Every year, FoST produces a series of short films featuring our Summit speakers that highlight their areas of interest and the topics they’ll be discussing in their roundtable conversations. Summit attendees are encouraged to watch the films in advance so that they can participate in the roundtable conversations that interest them the most. To date, our FoST films have been viewed and shared millions of times.
David Carey, President of Hearst Magazines, looks ahead to the future of publishing and digital strategy, while reflecting on how he guided the world’s largest publisher of monthly magazines through its transition to the digital age.
D. Fox Harrell, Professor of Digital Media in Comparative Media Studies and the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at MIT, is working to create new forms of computational narrative that are free from human biases and stereotypes.
Sam Gustman – Preserving the Stories of Our Past for the Future
In his work as Chief Technology Officer of the USC Shoah Foundation, Sam Gustman has pioneered data preservation techniques that will allow the testimonies of 55,000 genocide survivors to exist and be accessible for future generations.
Marije Vogelzang uses food as a storytelling device to explore people's memories and communicate their stories, taking advantage of taste and smell's unique power to bypass the processing parts of our brain and connect with our emotional self.
David Weinberger — The Networking of Knowledge and Storytelling
David Weinberger identifies the cardinal challenge of the storyteller in the age of networked knowledge: to expose us to points of view other than our own, to free us from the "echo chamber" of narratives that merely reinforce what we already know or believe.
Robert Wong never imagined he would be influencing the future of scientific development—and yet he does just that, breaking down the boundary between art and science by creating stories that inspire engineers and the technology they build.
The streets of Snug Harbor reflect the light from the street lamps. VICKI enters the frame running, coming to a sudden stop against a lamppost. Her hand rests on her forehead in a feigned post of exhaustion. ROY enters, breathing hard.