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StoryCode BOSTON ~ WGBH's Bill Shribman ~ Paul Turano's immersive urban wanders

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StoryCode (http://www.storycode.org/) spotlights case-studies in current storytelling innovation, immersive narrative, and transmedia.

http://www.storycode.org/

StoryCode Boston intends to be a meetup where our diverse community of creators, producers, educators and innovators can share their knowledge, experience, and analysis in the progressive and convergent forms of storytelling today! Yay!

Our inaugural meetup will introduce the group and feature presentations by Bill Shribman from WGBH (http://wgbhkids.wordpress.com/), and Paul Turano with his team from Wander, Wonder, Wilderness (http://www.wanderurbanwilds.com/)

In collaboration with MIT Open Documentary Lab http://opendoclab.mit.edu/

Meetup will take place at MIT and space is limited, so please RSVP to find out exactly where we'll be ;)

"Detectives, Aliens, Bullies, and Poisoners: Four Digital Story Projects from WGBH's Digital Kids Team"

Bill Shribman is the Senior Executive Producer responsible for digital media for kids at WGBH (http://wgbhkids.wordpress.com/) including a dozen apps and the national PBS sites for Arthur (http://pbskids.org/arthur/), Curious George (http://pbskids.org/curiousgeorge/), Design Squad Nation (http://pbskids.org/designsquad/), and Martha Speaks (http://pbskids.org/martha/). These high traffic projects have won many awards including the Prix Jeunesse, an Emmy, and the George Foster Peabody Award. He is the creator of several original broadband projects including The Fin, Fur and Feather Bureau of Investigation (http://www.fffbi.com/) and The GREENS (http://meetthegreens.pbskids.org/). He has written and produced original content for many platforms, from magazines and TV to the iPhone and Wii. His current work includes an app to help kids with autism recognize facial expressions, a forensic science murder mystery iPad app for high schoolers, a digital media literacy project, and a multi-platform environmental science adventure for tweens. His TED-X (http://www.tedxbeaconstreet.com/) and TED-Ed (http://ed.ted.com/lessons/what-cameras-see-that-our-eyes-don-t-bill-shribman) talks have focused on his other passion, photography. Bill is currently also affiliated with Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society (http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/).

"Chance encounters and insights inspired by walking through Boston’s public parks and greenways—known as urban wilds."

Paul Turano is a visual artist whose work in film and video and new media incorporates lyrical observational strategies and meditations on personal space, as well as subjective reportage of marginal media events and long form essay films. It has been presented throughout Europe, Asia, Australia and North America. Recent screenings include the Pirate Cinema screening at the Maldives Pavilion at the Venice Biennale (http://www.labiennale.org/en/Home.html), the Sydney Underground Film Festival (http://suff.com.au/), Black Maria Film and Video Festival (http://www.blackmariafilmfestival.org/), Crosstalk Video Art Festival (http://www.crosstalkvideoartfestival.com/) in Budapest, Hungary, L'Alternativa (http://alternativa.cccb.org/2013/ct/) in Barcelona, Spain, Festival des Cinémas Différents et Expérimentaux de Paris, France. He is the recipient of a Media Fellowship from the Massachusetts Cultural Council (http://www.massculturalcouncil.org/index.asp) and a Moving Image Fund Grant (http://www.lef-foundation.org/DefaultPermissions/NewEngland/tabid/160/Default.aspx) from the LEF Foundation. Based in Boston, he has screened his work at the Harvard Film Archive, the Institute of Contemporary Art and The Museum of Fine Arts and his films have been programmed in over 50 national and international film festivals. He is an assistant Professor of Visual and Media Arts at Emerson College (http://www.emerson.edu/academics/departments/visual-media-arts) and has taught previously at Hampshire College, Massachusetts College of Art, Harvard University, and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. The focus of his current work is the exploration of our relationship to natural environments in both local and global ways.