Convergence: Immersive Media at Lincoln Center Apr 18 – Apr 26

Convergence: Immersive Media at Lincoln Center

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Sitting at the intersection of cutting edge technology and storytelling, Convergence is a forum for storytellers of all stripes to actively explore the shifting media landscape. The advent of digital and social media has created a new sort of audience. No longer content to be passive consumers of entertainment, the members of the “new audience” expect to be active participants in their media. The traditional lines separating the arts are being blurred by innovative makers who are creating stories that span multiple platforms, remixing the original and the established to create a bold new form of art. Through presentations of new work, panel programs, and special events, Convergence brings the best in immersive storytelling and transmedia to New York.

Coming Soon

FutureMate

FutureMate

2014 | 90 mins

Set in a future devastated by “The Cataclysm,” which makes finding a fertile mate more challenging than ever, FutureMate will help audience members locate that special someone.   An immersive experience that combines film, theater, and web based storytelling, FutureMate is a wickedly funny satire about life, love, and the modern surveillance state that should not be missed!

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Friday, April 18

8:00pm

Saturday, April 26

8:00pm

Past Films

A Conversation with Andrea Phillips

A Conversation with Andrea Phillips

Film Society Convergence is excited to host award-winning transmedia writer and game designer Andrea Phillips and celebrate the launch of her new book, A Creator's Guide to Transmedia Storytelling.

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Kill Screen Dialogues: Kellee Santiago on Flower & Journey

Kill Screen Dialogues: Kellee Santiago on Flower & Journey

The first edition of Kill Screen Dialogues featured Kelle Santiago, president of thatgamecompany, discussing her hit games Flower and Journey.

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Kill Screen Dialogues: Navid Khonsari, Grand Theft Auto III

Kill Screen Dialogues: Navid Khonsari, Grand Theft Auto III

Video-game producer turned documentary filmmaker Navid Khonsari joins us for a discussion of his controversial and highly influential hit Grand Theft Auto III - now celebrating its 10th anniversary. 

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Kill Screen Dialogues: Zach Gage on SpellTower

Kill Screen Dialogues: Zach Gage on SpellTower

Internationally acclaimed game designer/conceptual artist Zach Gage joins us for a discussion of his impressive back catalogue, including the hit SpellTower. 

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The Lost Children

The Lost Children

Join the Film Society for the premiere of an utterly unique project—part film, part live show, part online experience—The Lost Children is a complex storyworld and we are inviting you to step inside.

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StoryCode Immersion: A Creator’s Guide to Broadcastr with Mark Harris

StoryCode Immersion: A Creator’s Guide to Broadcastr with Mark Harris

This tech Immersion will feature a hands on demo if the leading location-based storytelling tool, Broadcastr, led by Mark Harris. Broadcastr creates intimate immersive experiences by unlocking photos and audio files relative to your physical location.The evening will be complimented by a workshop for programmers focusing on workflow and process tools for creating successful projects.

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StoryCode Immersion: Popcorn Deep Dive

The latest event in our series of small group sessions - part classroom, part hands-on lab - takes an in-depth look at Popcorn, the Javascript framework that enables time-based interactive media.

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StoryCode Immersion: Transmedia Entrepreneurship with Lina Srivastava

StoryCode Immersion: Transmedia Entrepreneurship with Lina Srivastava

Join strategic consultant Lina Srivastava for an entrepreneurial workshop about employing transmedia as a tool for creating positive social change.

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StoryForum: Are You “Fit to Serve?”

StoryForum: Are You “Fit to Serve?”

Convergence welcomes the creators of Fit to Serve, the transmedia extension of the new James Bond film Skyfall, to the Film Society to explore this amazing multiplatform story extension that invites players to test their "00"-mettle in online games, real world events, and interactive mobile experiences in this ongoing immersive adventure!

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StoryForum: Colloquy, Presented by Lisa Rutherford

StoryForum: Colloquy, Presented by Lisa Rutherford

Coliloquy was founded on the belief that digital fiction can push the boundaries of how we think about narrative and storytelling. It publishes books as active applications, rather than static files. The result is an incredibly fluid and immersive story-telling experience.

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StoryForum: Fornicated from the Beatles, Presented by Mikhael Tara Garver

StoryForum: Fornicated from the Beatles, Presented by Mikhael Tara Garver

StoryForum is proud to welcome Mikhael Tara Garver to discuss her groundbreaking rock concert/theaterical piece Fornicated from the Beatles—a multi-layered interactive experience that has sold out shows in Boston and New York. 

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StoryForum: Met Before, Presented by Ari Kuschnir

StoryForum: Met Before, Presented by Ari Kuschnir

Met Before is a groundbreaking choose-your-own-path music video for Chairlift, created by m ss ng p eces and directed by Jordan Fish. It takes place in a parallel universe where Caroline and Patrick are research scientists. By choosing from simple directional choices at key moments, your story might involve possibilities for romance, intrigue, and star performance along the way.

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StoryForum: Guidestones & Sleep No More, Presented by Jay Ferguson & Pete Higgin

StoryForum: Guidestones & Sleep No More, Presented by Jay Ferguson & Pete Higgin

In a special "double feature," May's StoryForum will feature presentation from two of the most exciting immersive projects available today: Guidestones and Sleep No More.

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StoryForum: Totally Amp’d, Presented by Jay Bennett

StoryForum: Totally Amp’d, Presented by Jay Bennett

In a clever hybrid between a web series and an app, Totally Amp'd is a mobile-only series created by Smokebomb Entertainment.  Jay Bennett will talk about creating the first App of its kind for the underserved tween mobile entertainment market.

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StoryForum: Twitter Goes Fictional

StoryForum: Twitter Goes Fictional

Meet the minds behind the twitter musings of two fictional characters: Mad Men's icy housewife and Saving Lincoln's loyal bodyguard. 

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Story Hack

Story Hack

A first-of-its-kind event, Story Hack Beta is a weekend of creative fun that will give participants the opportunity to redefine storytelling while gaining hands-on experience with immersive media. Open to writers, designers, filmmakers, developers and more, participants form teams to design a storytelling model spanning three or more technological platforms and use it to create a cohesive narrative, all over the course of 24 hours! By registration only.

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