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Marco Ragozzino & Nicole St.Jean
8i
Characters with Depth: Storytelling in Three Dimensions
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Zach Morris, Tom Pearson & Jennine Willett
Third Rail Projects
This hands-on workshop will provide an overview of the concepts, methods, and perspectives that Third Rail Projects employs in creating its immersive/experiential theater works, which include Then She Fell and The Grand Paradise.
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Dan Milton Klein
Lecturer, Graduate School of Business and Department of Theater and Performance Studies, Stanford University
This hands-on workshop explores the techniques theatrical improvisers use to engage each other and the audience while generating captivating tales.
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Matthew Reinhart
Children's Book Author, Illustrator & Paper Engineer, MC Reinhart Inc Pop-up Book Design Studio
Learn the basics of paper engineering and create your own story in dimensional, moving paper pop-ups.
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Sarah Slobin
Things Editor, Quartz
In this workshop, you’ll learn to tell stories with data using some of the frameworks that journalists use to find stories in statistic.
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Michael Ventura
Founder & CEO, Sub Rosa
This workshop will explore how to utilize empathy to improve design thinking and solution building.
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Klasien van de Zandschulp, Arjan Scherpenisse & Anton Lamberg
Lava Lab
In this workshop, we’ll explore the possibilities of modern chatbot technologies and the role they might play in the way we tell stories.
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Lizzie Stark & Allen Brooks
Larp Expert & Interactive Content Producer, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Explore what might have been in this edu-larp inspired by Romeo & Juliet and produced by ArtsEdge, the educational media arm of the Kennedy Center.
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Colum McCann & Lisa Consiglio
Narrative 4
In this workshop, participants will learn about the power of empathy and storytelling to build greater understanding among people.
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Alex Lieu & Michael Borys
49 Boxes
The 49 Boxes is an episodic, story-driven experience where audience members play a role in solving mysteries that have been kept secret for more than half a century.
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Sarah Ellis & Jamie Sherman
Royal Shakespeare Company
Explore the groundbreaking technologies developed by the Royal Shakespeare Company in its recent production of The Tempest, in collaboration with Intel and in association with The Imaginarium Studios.
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Justin Denton
Technical Creative Director, Here Be Dragons
In this workshop, we’ll dive into the history of AR, look at current and upcoming breakthroughs, and learn how to create a storytelling AR experience greater than the sum of its parts.
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Gil Baron
CEO & Cofounder, Mindshow
As a group, you will collaborate to create unique versions of scenes, and every participant will get hands-on to help craft a truly collaborative and still personal narrative built from the same clay.
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Robin Frohardt
Artist, Puppet Designer & Director
In this workshop, you’ll be introduced to the Bunraku (tabletop) style of puppetry and learn to use the core concepts of breath, tension, and focus to bring to life the inanimate and explore the power of gesture.
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Don Hahn
CEO, Stone Circle
Using examples from classic stories and his own films, Don Hahn will take an immersive look at the foundations of storytelling, focusing on how to create compelling characters in conflict and peril who grapple with their fears to reach their goals.
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Navid & Vassiliki Khonsari
iNK Stories
In this thought-provoking and participatory workshop, you'll gain a theoretical snapshot and hands-on understanding of how to design interactive stories.
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Melissa Kelly & Andrew Peters
Executive Producer & Creative Director, The Brand Experience
In this workshop, you’ll explore how people interpret and experience stories told in built environments—and then use what you’ve learned to build your own exhibition space called “The Story of You.”
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Ryan Heffington
Director, Dance Mafia
Ryan Heffington is a performance artist, choreographer, and designer. He collaborated with Sia on her “Chandelier” music video, which is ranked as one of the most watched videos in history.
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Kwame Alexander & Anya Grundmann
Poet & Educator
Join author Kwame Alexander and NPR’s VP of Programming, Anya Grundmann, to beta-test a potential new series that will infuse NPR programs with poems submitted by listeners from around the country.
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