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Film Screening: What Comes Next is the Future

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Next month, we are excited to show a special documentary film created by Matt Griffin (https://twitter.com/elefontpress). It premiered just last month at Abstractions Conference and we will be hosting the very first screening in the Boston area!

What Comes Next Is the Future (http://www.futureisnext.com/) is a film about the web. It is the story of Tim Berners-Lee’s creation – how it came to be, where it’s been, and where it’s going – as told by the people who build it.

In the film, Griffin knits together a narrative by mining dozens of conversations with important figures from throughout the web’s history including Jeffrey Zeldman, Denise Jacobs, Tim Berners-Lee, Ethan Marcotte, Chris Wilson, Lyza Danger Gardner, Eric Meyer, Irene Au, Alex Russell, Trent Walton, Val Head, Jonathan Snook and many more.

About the director:

Matt Griffin (@elefontpress (https://twitter.com/elefontpress)) is a designer and founder of the web design consultancy Bearded (http://bearded.com/). He’s a speaker (http://lanyrd.com/profile/elefontpress/), writer, educator, and an avid advocate for collaboration in design. His writing has been published by net magazine and A List Apart (http://alistapart.com/author/mattgriffin), where he writes the regular column on How We Work.

He’s also a letterpress printer, and one of the creators of Wood Type Revival (http://www.woodtyperevival.com/), a project which seeks out lost historic wood type and converts it into digital fonts for modern designers.

General details:

Doors open at 6:30pm for food and drinks provided by our sponsors. The screening will start at 7pm.

Unfortunately, while Vermonster’s old brick building has a lot of charm, it also has a lot of stairs, and does not have an elevator. We wish that wasn’t the case.