NEW INC Panel: Transmedia Activism - Democratizing Storytelling
Feb 11th 7pm - NEW INC, 2nd Floor, 231 Bowery, NY 10002.
NEW INC Panel: The Empathy Machine - Can A.I. experiences teach us to be better human beings?
March 19th 7pm - NEW INC, 2nd Floor, 231 Bowery, NY 10002.
Ticket Information coming soon!
I am available for speaking engagements and workshops for 2019 and 2020.
As a thought leader in Transmedia Storytelling and New Media with a focus in Social Impact and User Experience, I am regularly invite to give talks and speak on panels in-house or at conferences and film festivals world-wide. I also teach traditional and immersive filmmaking at the New York Film Academy and give workshops worldwide.
Transmedia = a grand polymyth told across multiple platforms and formats; both old and new; together with the audience.
Polymyth™ = cyclical journeys or quests undertaken by multiple mythical heroes with unpredictable natures and uncertain fates within one storyworld.
“Transmedia was all the rage and predicted to be the future of advertising and storytelling about ten years ago but it never fully lived up to its promise. Why is that? A couple of factors contributed to this. An inadequate understanding of transmedia storytelling by storytellers and brands, and more importantly, the audience and technology were not ready for it. This resulted in large-scale campaigns with unsatisfactory track records leading to an inability to crack a business model to justify these campaigns. Now both the technology has caught up, and the audience has an appetite for this type of storytelling. Storytellers and brands need to realize, Transmedia is the future of advertising.”
“The Experience Era is the death of the Hero's Journey; at least as we know it. The internet has broken down the 4th wall and has let us rediscovered the participatory nature of storytelling. Audiences no longer want nor need a hero to save the day; they want and are their own hero, they want to matter and demand radical inclusion. We have entered the era of the Polymyth™ and communal storytelling, which are at the core of Transmedia Storytelling and have made it so more relevant than ever.”
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Since 2016 I teach at THE NEW YORK FILM ACADEMY 4-Week Music Video Workshop