The Future of Storytelling Festival is not about how to tell stories — it’s about living them.
The three-day event going on this weekend is as broad as it sounds. Open to the public for the first time after starting as an industry conference, the explosion of virtual, augmented and mixed reality meant people are getting more involved with their media, but the latest technologies may not yet be accessible to them because of cost or space.
“These are all efforts to put the person formerly known as the audience in the middle of the story,” says Charles Melcher of Future of Storytelling, the company behind the festival. “They have agency, they have control, they have something to do.”