StoryCode's Chapters hold monthly events feature immersive media project presentations coupled WITH discussion.
Creators of the acclaimed iPad project "Pry"
February 11, 2015 - 7:30PM
The Hub LA (830 Traction Ave, Top Floor, Los Angeles CA 90013)
Join us for an evening with Danny Cannizzaro and Samantha Gorman, aka Tender Claws, the creative team behind the acclaimed iPad experience "Pry." This event, which combines a live reading/demo of "Pry" with insights from the creators, offers a great opportunity to meet new people and tap into the creative energy of the growing StoryCode LA community.
"Pry" is an app novella that reimagines the form of the eBook. It is also one of the most lauded new media projects in recent memory: it was a finalist for The Future of Storytelling Prize in 2014, and was recently nominated for an Independent Games Festival Award in "Excellence in Narrative." Combining elements of filmmaking, gaming and metafiction, "Pry" is a groundbreaking experiment in literature that could potentially transform the way stories are told.
Check out the trailer here: http://vimeo.com/108076151
And read about "Pry" in LA Weekly: http://www.laweekly.com/arts/pry-is-a-novella-meetsipad-app-that-you-touch-5242790
This one's a must-see event for anyone who cares about how technology is transforming storytelling. We look forward to seeing you there.
Tender Claws bio:
Tender Claws is is an art collective and studio working at the intersection of art and technology. For the last decade, Danny Cannizzaro and Samantha Gorman have collaborated on projects ranging across a wide variety of media from virtual reality and OCR to mobile apps. Tender Claw’s most recent release PRY [prynovella.com] is a finalist for The Future of Storytelling Prize, The New Media Writing Prize and an Independent Games Festival Award in “Excellence in Narrative”. Danny’s practice draws from painting, animation, cinema, design and coding. He has worked professionally as an art director at B-Reel on projects for Google, Facebook and Kanye West. Samantha is a Ph.d Fellow within the USC Cinema School. She has previously taught Writing for Digital Media at Brown University and Digitally Mediated Performance at Rhode Island School of Design.