What is it?
As technology continues to infiltrate our lives — the way we interact, how we see and experience the world, the means and methods of storytelling continue to evolve. As a result, storytellers who can effectively harness these new technologies to develop a cohesive narrative across multiple platforms are desirable in today’s entertainment marketplace.
If you’re a creative genius working in the transmedia or cross media space, we want to hear from you. Creatasphere and StoryCode, in conjunction with Transmedia L.A. and TransmediaSF, are hosting the very first Los Angeles Story hackathon – and you could be a part of it! So if you’re interested in practicing your craft in competition for a cash prize, and being given an opportunity to promote your work in front of the leading decision-makers in entertainment, read on!
The Rules of the Storyhack
You and your team will have 24 hours to explore the intersection of storytelling and technology by:
- Designing a cohesive narrative spanning three or more technological platforms.
- Executing at least one of those three platforms.
- Centering your hack around a THEME, to be announced a week before the event.
Each completed hack must also:
- Integrate at least ONE sponsor technology (to be announced) in an EXECUTED hack (extra credit given for use of more than one)
- Include a [specified item], a prop which must appear in the platform that is executed.
- Integrate a wild card, to be announced at the start of the Hack on March 19th.
MOBILE: iphone/android/windows iOS
SOCIAL: Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Instagram etc
FILM/TV: Traditional linear video
LIVE: Any variety of live performance including ARG
WEB: Video, non-social Text/Image Web-based tools/apps, non-social Games
GAME: Console based or Live
Where is it?
The hackathon will take place during Creatasphere’s TransVergence Summit, scheduled for March 19th and 20th, 2013 at the W Hotel in Hollywood. You do not need to register for the TransVergence Summit to participate, but all participating teams WILL have the opportunity to present their finished hack to the summit attendees.
Tuesday, March 19th, 2013
Brainstorm & Create
10:00 am to 11:00 am – Kickoff / Keynote
11:00 am – Start hacking
7:00 to 8:00 pm – Dinner Break
2:00 to 7:00 pm – Creative Mentorship available
Wednesday, March 20th, 2013
Polish & Present
11:00 am – Stop Hacking
1:15 to 2:30 pm – Presentations
5:15 pm – Winners Announced
Eligibility & Guidelines
Open to writers, designers, filmmakers, developers and more. Current university students, recent grads and working professionals can join. Participants are allowed to form teams of up to four (4) members. If you don’t have a team to register with that’s okay, if selected we’ll match you up with other participants.
Space is limited to ten teams of up to four (4) members who must meet eligibility requirements. To be considered for entry into the Story Hackathon Challenge, register below. We will notify those who have been selected to participate by email.
Click here to register for the event. THE EVENT IS FREE FOR STORYHACK PARTICIPANTS
Projects will be judged by attendees of the TransVergence Summit.
The Grand Prize winners will be awarded a cash grant.
General Conditions: Participants warrant that they are the sole authors and owners of their submission, and that it is wholly original. The work of participants must not infringe any copyright or any other rights of any third party of which Contestants are aware. Createasphere reserves the right to refuse any submission that it believes infringes on the intellectual property rights of others.