StoryCode is an open-source, global community for emerging and established cross-platform and immersive storytellers.
We program a variety of events for our community members. StoryCode's goal is to build and support the community that pushes the emerging art form of cross-media storytelling forward. We try to to keep attendance costs to a minimum and keep StoryCode's events open and accessible to the public. Our events are popular and often sell out, so please RSVP for events you'd like to attend.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 5:30pm to 9pm
The Art Bar 52 8th Ave, Between Jane Street and West 4th Street, New York, NY
It's that time again - when we get together, make merry and actually have a chance to catch up on what people are up to. Come hang out, have a drink, meet your next collaborator and hear what folks in the community are up to! Happy hour is from 5-7 so get there early!
Monday, December 16, 2013 from 6:30pm to 9pm
Tides Theatre, 533 Sutter Street
StoryCode San Francisco's inaugural event will feature Daniel Burwen of Cognito Comics in a presentation of OPERATION AJAX. This interactive graphic novel tells the true story of a CIA operative in post-WWII Iran and has been called "One of the coolest media experiences on the iPad" by the New York Times. Dan will crack open his team's creative process, detailing strategies and lessons learned.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 6:30pm
Rennes Digital Canteen
This inaugural is geared towards professional and amateurs alike.
Several projects will be presented that evening, including:
- The evening edition , 100% tablet newspaper recently launched by the Ouest-France group.
- Tales of the Estuary, transmedia project developed by the company of Nantes Production Ghost Crab.
- The Mysteries of Rennes, innovative and playful cultural project to promote young people's access to the collections of the Museum of Brittany.
- NDDL , Newsgame around the new airport in Notre-Dame-des-Landes project, designed by Bastien Kerspern Hadrian Bibard and Thomas Lacroix.
- Wizar: 3D gamification tourism in Britain project carried by Domino Studios (Ploërmel).
Hoguet Benjamin, a co-founder of StoryCode Paris and co-founder of Racontr (software for creating interactive experiences with HTML5 without a single line of code) will also attend this meeting.
StoryCode transitioned in early 2013 into the ultimate global lab -- an open-source movement for creators and makers worldwide experimenting at the intersection of story and technology. With the launch of a Paris chapter in April 2013, and several other global chapters in the works, the movement has begun to take shape as a new force in the evolution of fiction and non-fiction storytelling.
We invite enthusiasts and professionals alike to “to storycode” -- simply meaning, to tell a story in a new way, using the bounty of new tools at our disposal. 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 and technologies.
In addition to providing a global network of like-minded creative minds, we also provide resources in the form of guidelines, toolkits and references for chapters. If you are interested in bringing StoryCode to your city, please contact us at email@example.com.
StoryCode partnered with Createasphere, Transmedia LA and Transmedia SF to produce the first-ever LA Story Hackathon. It was held in conjunction with the Transvergence Summit on August 7th and 8th at the W Hotel in Hollywood.
5 Teams competed to create an original cross-platform fiction story over a 26-hour period of time.
Mix a little Steve Jobs-esque pitch man presentation, with the concept of insurance for your dating life and you have Marching Penguin's hack "When Dating Goes Wrong". The story started with a live presentation from Dr. Matsumoto, the greatest inventor in the world. After one too many dating failures Dr. Matsumoto created a revolutionary new way to predict dating success or failure.
The story then went into a hilarious video (produced for the Story Hackathon) that showed the amazing new technology and the clients who are thrilled with it. Attendees of the Hackathon could even log into the website using Facebook Connect to get their "WTF" Score - their Willingness to Fall in Love.
7 teams competed in the first-ever Story Hackathon. Their challenge: create a cohesive narrative spanning 3 or more technological platforms and will execute a single one over the course of 36 hours this weekend. Projects created by the diverse group of hackers ranged from animated space journeys led by the audience, to interactive social good/activism experiences.
Two prizes were awarded at the Demo Day Event. For “Best use of Twilio”, Team Rodan picked up a special prize given by Twilio for their clever hack “What’s Your Failure Engine”.
The Grand Prize was awarded to Team Cupcakes and Rainbows for their innovative mashup of story and technology. They created, “Future Mate” - a fully immersive storytelling-meets-technology experience. Winners Gyda Arber, Brian Fountain, Allen Hahn and David Gochfeld represent a group of theater, technology and film professionals. They wowed the audience in 15 minutes with their gripping immersive theater experience/dating app hybrid.