FOST Fest 2016 NYC – The Future of Storytelling has arrived and it’s Immersive!

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Future of StoryTelling Summit – The Age of Immersion from Future Of StoryTelling on Vimeo.


The Future of Storytelling organization held it’s first open-to-the public event, the FOST Fest, Oct 7, 8 and 9 at NYC’s The Africa Center.


Exhibitors showed applications and tools incorporating Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence and other cutting edge Immersive Technologies

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plectrum|nyc was called upon to provide 3D-Immersive sound systems and related equipment for the event, featuring Genelec 8030 speakers in a Front and Rear Height application on display at the RIOT booth.

The RIOT exhibit demonstrated how a player’s facial expression could be read by sensors, processed by an AI application and used to alter the story line and outcome of an interactive game in real time.

For the occasion the site of the Africa Center on NYC’s Fifth Ave and 110th Street was transformed into an impressive, surreal playground by the design team of Joel Fitzpatrick/Anya Keyser. Aside from the exhibits, visitors could attend expert’s round tables, as well as shows at the VR theater and were treated to sudden theatrical performances.

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FOST Fest 2016 was an absolute stand-out event and plectrum|nyc’s Andy G. commented:

“We are honored and extremely pleased to have been chosen to contribute to this remarkable and one-of-a-kind event and we
congratulate the FOST organization and the Production Design Team of Joel Fitzpatrick and Anya Keyser for their tremendous artistic vision and sharing it with the public.”

and commenting further:
“2016 has seen tremendous uptake in demand for 3D-Immersive Sound Applications (Auro-3D, Dolby Atmos, DTS-X)
and our team at plectrum|nyc is extremely glad to have contributed to a select list of events by pioneering players such as Auro-3D Technologies, Google Inc., The FOST organization and others.”

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