StoryCode's Chapters hold monthly events feature immersive media project presentations coupled WITH discussion.

Boston

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Vivek Bald's Bengali Harlem

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StoryCode Boston October Meetup

October 6, 2014 - 6pm to 730pm

MIT Building 4, Room 231 @ 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA

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On October 6th StoryCode Boston presents MIT documentary filmmaker Vivek Bald and his ongoing narrative endeavor to reconstruct the lost history of South Asian immigrants in the early 20th century in his book and film Bengali Harlem.

Also, we'll chat about a future StoryCode hack event in the works, and would love your input!  Note that we have changed rooms for this semester, we will be in Building 4 on the second floor, room 231

Vivek Bald is a scholar, writer, and documentary filmmaker whose work focuses on histories of migration and diaspora, particularly from the South Asian subcontinent. He is an Associate Professor of Writing and Digital Media at MIT. He is the director of three documentary films: Taxi-vala/Auto-biography, Mutiny: Asians Storm British Music, and In Search of Bengali Harlem (forthcoming). More information can be found at bengaliharlem.com. His book "Bengali Harlem and the Lost Histories of South Asian America" was published in January 2013 by Harvard University Press and won the 2014 Saloutos Book Award.

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StoryCode Los Angeles MeetUp with Jason Brush and Matt Yoka

October 15, 2014 - 7:30PM
The Hub LA 830 Traction Ave, Top Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90013, Los Angeles, CA

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Join us for a one-two-punch of incredible interactive work. The evening begins with Matt Yoka, director of Ty Segall's new interactive music video "Manipulator." Yoka will perform a live screening of the video, and discuss how he came up with its cut-and-paste, maximalist aesthetic.

Next up is the main event: a compact talk and Q & A session with Cannes Lion-award-winning UX designer and media theorist Jason Brush. Brush will speak about why interactive filmmaking represents the cutting edge of storytelling, and will give an overview of the past, present and future of this rapidly evolving form.

Jason Brush is Executive Creative Director and EVP of UX at POSSIBLE, where he oversees Creative and User Experience Design in the agency’s Los Angeles branch, and User Experience Design globally. His work has won the Cannes Lions Gold (for Google Art Project), three Interactive Emmys (for ABC.com and NBC ‘s online broadcast of the Beijing Olympics), and the Industrial Design Society of America’s IDEA Bronze (for Samsung Handset UI), among other awards. Recent projects he has lead include the interface of the PlayStation 4, GatesFoundation.org, dashboard interfaces for the BMW i3, and in-classroom education applications for Pearson Education. Jason teaches at UCLA‘s Department of Film, Television & Digital Media, and at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, and holds an MFA in Film Directing from UCLA.

Matt Yoka is a Los Angeles-based filmmaker and frequent collaborator with Ty Segall. He was a Collaborative Fellow at UnionDocs in 2011, and, in 2014, graduated USC's Annenberg School of Journalism's Masters program, where he received a Pulitzer scholarship. In between, he rose from intern to journalist to field producer at VICE, and created work that appeared on such platforms as the Awl and KPCC. He's currently working on his first feature-length documentary.

"Manipulator" in the NY Times

Jason Brush at Tribeca Interactive Day

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