVS Storylab, a development fund/incubator of next generation web series for public media distribution. He is also an independent cross-platform writer and producer, currently developing a portfolio of feature films, TV series, comic books and interactive media projects. He can be found on Twitter at @the_karachi_kid.Register Here
StoryCode NYC Holiday Social
December 9, 2014 - 6:30pm
3 Bleecker St btw Lafayette & Bowery
Join us for our annual Holiday Social - a great opportunity to socialize and network with other immersive media makers over drinks.
It's time for the annual StoryCode Holiday Social! As always, it will be a great opportunity to catch up with old friends, meet new collaborators and like-minded folks in the story+tech space, and enjoy the holiday season with a drink.
Looking forward to seeing you all!
REGISTRATION NOT OPEN YET
The Silent History
December 2, 2014 - 6pm to 9pm
Eli Horowitz and Russell Quinn are the creators of Webby Award-winning iOS novel The Silent History (http://www.thesilenthistory.com/), written and designed specially for mobile devices. The app uses serialization, exploration, and collaboration to tell the story of a generation of unusual children — born without the ability to create or comprehend language. The team (formerly of McSweeney’s) is now at work on another interactive project and in this StoryCode you’ll get a look under the hood. Should be a great chance to learn about how developers and authors can co-inspire and drive a project forward.
Hang: 8pmRegister Here