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Alex McDowell Kicks Off Future of Storytelling Summit

USC’s World Building Institute kicks off New York FoS summit running Oct. 7-9 with Oct. 5 workshop led by celebrated production designer Alex McDowel.

Celebrated production designer Alex McDowell is set to appear today at the USC School of Cinematic Arts to conduct a workshop on World Building and the Future of Storytelling as part of The Future of StoryTelling Summit.

Presented by The World Building Institute’s Science of Fiction program, The Future of StoryTelling Summit crosses media and disciplines to help pave the way to tell new stories for the 21st Century.

This year, for the first time FoST has added the Future of StoryTelling Festival to its world space.

The Festival takes place in NYC on October 7-9. Tickets to the main exhibition space, the FoST Playground, are $75 and provide access to:

  • Three hours at the Future of StoryTelling Playground, with more than 70 different immersive storytelling exhibitions, including Star Trek: Bridge Crew, Birdly, Flock: A Holojam Experience, Magic Dance Mirror, Famous Deaths, and others—over half of them US or world premieres.
  • Sixteen conversation panels over the 3 days of FEST, with some of the biggest names in entertainment, marketing, and technology, including leaders and creators from the likes of Microsoft HoloLens, Cartoon Network, the New York Times, CNNVR, Facebook, Oculus Story Studio, and Punchdrunk.
  • A multiperson VR theater featuring a curated selection of the very best in virtual-reality entertainment.
  • Interactive experiences, music, a free Community Day for families, and much, much more!

This is a chance to experience the Summit to come see what the Future of Storytelling is all about.

Source: The World Building Institute