Compathos and BAVC presents the World Premiere of THE STREAM
Thursday, November 18 @ HUB SoMa
This exciting new eight-part series pioneers brave new models of storytelling. Each episode explores how various types of art and technology are transforming global communities — from kids in India putting their slums on Google Maps and fighting polio with mobile phones, to stories from the Guatemalan genocide visualized as cultural data in a breathtaking online archive — these videos put a startling fresh face on the power of stories and new media tools to drive social change – from text messaging platforms, Second Life, mobile games for change, visualized cultural data and augmented reality applications, to interactive maps (my favorite) that layer news, documentary, environmental data and community content.
Hear what happens when award-winning filmmakers hang out with world-class technologists for ten days to be creative, write code, and heal the world. This series features interviews with the some of the best documentary filmpreneurs working today, looking at how they are joining with visionary technologists, social entrepreneurs and community leaders to create collaborative, innovative tools for change as well as broadening their reach to new audiences. You will be amazed and inspired.
Much of the content for THE STREAM is derived from the Producers Institute for New Media Technologies at the Bay Area Video Coalition (also a Compathos partner in the series) which is spearheaded by Wendy Levy, visionary BAVC Director of Creative Programming, who will also be our guest speaker at THE STREAM World Premiere on Thursday, November 18, 7 pm. Bring your notepad and questions. Hope to see you there!