September 14th Mediastorm Multimedia Narrative

You will be making multimedia narratives this year inspired by the Brooklyn based folks at Mediastorm.  The company was created by Brian Storm.  He believes that people are all storytellers and that it is people’s DNA to listen and share what means the most to us.   He challenges people living in this communications revolution to reach out to other people and raise their awareness in order to create positive change.  Mediastorm is a production studio that works with designers, news organizations, NGO’s and storytellers to create visual stories.

Here is Airsick by Toronto Star photographer Lucas Oleniuk.  Oleniuk shot over 20,0000 photographs in Ontario, Canada to illustrate the global problem of climate change.  Adding orinigal music by Randy Risling and quotes from his research, Oleniuk shows our addiction to fossil fuels.  His hope in making the visual storyteller was to make people aware of what is happening to the environment.

Created with 20,000 photographs and a haunting soundtrack, Airsick plays out like an unsettling dream. Photographer Lucas Oleniuk examines our addiction to fossil fuel – and its consequences. See the project at http://mediastorm.com/publication/airsick
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Dr. Scott Conti is the founding principal of New Design High School (NDHS). The school, located in the Lower East Side of New York City, uses the concept of design to assist in meeting the holistic needs of adolescents, including the academic, intellectual, social, emotional and artistic sides of students. He was born in the East Bay of Northern California. A graduate of St. Mary's College of California, Conti decided to pursue a career in teaching high school social studies teaching at Mount Diablo High School in Concord, California. He left the classroom to enter the Curriculum and Teaching doctoral program at Teachers College Columbia University. Upon graduation, Conti was approached by the New York City Department of Education to develop a small public school in the Seward Park Campus. Conti is entering his ninth year as a principal and has been constantly humbled at the process of developing a great urban school with an eye of educational innovation. This will be his third year teaching the Mediastorm class which he developed. He is currently working on his first book entitled, "Vigor: A New Design to Education." He lives in Brooklyn, is married to a tall Dutch girl, an avid soccer player, always on his bike, loves his work and still slowly working toward enlightenment.

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